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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

another adventure!


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Preliminary tracings of magic ...
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All that magic in one tube ...
winging our way North to the New England states. 
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First stop,
my cousin and his partners beautiful home.
The property is landscaped to the nines!
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My gracious cousin Jeff & Moi
touring a few wineries on
a gorgeous Fall day. 


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Mineral Hills Winery

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Through the wonder of the internet I met
'one of my tribe'
A woman with the same passion for color that I have.
She saw my Magic Carpet I painted in my studio 
and asked if I'd paint it for her in her beautiful home.
I'm honored that a piece of my art is now a part of her collection.

Big finish for me!
Actually, huge, four by seven feet!
There was a time when no wall went untouched in my home.
A mural such as this, I'd never attempted before.

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I LOVE the Fall color in this Ornamental Cabbage,
A feast for the eyes during a paint break.
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Next stop in my adventure ...
time with my two favorite girls!
My wonderful son in law is now teaching
for the next two to three years at West Point.
Recently promoted to Major too!
We're all very proud.

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Of course, I have to have a basketweave travel piece going.
More on this later.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Pink Skies...


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He's looking much happier.
I may change the sky a bit to the left of him ...
counting that out in those tiny spaces might
send me over the edge!
More on that later. [the counting bit, not going over the edge bit]
Sky stitch is compliments of Sheena's Sweet Stitching.
Now to figure out the sun rays....
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For my next act.
My sweet Mom gathered these for me from the
banks of the Susquehanna River in PA.
We lived on a mountain top over looking
this river for many years.
I have a succulent garden growing in my
imagination. These rocks are going to grace that garden bed.
I'm planning to paint them with colorful [of course] designs.
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"A Different Tassel"©
This is a charted design of mine from a
few years back. 
It's now making a reappearance at 
The Black Sheep
I'll be teaching this one day project
November 14th.
Join us for a fun easy day of stitching!
Click the link above & call the shop for details.
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I just LOVE this!
It seems to bloom endlessly.
I'll step out with Chance in the a.m. for his walk
and
POW, color!
This obviously makes this one very happy!
My brain is concocting a new piece involving these
wonderful poofs of fuchsia and those great seed pods.
It also attracts lovely honey bees ... which will have to be
included with in the piece.
Oh for more time....

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 1!!

How?? 
Seems like yesterday we were still in August! 
Where did September go??

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These beautifully fall colored Echinacea
greeted us as we entered our local museum
Sunday afternoon.
I love these flowers in all colors! Mostly I've seen them
in the deep fuchsia I love so much. 
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I was going to be totally selfish with this piece,
keep it just for moi.
A piece was needed to demonstrate finishing
for my ongoing classes in Orlando at
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So I pulled colors I love and the magic happened.
Ruth said NO, you have to share.
So, I am going to use this one as a teaching piece.
I have several places to submit to for classes, 
nice to have something ready.
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Progress!
His spikes are growing and soon to sparkle!
I decided on Raised Stem, I'd totally
forgotten about this gem of a stitch!
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Cool! 
Look at that dimension!
I found a wonderful stitch for the sky to try out from 
Sheena's Sweet Stitches!
Amazing where we all find inspiration!