... having a wee bit of a s-l-o-w time.. My inspiration has all but left me.. Rather than let it stress me out re the CQ Journal project I have picked up one of my numerous cross stitch UFOs and I am just having a relaxing time with that...
Until later, take care as always
Sharon x x x
Monday, March 5, 2012
What do I think of it...
There are some aspects I really like - there are a couple that look 'bitsy' but in the scheme of things it is another one marked off the list... Even looking at it now I see some things I would like to re- do. However for the moment I will leave well enough alone... I must however credit the drawn flower design to Helen Stubbings - who is an absolute whiz at using coloured pencils and fabric together... When you have a minute go over to her blog and see her wonderful work... I have loved this flower design since I first saw it in one of the craft magazines a couple of years back...It was part of a table runner design Helen had created - mine never made it to that stage :) But the design lent itself to the idea I had about 'breaking apart' or 'fracturing' a picture and then re forming it as part of a crazy block...
Now onto March's creation...
Until later take care
Sharon x x
Friday, March 2, 2012
Until later, take care
Sharon x x
Thursday, March 1, 2012
...thanks to still feeling lousy I have had extended sick leave coupled with a trip to the doc's and an x-ray... He suspects I could have patches of pneumonia I will find out tomorrow but for the moment I am feeling a little average... Anyway, enough of my sad story... The upside is that today I felt up to doing a little stitching...
this would be my favorite seam so far - I felt I had achieved exactly what I had set out to do even though the pink novelty thread was a late inclusion
|Cretan stitch, lazy daisy with bead, couched novelty thread|
|butterfly trimming, hot pink bead silver jewellery findings|
|variety of glass flower and leaf shaped beads -|
|Outline stitch around painted leaf shape, pink flower shapes with hot pink bead sewn over chevron stitch|
Below are my selections for March - I have some ideas - some generated from this book. Brian Haggard creates some exciting examples of what can be done. Every time I browse through the pages I find some thing new. His style really appeals to me and I would like to try some of his larger motifs - but I guess only time will tell if it happens...
|March CQ choices.|
Sharon x x