New Look

February 7, 2010

New Look

I think I like the New Look.  Tiny Bees ...Not done yet...I have some Felted and embroidered Bees...(are you surprized?) to add to the header....I hope to eventually figure out how to add my own designs to the side bars.  But for now, this will do.  Thanks to The Background Fairy for the design and to my Bloggy Friend Carolyn Saxby (whose blog always looks festive) for being my inspiration.

And now, because we all love eye candy...a little tiny piece I am working on...a needle case because my needles are always getting lost in this....Mom's hand quilted pin cushion.  With her white topped pins.
So I'll keep the pins in it but store the needles in an actual needle case.  It's kinda funky as I had never done hand applique previously....but it will work as the base is felt and heavy enough to hold needles but thin enough that they don't disappear.  A WIP... a learning piece...
I learned a bit while doing this...including silk frays!!! And my next applique practice piece is turn needle type ... the edges will probably hold on this if it is not punished too much.
 
This is obviously a Valentine Piece but inspired by a post here.  Heart of Gold has been running over and over in my head.  No felt so far thinking about lace around the edges.  Not sure what to do with this when done.  It will probably languish in a pile of samples....unless I trade it for something.  

So now it is back to washing and trimming a felted (read matted ... badly) poodle ... I do hope to get some felting done this weekend so only one poodle gets dunked and dematted this weekend.  I have some ideas about oak leaves and galls with silk, wool and felt that I want to try.  I had decided to start with the machine embroidery work on the quilt, too.  Soooo much to do....soooo little time.   

5 comments:

ger said...

Well, since this is your visual reminder of how you feel, you certainly must feel busy as a bee...

Jasmine said...

The new layout is very natural. Love it. Your applique looks interesting :)

Puddleduck said...

cuuuuuuuuuuuuuttttte bees. I love them too!
Love your Mom's pin cushion.. I use a patchwork one too from my ex MIL.....
You already know I love that green of your needlebook! Are the wee flowers bullion knots? Love the hearts too and love that you work on 93 different things at once, like me!

ArtSparker said...

Love the bees.

Isn't it funny how organizing something small is so satisfying? I think the big things can be too much sometimes.

karen said...

I adore that pincushion, it's a ''proper'' pincushion, well used!