2016-Eng

Stitch the Sketch

A Picture of Haidhausen Inspired by Clara Nartey’s challenge to stitch the sketch I had been looking for something to stitch for a while.  The problem is that I really can’t draw.  But I do love to stitch.  I had previously made the rainbow fish – I drew the outline and stitched the rest with …

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Memories of Berlin

Finally!  That’s about all I can say.  I was finally able to realize my vision from 14 years ago – to make a quilt that would memorialize our time in Berlin – and all the films we saw then.  In those days I worked at Columbia TriStar Film GmbH at the Sony Center on Potsdamer …

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A poppy by any other name….

For my How to Sell You Art Online course at The Abundant Artist I was set the task of making a piece of art in one hour and then journaling about it.  Here the result. THE HOW The how is easy – a piece of fabric and a piece of stabilizer and lots of thread. …

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Vacation Time

On vacation you have time to try new things – and in this case I also had the right weather to try it!  I’ve been waiting for a long time (over a year) to try and discharge some t-shirts with bleach.  It was really simple and I’m very proud whenever I wear my new t-shirt. …

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Rainbow Fish

I’m actually very proud of my first big project with freehand machine embroidery – a fish on a bag that I painted myself.  I did the painting after taking a Craftsy class.  Then I asked my daughter what I should put on the bag.  She replied that it looked like the ocean and therefore a …

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July in April?

I’ve heard of Christmas in July – but I never thought about July in April until now.  I am using lots of my Aunt’s 4th of July fabrics to create pillows and a fun table runner and maybe a few other things.  Now is a good time for me to sew them – no pressure …

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Upcycling Jeans into a Bag

Here’s a bag made out of an old pair of jeans.  It is lined and decorated with lots of lace and can hold lots of stuff!  Have you upcycled a pair of jeans lately?  If so, what have you made?

Clover Clips!

Santa was good to me this last Christmas and brought me some new Clover Clips.  I had been wanting some for a while – at first I thought they might be useful for my Garden Quilt – but then I was shown a way to baste the hexagons without any clips.  But I knew it …

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More Garden Quilt

Slowly but surely I’m making progress on my Garden Quilt.  I have to admit that I only work on it when I’m at a club meeting – about 3 times a month.  But the outside edge is about 3/4 of the way finished and I think that the inside will go much quicker.  Here’s what …

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