Friday, July 17, 2015

The Wrapping Cloth is finished.....

I did name it the FUN TIMES cloth and it has been in progress for a few years. It was started in Karen Ruane's wrapping cloth class back in 2011....I believe. I'm just posting a whole bunch of images here of the finished cloth and lots of images of the cloth in progress. Feels good to have this finished. I apologize for the quality of some of these images.

click on the images for a close-up view....

32" x 32" piping around the center section and most of the outside edge

14 puffs along the right side edge

a peek at the backing

hidden behind the ruffles

petals, fme lace, embroidery

prairie points

cast on stitch

cut work and bullion knots

mid section finished

button, pocket, appliqued hand


pocket filled with puffs

So happy to have this finished. The problem with dragging out a project for so many years is that you realize all the things you should have done that are too late to correct but it was fun and I learned so many new techniques in Karen Ruane's classes.

I probably will not be posting as often and when I do, it will probably just be images of what I've been doing just so I can keep a record. I know that I haven't had much time to check all the blogs I love to read and I'm sure some of you have the same problem. Always love your comments and feel free to ask questions....anytime.....I will respond personally, if you comment with your e-mail address.
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Have a great week.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

some of the ground covered this week....

I moved from this project to that project and back again. Trying to finish up some UFOs and started something new. Can't ever resist starting something new. Here are a few images....

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doodles on cloth, sashiko stitching, bumpy bits 

preparing fabric circles for embellishing

doodles on cloth enhanced with chain stitch

stitch embellishment

Finished up a flextangle that was started a while back.

color catcher sheet attached to flextangle pattern and adding stitch

2 completed flextangles

Determined to finish this wrapping cloth started in one of Karen Ruane's first embroidery classes. Added some embellishment to this panel.

broderie anglaise, vintage linens, toile, embellishment

And....a few of you asked how I was managing to control all those loose threads on my bobbin lace piece, so here's a picture. The threads are temporarily wound around four large pins stuck into the pillow. The nightmare will be untangling them and braiding them into the trunk of the tree when the lace work is finished.

managing the bobbin lace threads

Hope you're all enjoying your weekend. Have a great week.
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