Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
The last two months of weather in Indiana have been beautiful.
So I have been spending more time in the garden than stitching.
I put the space above in order last fall knowing I wanted to do something new and different. First I added a stream.
Naturally the old mailbox lid became a drawbridge.
Odds and ends from the recycle bin became the bones of the castle.
Then I mixed my first ever batch of Hypertufa.
And I had enough of the mixture to "pour foundations".
Stayed tuned to the next stage of "The World Of Possibilities".
Saturday, April 28, 2012
The design I shared in my last post has been tweaked just a little more. I decided the piece would be perfect over the mantel in the living room.
So I rearranged the composition, printed out a full size mock-up and taped it in place over the fireplace. The last adjustment before I transfer to fabric is to trim half an inch from the bottom and add it to the top. That way the motifs at the top are not cut off.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Here is the storefront of 'Hen and Chicks' Studio in Conrad, IA.
Just got home from a delightful weekend of teaching, stitching and shopping.
An original metal grate stills graces the floor.
Here are some of the Angels being stitched over the weekend.
All kinds of stitches were taught.
I was so impressed with the quality of their satin stitches! It is an easy stitch to do, but it is hard to do well.
Heidi Kaisand is the creative energy behind the Hen and Chicks Studio. We never have enough time to get all of our 'visiting' done.
We are already planning another embroidery weekend for 2013.
Hope you'll join us!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Last week was my first ever visit to New Orleans.
What a great city! The people were the most friendly I have ever met, the food was an extra few pounds I didn't need to gain, and the music in the street amazing. In order to really soak up a feel for the city I decided to try my hand at drawing again.
The sketch above is the head of Andrew Jackson's horse.
This is the only sketch that kinda, sorta catches a tiny note of the music scene.
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