a rosey black t-shirt with free motion embroidery ~

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hi there, happy monday!well, as i noted in my last post, as i was lamenting the troubles with the bleeding paints… note there is an upside! and that is simply that silks acrylic glazes work beautifully on the black t-shirt.  why?  i don’t know!  i wish i did.  but ~ i washed it and it didn’t run, bleed, nor did it …

my log cabin roses ~ finished

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hi everyone ~hope you had a great weekend.  we had lots of stormy skies, lots of rain, but beautiful sunshine in between!and in a sunshine moment, it was fun to take this log cabin rose quilt out onto the patio for a photo shoot!this is a smaller, modified version from the original pattern, and makes a lovely tablescape all on …

Life by The Spirit ~

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There is an ongoing list in my head of options when it comes time to finish a project.  Stamping.  Angelina.  Screen prints.  Leftovers, organza, or fabric scraps I can’t bear to throw away, pre-cut, fused flowers, ribbons and cords… At times, inspiration on ‘what to do’ with a piece, happens best when I just stop thinking, and begin.  The thinking …

Purple Tulips In The Works

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I really enjoyed making this piece of paper fabric, from the post “A Wrinkle In Time” on Feb. 2nd.  I added several screen prints; the one below a beautiful tulip thermofax I received from Margaret Applin’s shop, screened in white paint, on top of the fabric paper.  I’ve started in… now what?  Well, more threadwork as I answered myself. Specifically, …

A Few Stitches in Time ~

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Time — stitching time that is — to get the party started! I played with piece, stamping ‘mums’ in white paint, using one of my rubber stamps.  Auditioning a few other embellishments, too… Time to add a bit of bobbin play, using YLI Candelight styled thread.  Beautiful thread.  You can get the same color in Razzle Dazzle, by Superior, FYI! …

Pot Luck AppliqueThreadplay!

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This has been my ‘learning curve’ (pun intended!) … my project for the weekend applying a potluck of applique sewing techniques.  All of a sudden, (Saturday night) I had a big issue with skipped stitches.  I tried everything I could think of; have known to do without much success.  My husband then just happened to remark to me that a …

West to Glacier

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I’m still re-visiting summer days in the dead of winter; we have wind chill advisories in many areas.  Here is a photo I took late last summer… one of personal favorites. I was on my way home from teaching in Big Fork, MT, hoping to get across the mountains before dark to avoid as many deer as possible.  Oh my, …