Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tassel and Orchids

Just a few more things Ive made over the years. The orchids are some that my loverleey man grows. This past season we had heaps of spikes but since we moved the orchids have survived the trip but seem to be a bit slow at producing spikes for this year.Hopefully it doesnt take them too long to adjust to the new altitude and climate

A T C. Crazy quilted

My first try at ATC's. Certainly satisfies the urge to see something finished.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Progress of the Pastel

This set of pics show the progress from unembellished block though to about the half way point. I still have more of everything to add yet. As I've mentioned before ,I'm not usually a pastel person and I find alot of brighter colours creeping their way in. You may be able to pick out some of the crocheted doilies and pieces of recycled embroidery in some of the blocks.
I dont tend to work in any particular order. I skip around all over the place until I think it looks right.
These blocks will eventually be made into a small lap quilt size throw for draping.

End Of March Already

Where does the time go?? And as for my postings.I spend toooo much time reading other peoples blogs.I just love seeing what other people have created.

And finally here is a pic of the back of my jacket.
It came out of storage a couple of weeks ago when I did a small talk for a group of lovely ladies in Feilding.They were machine knitters, but seeing other types of work is always inspirational and they seemed to enjoy themselves.
I introduced them to the idea of ATC's.A great way to use some of their smaller samples.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Jacobean Embroidery

One of my small projects into the world of Jacobean embroidery.
Needless to say I love doing embroidery.
I am getting along quite nicely with the pastel Crazy Quilt I am doing at the moment.
Im not usually a pastel person. I prefer bright,strong colours.So this quilt is a new territory for me.