Thursday, August 21, 2008

What I've Been Up To

First off, thanks to all who left comments on my last postings. I usually try to personally thank each of you through emails, but I have to admit I have fallen down on the job here lately. I really do appreciate them, really.

This is one of two things I have been working on recently. DH asked if I would make something for a co-worker. I made this eyeglasses case.




















This is the backside.





















The front has wool tops, silk throwsters waste and painted cheesecloth embellished onto felt. Tulle was placed on top and then I added some free-motion stitching. The flower was made by embellishing wool tops on felt, and then cutout and hand stitched to the front. I added the diamond stitching on the back piece. I actually like this one better than the one I made for myself.

The other thing I have been working on is I finally got the two borders added to the lap quilt I wrote about in this post. I don’t have a photo as it is too gloomy today.

Monday, August 11, 2008

New Notepad

Not much to blog about. I spent some time over the weekend trying to take new photos of some of my pieces. I don’t know why, but no matter what I would try some of them just would not come out looking good. I guess I could really use a better camera.

Remember this piece from a couple of posts ago.
















I turned it into a small notepad holder.




















The colors in the first photo are more accurate, I guess because I scanned it.

I have been looking through my books and magazines for inspiration. I have a several ideas, but haven’t really acted on any of them as yet.