Friday, November 7, 2014

stars and pockets and phases of the moon...

I've made some progress on the crazy hanky patchwork block. There is now an area with stars and phases of the moon created by coloring in parts of the circles with a black inktense pencil.

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phases of the moon

the stars are out and the grass has grown

There is a little pocket created by an open edge of  an embroidered cloth bit and i decided to hide a couple of stars inside. A friend reminded me of the song from long ago....CATCH A FALLING STAR....and it follows with...AND PUT IT IN YOUR POCKET.  so appropriate here and I used to sing that song all the time. I know I'm dating myself here. A wonderful song....it's HERE.

created 2 stars with sparkly beads all along the edge


Hope to finally use these brushes this week using a left over onion skin dye bath. I figure if I tell you about it here, it will force me to do it. I've been wanting to for a long time.

hand made in Asia for Chinese Calligraphy

...and this is on the way to the birthday girl. I do love it and may have to make one for myself.

made with Noro Silk Garden Lite yarn

Have a great weekend.

20 comments:

Susan said...

Oh those moon phases and stars in a pocket! A fairytale quilt. I love it.

Ms. said...

Adorable story pocket! Enviable caligraphy brushes and won't they be fun. What a fine gift (silk ooola la)

margaret said...

this is coming along beautifully and now I have a certain song going round and round my brain!!

Jane Galley said...

I love that idea with the phases of the moon and stars, look forward to seeing the next update

susan hemann said...

lovely work!! I love your brushes, years ago I took a class on Chinese brush painting, so calming, I loved it, can hardly wait to see what you do with your brushes!! Have a good week. Starting a painting of a ram on am old door.

karen said...

wonderful post Deanna. The brushes are works of art, beautiful and I know anyone would be delighted to receive the gorgeous scarf.

Rachel said...

I hope there aren't too many rainy days coming up when you'll need that star..

Mosaic Magpie said...

After I read this post, I had to leave the computer for a few minutes....yes, I was singing the song..."never let it fade away"...
Love the scarf and your phases of the moon using the inktense pencils...genius!
Deb

Deb G said...

Scarf turned out beautifully! Love that there are stars so many places...

Anneliese said...

The crazy hanky blanket is going ot be interesting. I like the growing grass as well as the stars. The brushes are wonderful - even without paint on them. And the scarf is something qute special Make one for yourself, too, and then I would like to know how it is worked. Did you tell you got the pattern from Ravelry?

Anita said...

cute pocket and the stars. beautiful scarf! you should definitely make one for yourself.

liniecat said...

Could you make me one of those scarves too pse lol its smashing!
Love the moon phases - you've reminded me that I bought some Intense last November at the Harrogate show ............. wonder where I put them!!

handstories said...

Of course, I like your star sprinkling! Cute idea for the pocket stars. I remember that song, too.

Nancy said...

Yes it is a great song and a good fit for your creative cloth. The scarf turned out beautifully, I bet the birthday girl/guy will love it. And those brushes are gorgeous, can't wait to see what you do with them.

Liz Ackert said...

The phases of the moon are my fav ... will keep in mind the use of the inktense pen

neki desu said...

omg those brushes are divine!!
and so is the noro scarf

Peggy said...

Love the moons and the pocket idea and those brushes have me wondering what new technique is coming up....I know I'm going to like it. The scarf is gorgeous, you're in the FLOW, Deanna!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Not sure which of these things I like more! Have wanted to knit with the Noro yarns, so it's nice to see a finished project to be reminded that they ARE beautiful.

underatopazsky said...

The stars are gorgeous! The whole piece has a real idyllic childhood bedtime feel to it.

Wendy said...

Such a great idea for the moon and stars pocket. Your scarf is so very lovely.

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