Sunday, December 11, 2011

Planning to Paint

I ordered some arty crafty supplies from  I plan to do some painting, pastels and playing with clay.  I even ordered a table-top easel!  The only problem is that it's too cold to work in the garage right now.  I might leave the really messy stuff for spring.  :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Lifelines Poetry Anthology Released Today!

Lifelines poetry anthology by the Poetic Muselings, published by Inkspotter Publishing is available today on The poets are Michele M. Graf, Margaret Fieland, Anne Westlund, Mary W. Jensen, Lin Neiswender and Kristen Howe.  The cover collage is by Lin Neiswender.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Finished Mandala!

I finally finished it!  Urban Threads design.  Tons and tons of French knots!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mandala Update

I've started on the purple French knots in the center.  Here is the latest photo of the Mandala.

You can see how raised the French knots are in the second picture.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mandala Progress

This project is for Buddhism class.  The French knots represent my attachments and the mandala is a meditative device.  French knots are a bear, so I won't be filling the whole thing in.  I started on the outer circle today, in blue.  Here's the progress of my French knot mandala, so far.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Maiden Monarch Fairy Queen

This is what I worked on this week.  It took four days and about 13 hours worth of stitching.  I made a few mistakes, but I think it turned out great!  This is a free Urban Threads design for an Urban Threads contest.  The idea is to take their original design and use a different set of colors.  I used a piece of fabric from Joann's. I was really intimidated by this design, the hair especially.  I can't believe I finished it!  The contest deadline was supposed to be tomorrow, but they extended it to the end of the month.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Finished Floursack Towel

Finally finished the Mushroom House for a Stitch-a-Long that started in January.  All Doodle Stitching designs.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

More Jean Jacket Progress

I rinsed the Transfer-eze off my jacket yesterday.  I'd been working on it for a few months so I have a lot of pictures.  Design credit posted below each picture.

Peacock Feathers, Doodle-Stitching design.
Cat, Urban Threads design.
French Knot Swirly, Doodle-Stitching design.

French Knot Leaf, design my my friend Heidi.
Constellations, Doodle-Stitching designs, heart designed by my friend Lotus.
Triple Moon, Urban Threads design.
Creativity, design by my friend Lotus.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Peace Dove

Craft project for the Gospel of John, New Testament class.  Last homework for the class!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Madonna and Child

I'm not real happy with the way this turned out, especially the eyes.  With a limited color palette I had to make some hard decisions.  I'm only using lavender, white, black and purple DMC floss on this apron.  My brother said it looks like a Russian Icon, so that cheered me up a bit.  This is for the craft part of my Gospel of Luke homework for New Testament class.  I started a Peace Dove design today for the top part of the apron.  Design by Urban Threads.  Apron Rit-dyed purple.  Hand-embroidered.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Butterfly Notebook

Butterfly Notebook close-up.

Butterfly Notebook, birthday present for Janet.  Made using Iris-folding pattern from Circle of Crafters/Iris-folding.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

More Jacket Designs

Here are two more designs on my jean jacket.  The first is a mermaid because that's one of my nicknames.  Mermaid design by Aimee Ray. The second is Art Nouveau flowers, the flowers are light blue, but it's hard to tell in the picture.  Flower design found on the internet.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cross & Flowers

This cross is part of my New Testament class homework.  It is embroidered on the pocket of an apron that's been dyed with purple Rit dye.  Urban Threads design.

And some Valentine's Day carnations!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Finished Projects - January '11

Leafy Earth on jean jacket. I used leftover green embroidery floss and new blue floss. Design by Urban Threads.

Star of David embroidered on purple Rit-dyed apron. To represent the "Jewish Gospel", Matthew. Design from Dover's Holidays and Special Occasions Iron-on Transfers by Charlene Tarbox.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

What I've Been Up To

I moved around the beginning of December.  I didn't give up on creating.  Here are some pics of what I've been up to.