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9/30/11

USE

I'm feeling blue but a good blue! 
 Interestingly blue is one of those colours I rarely use.    I like blue, I just don't seem to use it much.  On one of my studio purge/cleaning binges last winter, I decided it was time to use some of the fabric from my quilting days.  After all, it has been sitting in those drawers for years.  Amazingly, I DID NOT purchase any fabric for this quilt top - frightening isn't it!?  
Most of the blues were leftover from the one and only blue (and yellow) quilt I made years ago.
I did end up buying the backing fabric as my pieced backing just didn't work.  It also means I can reverse the quilt.  I came across a pattern using various size squares by Kaffe Fassett online which made construction very fast and easy.  Quilting was done by my friend Hilary on her long arm - thank you Hilary!
I added the yellow borders on only two sides as this covers an outdoor sofa.
A wonderful way to USE those fabrics!
Enjoy your weekend and chat again Monday.      

9/28/11

POSTCARD

I have a variety of projects in varying stages on the go.  So, decided to post another CQ postcard I played around with not long ago. 
Very simple stitching.  A great way to practice.
More Friday.

9/26/11

MORE COLOUR

What can I say, I'm on a roll dyeing these days!  I need more variety in greens for leaves etc.......   
Paler shades of greens.  Overdyed some previously dyed ribbon which turned out orange!!!
Then since I had more dye, MORE THREADS!!!
I'm afraid to say, it is a bit addictive....
Thanks to all who commented on my little "gem"...

9/23/11

A GEM!!

Isn't she a beauty! 
You just never know what you'll find at the thrift store.
During my blogging absence this summer, I came across her one day.  She is a Smith Corona Corsair Deluxe circa about 1970.
I have been looking for a small typewriter for the past year or so.
Who could resist the colour!  I cleaned her up and she glistens.
This is what she looks like in the case.  Measures about 13" square.  I had no idea there was one made this small and light weight.
The best part  $5.00!!!
Oh, how could I resist.

9/21/11

GIFTS

Several posts back I posted about my participation in the All About Grey challenge with the CQ International yahoo group.  What a surprise last week when I opened a surprise parcel from Colleen who organized the challenge.
Have a feeling you'll see these in upcoming blocks!!!
Thanks so much Colleen...

9/19/11

DIGITAL

After talking to my friend Joanne last week about digital, it reminded me I have not worked on any digital projects in quite some time.  I came to realize that I tend to work on digital art when the weather is poor in the late fall and winter - lots of dreary days waiting to be brightened up with some digital colour.  
Some time ago I played with backgrounds and mail art envelopes so  thought it was about time I played around with some digital mail art so here it is.

9/16/11

GLORIOUS SILK


I completed only a very small amount of silk ribbon in the class BUT I continued on at home and came up with this selection.
 
Thought a close up was warranted.
Well, I most definitely learned a lot in the workshop.
Enjoy your weekend, back with more next week.

9/14/11

THREADS


This gives you an idea of what I accomplished.  Quite a variety of colours and threads.  Varying sizes of perle cottons, silk thread, buttonhole twist and silk ribbon.
I thought you might like to see them close up!
Another close up of the silks!
More to come....

9/12/11

COLOUR!!!

Look at those glorious colours!!!  I recently attended a 3 day workshop "Dyeing to Stitch" taught by the very talented and knowledgeable, Elin Noble.  The samples above are some she dyed during the workshop. 
This is a photo of our "yarn" tree, dyed and hung to dry!
The workshop was held at FibreWorks which is about a 35 minute drive from me in Pender Harbour.  We are so lucky to have this wonderful facility.     
The other attendees were all spinners/weavers so I got to see rovings dyed - the colours were incredible!
 
Various fibers including ribbon were dyed!
I did tell you, this week would be all about colour!!!
What did I do in class, stay tuned....

9/9/11

Fabric collage

I'm not doing much fabric collage these days but thought I'd share this one from earlier in the year.  Very simple piece I'll likely use in a future postcard. 
Lots of leftover lace, upholstery fabric, muslin and cheesecloth.
Next week will be all about COLOUR!!!
Enjoy your weekend...

9/7/11

Thrift treasures

As most of you are no doubt aware by now, I visit our thrift stores about once weekly.  On occasion, I admit I do miss a week.  Several weeks back I came across this bag of ribbons, to be precise mostly VELVET ribbon - what a find!  All for a toonie - for my international friends that is $2.00!!!  
These are now stored for future use - have a feeling you'll see these in some seam treatments on crazy quilt projects....    

9/5/11

Vacation is over!!

Yes, I am back after a very lengthy vacation/blog break.  I thought I'd share a photo of one of my garden pots earlier in the summer -  I'm enjoying our late summer this year with lovely warm temperatures. 
First, thanks to all of you who left comments on my last post about my grey challenge.  All were appreciated.
I wish I could say I did lots of art related projects during vacation but must admit I read, gardened, relaxed but DID NOT do much art.  I did manage to keep myself VERY busy purging most of my scrapbook supplies (a massive project I might add) which as you can guess took me many more days than I had anticipated.  Having said this, I do like the results - more drawer space.  I decided it was time to part with items I simply was not using much.  So off went most of the brads/eyelets, papers, punches and rubber stamps.  I am left with about 3 boxes of various tools, stickers and stamps which I hope will go to good homes when participating in a couple of upcoming garage sales.  I have re-organized (I'll share in future posts) and generally cleaned up - it feels SO good....
I'll be back on Wednesday to show you some of the things I DID do....  
HOW ARE ALL OF YOU? 
 
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