Saturday, January 24, 2015

Those Pesky Intentions

I had every intention of coming here and posting Camp Wannastitch progress.

No time. No way. No how.

But here is a piece back from the finisher this week.

I got this at Garden District Needlework in New Orleans a few years ago.

Happy days!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Camp Wannastitch

Back in Ocean City for four days of fun with nearly 130 wonderful friends.

OC has some surprisingly good restaurants.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Why Embroidery is Relevant

Why X Stitch is important | Jamie 'Mr X Stitch' C…: http://youtu.be/kr154jHDeLY

A Ted Talk with Jamie Chalmers.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Studio Improvement

On Saturday we had some new windows installed. Which necessitated my moving everything to one side of the room.

Today is move it back day and pack for Camp Wannastitch.

Room is definitely warmer and I may use it more in the winter months now.

Leaving for Camp Friday morning, returning Monday at dinner time. This will be my 4th year attending and I have so much fun. Now what projects to bring?

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Last Finish for 2014

Wall:  done.
Kitty:  done.
Shower curtain:  done.
Shower cap:  done.
Bathtub:  thank goodness it's done!
Whiskers:  done.

Off the bars and now let's go to the framers!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Spirit

Today I found my Christmas Spirit in a strange place - the meat counter at Wegmans.

What a zoo. I could only laugh.

And made some other people smile and laugh, too.

Better to rejoice and be happy than be frazzled and vexed.

In the spirit of rejoicing, here are the latest two things I've had framed.

The orange love piece is an original creation. You can tell by its imperfections. It makes me smile every time I look at it. It's been hanging with Santa for a few days. Totally ruins the seasonal color scheme, but I don't care.

The blue piece was an ANG correspondence course, Ghordian  Knot, by Rachel Atkinson that I did last year.
Photo doesn't begin to do it justice. It's stunning.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Shower Kitty and Finish

I love it when a plan works out! Needle felting the base for the shower cap allowed me to get the exact shape I wanted.

Then Lori at Waste Knot Needlepoint suggested ruching Sparkle Rays for the ruffle which was way easier and quicker than what I was planning.

Isn't it great?

Now to add whiskers and finish the tub.

Also had a small ornament finish which is what happens when you hang out at a car dealership and come home with a new car. I bought this in New Orleans - it's the Cathedral at night. I've already shipped it off to the finisher. Can't wait to see what she does.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

My Thanksgiving Weekend Stitching

I found some time on Thursday to finally start my experiment with needle felting on canvas. 

The goal is to make a puffy shower cap for my shower kitty. 

My idea is to needle felt wool roving in the puffy shape I want and then to cover it with Flair. 
 
I used some beautiful wool roving that I had bought at one of the Sheep and Wool festivals. And I've got a block of foam under my canvas.
Pulling apart the roving, I used a single needle to felt it to the canvas. 
 
All nice and puffy and correctly shaped. Now let's start applying the Flair.
So much fun. And it's working out just like I planned.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Shower Kitty

Just finished the shower curtain tonight.

I was at the framers today and saw the best frame for this piece. Now I'm excited.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Studio Mess

While trying to impose some organization on my studio today, I've been encountering some interesting stuff.

These two in particular - a DMC  long stitch canvas and a Royal Paris canvas.

The DMC piece is 25" tall. It has numbers for pearl cotton on the side.  I'm wondering what else I could do with this. Any suggestions?

The other one is a Royal Paris canvas. It's 25" by 45". That's large.

I got both of these because if they didn't come home with me, they were going in the dumpster.

That's me. Rescuer of lost canvas.