Saturday, March 28, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat Day 17

A different approach to free-motion machine embroidery.

The castle image was created in Photoshop and printed on fabric.

The mountain side and the sky are free-motion embroidery.

Finally the piece was mounted on a wool background with a hand stitched edge added.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat Day 16

A Stitch A-Long for anyone who cares to use it.
I printed my approximately 8" square.

Two rows of a dark red round the inside and the outside of the heart.

A lighter shade of red filled in the rest of that area.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat Day 15

Years ago I created a collection of polar bear wool and cotton applique designs.

The project was canceled.

Ursa Major and Ursa Minor mean Big Bear and Little Bear.

I put a navy blue dot in most of the stars only leaving the appropriate ones white. Those I connected with a white running stitch while the rest of the piece was quilted in navy.
I like the moon border.

 And then there is my favorite....

...the Storyteller.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat Day 14

Today really was the day the teddy bears had their picnic!

A beautiful sunny day brought the bears out of their cottage.

Pails and baskets were filled with goodies.

They found a sheltered mossy spot.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat

The answer to yesterday's question is 'Belling The Cat'.
And a contemporary version of the fable 'The Ants and the Grasshopper.' 


Monday, March 23, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat

Today's post is one image and one question. What fable is this? Remember I am looking for the name of a fable not a fairy tale or nursery rhyme or even a myth.
Unfortunately only two of the three main elements are on the panel so far.
Any guesses?

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat


As little quilts.

As little Friends.

This is Wally.

This is Elsa.

And buttons on a crazy quilt.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat Day 10

It has been a long time since I've blogged about the map of the World of Possibilities. That's because I haven't worked on it for a long time. Stitching the panels for casket 3 have been easier than stitching with this heavy wool.
But getting it out to photograph for this blog has made me want to get back to work on it.

This detail shows the turnip wagon. Each of the princes in the Golden Rule Mountains rolled off a similar cart.

The stick like figures holding up the Enchanted Forest sign are the tree spirits. They will be found throughout the map.


Friday, March 20, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat Day 9

Here is the first production of G.R.I.T, 
Golden Rule Improv Theater.
In my case the improv stands for all the improvising I have to do to put a story together. It is the best part and I hope you enjoy it.
You can click on the link above or click
This is being posted early so I can test the links.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat Day 8

First a big thank you for the comments yesterday!
Thank you!
I wish I could stitch everything by hand. My hands won't let me.
So I made the inside door panels and the dressing room using free motion machine embroidery.
I start out stitching in a hoop. Once I have enough stitched over the main area of the design, I remove the hoop. Then I just add one layer of color after another.

Then I fill in the background.
Here I am laying out the design for the dressing room wall of mirrors.
Stitching bit by bit.

Here is another look at the inside of the doors.

And here is the dressing room. Nothing is attached yet and I am still finding little odds and ends to tuck into the scene.
I put my pandemic badge on the mirror to date when this was created.

Coming Soon! Maybe Tomorrow!!!
The Golden Rule Improv  Theater or GRIT will have its first production ready for your amusement!

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