Saturday, July 11, 2015

Silk Ribbon Arbor


 This week I have been working on Kathy Shawkl's Silk Ribbon Class.  Excellent way of learning how to do silk ribbon.

Finished my scissor fob, pattern by Lori Brechlin  Notforgotten Farm



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Friday, July 3, 2015

CQ Americana

Happy 4th!! Oscar Myer hot dogs, tuna-macaroni Salad, and watermelon. Top it off with the Elks Fireworks....Awesome!!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

cq, doily, motifs and Ketchikan AK

Doily finished from Catherine Austin's book, "A New Twist on Tatting". It is tatted in size 20 purple/white variegated.

Block is almost completed, basket is filled with silk ribbon flowers and ladybug buttons are flying around. Mary Corbet had a nice chain-beaded seam tutorial this week. It is along the green and easy to do.

Hooked rug flowers are finished. Waiting for wool from Dorr Mills to dye grey to hook the edges.

Pickin cherries, have 10 1/2 pts in the freezer and more to pick.

These guys have devoured the dill. I harvested and dried  the dill weed earlier and save the rest for the Monarch butterflies.  No comparison to store bought and easy to grow.

I purchase some motifs from sewvictoriacrazy.etsy.com   She is going out of business and has a sale.  Very nice motifs and ready to join Kathy Shawkl's   dying class.
 
 
The recent plane crash in Ketchikan, Ak was in the Misty Fjords where we took many trips on the wkend. The first picture is Eddy Rock, awesome, right in the middle of the water. Next is Wilson Lake flying in for a week's stay at Cabin. Sean and Dick unloading and pilot getting ready to take off. Last picture is Ella Lake, Linda and Dick catching trout. Back in the 80's the pilots, loaded with tourists would bee balm us ...Here are the Natives!! We go remote places for peace and quite and get away from the 4-5 tourist ships every day. Many lakes in the Misty Fjords and the main body of water has sheer cliffs on both sides. This is no place to visit on a rainy, windy Day!!!




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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Purple Doily, CQ and Flycatcher

 Started another doily with Catherine Austin's book, "A New Twist on Tatting". It is tatted in size 20 purple/white variegated
 Progress on the CQ Block. The blue bird outline in blue is hard to see among the silk ribbon flowers.  But it makes it interesting for people to look at and then come back and see something they missed. I have watched people  look at my CQ quilt  and wander off but come back and look at it again.
 
Fly Catcher watching over the young while the mate hunts for food. The nest is directly below and they are always hungry. I enjoy watching them while swimming.

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Nativity Advent Calendar


Advent Nativity Calendar. Need to add Velcro to the back of people and animals and sew down the numbers. Add 4 loops at top for hanger and the backing it will be completed.


Tatted Ghosts for a lady in Tx. Still need one more to tat. Pattern is from Mark Myers and tatted in size 20.
Crazy quilt block for a quilt. The purple by the toadstools is a tatted bunny. I like to add color felt behind my tatting as it defines the character. Humming bird and lady bugs are silk ribbon. The butterfly near the flower is a pattern from Helen Steven's book. The thread is rayon using 1 strand long and short stitch.

 
The hook rug is almost completed. I have a few more flower and the rest is background. I do not have a rug cutter so all strips are cut with a rotary cutter about 1/8 wide. A lady gave me a bag full of Pendleton Wool scraps today. Nice and clean.
 
 The boys going down to an elderly couple in their 80's and mow the knee deep lawn. Rain every day and it looks like a lush valley here in NM!
Trumpet Vine over the Pergola, looking into the front flower garden

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

sunday



 One more round!!

Finished the angels with gold braid and blue beads, Camel and Wise men, Mary and Palm trees. They take about 2 hours each to finish. Mary did not take as long because of all the braids and beading but still took some time to tuck all the satin edging under.

Here is my sea horses made when I first started crazy quilting in 2007. The big one is all bullion stitches and the baby is back stitch. I was showing the ladies how to work the bullion stitches but the young 12 year old I worked with her doing a back stitch.
Renee..http://monkeyandmutt.blogspot is working on her 2015 Under the Sea Block Step 4: Seahorse Motif.  She has a great Tutorial on satin stitching a seahorse.  I will have to make one using her directions, the treasurer chest is satin stitch.
 


Hubby says  Hi!  With all the rain we purchased a riding lawn mower to mow weeds. The weeds are above the mail boxes. We are on the border of TX and not as much rain and flooding as Central TX. We shudder every time a thunder storm comes by and hope no hail. It still floods in the garden and driveway. Have one red tomato we will share today and a few raspberries.


I received a new magazine this week and have not subscribed to any cross stitch or quilting magazines for the past 5+ years. This one is amazing packed full of patterns on primitive cross stitch and punch needle. I have my punch needle just need to find time to learn. I do rug hooking so it isn't that hard to figure it out.
Here is what one reader wrote.....
Check out Lori's "Olde Goat"! The magazine is definitely a 5~STAR magazine...each page is fantastic! Blessings from Scattered Seed Samplers








The first printing is sold out and they are doing a second printing with the info below. Once that is sold out there is NO MORE...

Good Morning All!
We have updated our website to include new information about the 2nd printing of the Premier Issue ~ Click on "Purchase" in the main menu. This next batch should be ready for mailing around June 15th. Thank you again for making this first issue such a great success!       
http://www.pnpsmagazine.com


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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Nativity and Lace Mat Doily

This week I started work on the Advent Nativity. The cows, sheep (with bells) and Manger  are finished.  The angels and shepherds need some more embroidery work.  I stitch on the top layer and then cut the backing with Heat and Bond on it. This is fused to the top. Makes a nice stiff but pliable figures and will add a small circle of Velcro to back.

Sister has a birthday in 15 days so I will tat this up and have it on its way  in a week. It is The Lace Mat....Pattern by Norma Benporath and chart drawn by Jon Yusoff. The doily is tatted with size 20 Lizbeth 153 Taffy Thread. The next round I might have a plain yellow for the chain stitch.

These are projects waiting for their turn to be worked on!!  LOL
 
 
 
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