Sunday, August 23, 2009
I think I now have 5 family Christmas presents done! Woohoo!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
And I made the little pocket on the back for the red gems! I am a quick study. I already knew how to frame a piece with fabric... What fun!
I added the little gemstone trim all around the cube, so it is fine-ally finished!
Funny little bird that I bumped up with that colorful flower (Weeks Hotrod)! By Aliolka (?), a free chart. Finished as a pin cushion, filled with crushed walnut shells.
I love this piece and will probably do more... Used a Dinky Dyes silk on Virginia Beach Blend by R&R Reproductions. It was a freebie, found ?? during a blog-hopping visit. Also finished as a pin cushion stuffed with crushed walnut shells.
The back fabby is not quite so dark... it is a sweet pattern, to go with the swirly's...
Saturday, August 8, 2009
You can see the ends of the long horns here, and the monks pouring the sand into the water. It was an excellent experience and I am waiting for them to come again.
One note about this experience. Some of my favorite stitching pieces are very much like mandalas. It has been inside of me a long time, tho I never knew it till the monks came. I went to BN and got a mandala coloring book for me, and when I am particularly stressed I take it out and create my own. It is a great release, very relaxing to me.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
When I saw the PS Breast Cancer pinkeep at my LNS (Dyeing to Stitch), it called out to me to stitch it for a girl I know that just finished chemo and radiation. I am trying to be her encourager, because when I went through it I really appreciated those who were mine. So, here is my gift for Crystal:Hugs.