Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat Day 20

Day 20!
I can't believe it.
Time for Stitch A-Long progress check.
For some unknown reason thought to make the sky 2 shades of blue. 

I prefer it one color.

And now the red roofed cottage is done.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat Day 19

Little dolls.....

I might be adding the doll pattern soon if there is any interest.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Golden Rule Retreat Day 18

Are you stitching along? In this step I have filled in the parts of the heart where the tulips and hearts are drawn.

I decided it would be easier to have a solid background for adding the tulips and dots,

The heart is complete.
send pictures of yours if you are stitching along.

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.

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