Thursday, August 14, 2014

Blog Break...

Just wanted to stop in and let everyone know that I will be taking a bloggy break for a bit...be back soon.
wendy

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Black, Red and Stitch

Thought I would make a black lace piece with stitch to see how I like it....so far I really like the look...
I love the richness the red adds to the piece...stitch will be in red as well as black....
 Maybe even some beading in red and black...
 I want to see how the black and red come together as a whole...my sister has her bedroom in reds,black and gold...I will be making her one for her bedroom if this plan works out like I hope it will...I think it is going to be beautiful when all is said and done...
Wendy

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Adding Bling...

Adding a bit of bling and more titivation to my lace cloth I am making...fresh water pearls, beads and sequins are being added...
 as well as more stitch titivation to each area as I go....
 I have not damped stretched yet, but may today so I can get an over all look to see if I want to add more bling and stitch...
 knots, bullion loops and blanket stitch so far....
 I have been thinking about adding some silk ribbon embroidery to this piece as well...
 for now I am enjoying the process of taking it further than just stitches...a mirror or two may find its way onto the cloth as well...
 I was up until the wee hours working on this lovely cloth...I just could not put it down...
 I am thinking about new ways to use my lace cloth when finished...
 or maybe I will keep it in its entirety and make a wall hanging out of this lovely lace cloth...
 or maybe hang it in a window so the sunlight catches the beading and makes it sparkle even more...
 wish you could see this in person...so much better than the pics could ever make it look...so much to see that you want to just look at it for long periods of time...
 finding new areas that may need a little titivation or beading....
 last night I kept telling myself just one more french knot...only a couple of more beads...
no real hurry, just slow stitching and beading going on...falling in love again with how this is coming along...sigh...thinking I may even dream of lace, beads, knots and bullions in my sleep...until next time, keep those needles stitching,
Wendy 

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Stitching....

I have been making lace and stitching lace again...this one has some sparkly bits with lots of knots and bullions so far...
 I just love working with this wonderful cloth...I seem to lose myself in the process of making it....
 Then I can lose myself in the stitching and titivating of the piece as well...it always makes the time pass quickly...
 Before I know it, time has slipped away and it is time I should be in bed resting...note, I said should be as I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning playing with stitch...
 I just could not help myself...I am so in love with making this type of lacework...
 Every buttonhole stitch, every knot, every bullion has the ability to take lovely lace cloth to breath taking lace cloth...that is how I feel about this cloth and the making of it...
 It makes me quite breathless to think that I made this and no one else has this cloth but me...oh, you can make it, but it would still not be the same...as you would put your own spin to it...
 every knot....
every bullion reflects the love for stitching that I have...every open oval is a representation of the endless possibilities that lies within this cloth I am creating, titivating and falling more in love with...sigh...time to stitch more....until next time, keep those needles stitching.
Wendy

Thursday, July 31, 2014

New Life for Singer....

If you have been following my blog for a bit you will know that I collect old singer sewing machines and refurbish them if possible...sometimes they cannot be brought back to working condition...when that happens they usually go to the junk pile to be used for scrap metal...not anymore...the Mr. has come up with a great way to re-purpose those frozen machines...these still need to be cleaned up a bit and some of the rust removed and the tires will be aged as well before I am finished with them...Singer Tractor. ..the one above is mine and I will try and remove the rust from the silver plate on the front and sides.
this one is my mom's and she is going to paint hers after removing the rust...I cannot wait to see how she decks out this machine...until next time keep those needles stitching....
Wendy

Monday, July 28, 2014

POTC

I have finished the second block to my POTC or Patchwork Of The Crosses, a Lucy Boston quilt...I like how these are coming together...I have more ready and waiting to stitch when I have the time...
 And both blocks together....
off to stitch some more blocks together...until next time keep those needles busy...linking up here
Wendy

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More Lace....

Working on lovely lace once again...I had forgotten how much I loved working with this technique...
adding lovely knots to cascade on this piece...
 another lovely piece I am working on...these come together so quickly and are such a joy to work on...adding stitch is so relaxing...
 my ledger is going to be full of lovely samples when I am through with these...unless I decide to take them further and make something with them...undecided for now...
this one needs to be damp stretched before I can stitch more onto the surface...lovely bumpy bits...
another lovely shot of my work table today...I have spent the day with lovely fabric bits, lace and thread...I am a happy girl indeed...
Wendy

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Blocks for Bliss

I have crocheted the first block of four for Bliss's blanket...she was in a block swap in one of her groups a while back and she had some that never came in the mail...so I volunteered to make her some blocks so she could finish her blanket...this is the first one...it is made with the grit stitch which is a very easy stitch to do...each block is 12 inches by 12 inches...her blanket will be so pretty when complete...
Wendy

Saturday, July 19, 2014

FNSI The Results

 For FNSI I worked on my lace piece...I added french knots, bullions and blanket stitch lace...
 I love how this sample is turning out...a bit of color in the knots to go with the snippets I have on the lace...
 I had intended this for my round table cloth I am making, but added the color before I thought about it...so this will be a working sample for my ledger instead...
Time always flies by when I am working on these pieces...hope to have it finished soon...now I off to put more knots on this while I have a few moments to do so...I am linking up here if you would care to go see what everyone else got up to on Friday night...
Wendy

Remake....

I am in a swap that takes place over six months...for some reason my first package did not arrive at its new home...this is my remake for my partner...something for the Sewing Room...
I made an armrest sewing caddy and a scissor keep....
I also included two embroidery thread spools and some hexagon templates that I punched out with my new tool...another parcel is heading its way there as well for something for the Laundry...the next project is for the bedroom and I am already drafting it out I sure hope my partner will like it...until next time,
Wendy

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Playing...

Playing with lace again...this time I am extending the play with methods taught by Karen in her class Lace Paper Cloth and Stitch...making different surfaces to embellish with stitch is always fun...these are waiting for stitch embellishment to happen...
The pink and blue metalic bits are vintage ribbon that I cut and used to add some color and texture...
 Every time I use this method I fall deeper in love with the process..I actually lose myself into the making of this cloth that I forget time all together...I guess that is a good thing when you are working on something you love...
The above not so good pic of the back of the larger work...sometimes I fall in love with the back as well...
 I have not had time at the machine in a couple of weeks to just sit and play, so this felt good to be able to take the time and play a bit and make something just for me...
Off to stitch on this beautiful cloth now...I may add some sre to these as well...we shall see...
Wendy

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