Saturday, March 23, 2013

mostly white this week...

Jude has been Whispering White in her latest What If workshop and that fit right in with the lace work i'm doing in Karen Ruane's Alchemy class. so not too many words just a few pics.
click on the images for close-ups.


cheese cloth, cording and free motion embroidery


a piece of lace, cheese cloth and free motion embroidery
 some more white on white work.

a new cell phone case from a thrift store table runner
the drought we've been having for the past 2 years is showing itself lately with limbs and trees just breaking off and falling to the ground. it's taking me lots of time to trim this up so i can put it out for recycling. hope this is it for awhile.

this youpon just broke in half. hope the rest of the tree survives and puts out new shoots.
more next time. have a great week.

23 comments:

Jeannie said...

Gorgeous lace work, Deanna! Who knew cheesecloth could be so beautiful? I know what you mean about the drought. I got the hoses out to deep water the trees. We haven't had the drought you have had and there is ample water in the snowpack this year, but when we only get 4-6 inches of rain a year, a lot of expensive watering has to happen. Our trees are so valuable in protecting us from the summer heat. So, the trade off of expensive water or expensive electric bills from a/c. I'll take the trees over a/c any day! Have a wonderful weekend.

liniecat said...

Wonderful white swirls there!
x

Cathie said...

lovely, lovely, lace work - 7 trees. I am such an admirer of cheese cloth. I am always playing with it, dyeing it, painting it, etc. I love its ethereal quality, and in thinking of "whispering white" it fits in quite nicely.

deemallon said...

ethereal whites here.

Ms. said...

The blogs are blowing blizzards of white meditations since 'What-if' began. Yours is a treat!

Lynn Holland said...

Gorgeous work Deanna. Wish we had a drought I'm freezing with all this snow x

Rachel said...

The lace is looking gorgeous!

karen said...

I am amazed that the tree didn't do more damage...be careful! I love what you are doing with the white...you are showing off its beauty perfectly

saskia said...

amazing lace

Judy said...

Love your work on cheese cloth! I really cannot imagine doing free motion stitching on cheese cloth. Do you keep it stabilized in the hoop, or do you have more secrets?
We are losing a lot of trees in our yard....but it is more due to high winds and rain! We have about 5 acres, with lot of trees, but I think we've lost 5 just this winter. It is costly and time consuming to get them hauled off. ugh! I'd much rather spend my time and money on fiber!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

xxoo

Nancy said...

Love the light coming through showing each detail on the White! I posted my camera case this weekend. Very simple made of warm & natural, so I can shove it in my pocket :)
So sorry about your tree loss, I know what that is like.
Take care

handstories said...

Your cheesecloth work is so pretty and interesting to imagine how it is done.
So sorry for your tree and other plant life. Wishing you rain.

Anita said...

Lovely lace! I didn't know that cording will look good on a cheese cloth,thanks for showing.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Deanna. Really like the free motion embroidery you're doing that gives such a beautiful lacy look. And the combination of regular lace and the free motion embroidery is very effective and quite elegant. I have an idea for doing something white, but, I just haven't found the time to get it started. So sorry to hear about that drought, which can only be rough on a garden.
best, nadia

Deb G said...

So much possibility using the cheesecloth for lace...

Robin Olsen said...

The cheesecloth and cording is gorgeous! What a clever idea for lace.

Lis said...

What contrasts can be achieved with white on white when the textures are so wonderful. This reminds me of the Mountmellick work I did many years ago. Now, I wonder what happened to that?

Peggy said...

Beautiful lacework. And the photos with the white shadows. Ahhhh. Hope the tree makes it...

blandina said...

Free motion embroidery? How beautiful, and I love white on white embroidery

underatopazsky said...

The work is lovely and the way the light shines through it makes it so luminous.

neki desu said...

your white work is gorgeous.
here on the contrary we are having lots of rain and floods in the south. will my potted plants rot?

liniecat said...

That cheese cloth is wonderful Deanna and how lovely that both workshops have coincided in this way !

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Well, I am finally following your blog. I'm taking Karen's Lace class in May. Your white embroidery on the cheesecloth is beautiful!! Love Linda

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