Saturday, March 30, 2013

Happy Easter

This year's Bunny Cake is chocolate/ chocolate chip cake with chocolate glaze.

My lucky family and friends get to pick the paper grass off of their individual pieces! 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New to me website

Over 800 designs from the Museum of Krakow.

Stanley Spencer, my new favorite artist

I am a devoted follower of the blog "It's About Time". 
You can link here, or always find it in my blog roll on the right hand side of your screen.  This blog (and others) is written by 'Barbara' .
The artist of the work above is Stanley Spencer, English, 1891-1959. This piece is called 'Neighbors, 1936'. This is the tip of the iceberg but you must visit the site to see the very human, and robust work of this artist!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

New images, earlier work

I am preparing a new Power Point show for a couple lectures I will be giving soon. I don't think I have shared these on my blog before so I thought I would now. 
Stitched on muslin.

The wrapped chain is still one of my favorite embroidery stitches.
That is the stitch that looks like a twisted cord. 

This is stitched on osnaburg fabric, a favorite background for me.

The little red hen. I think she can.

The date on this piece is '01!
It is Elsa's wagon, part carousal, part gypsy wagon.
Embroidery with cotton applique.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Better Resolution

These photos my take longer than usual to load but hopefully you will be able to explore and enjoy the details better.
This dapper young bird might be looking for some nightlife. 

3 birds, 1 bunny, 2 butterflies, 1 moon and 1 worm.
Can you find them all? 

In the upper left hand corner a squirrel is reading before bed. The silvery web is empty for now. Tiny mushrooms are nestled in the grass. 

The young owl is responsible for letting the stars loose at night. 

A swan and fish swim together in a rock pool derived from 17th century embroideries.

And last but not least, the birdy family reuniting in the evening.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013

End of the Day in the Enchanted Forest

It's the 'End of the Day' and all of the creatures of the Enchanted Forest are coming home.

Papa Bird has a pocket full of worms and his lantern all aglow as he makes his way home. Mama Bird watches anxiously from the window and Baby Bird runs in at the last moment!

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