Tuesday, 26 January 2016

What I'm working on

Remember this
now it looks like this

this didn't go as planned
it ended up looking like this
this is next as I only have one row done

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

What I'm working on

This month has been really rough between the depression and the pain but even so I have managed to work on a few things between days of reading and watching video's
from this
to this
Turban Headband - 2/3 done

Snowflake Quilt Dishcloth
- only one row in

I suppose that is not too bad given the amount of sleeping I have been doing. I have also done a little art which you can find here on Pinterest. I am way behind on the 30 day challenges but at least I have made a few things.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

WIP or Completed as of Today

Once I returned home from the Professors I was able to get back to work on my creative projects.
Dec Crazy Quilt Square
To be fair this was begun in December as a practice square, I am new to patchwork and have been away from embroidery for 20 years or more. I still have several seams to do and a bit of threadwork in the centre. Well some threadwork and a couple of buttons to put the Holy family in the centre where they belong.

Colour Square- Knit Stitch
Sampler Square - Alternating Rows

January's Knitted Squares - Two for each month one representing the colours I associate with that month and one a sample stitch I wanted to practice. Next year when the squares are complete I will turn them into a quilt.

Crazy Quilt Square for January
This is January's CQ Square. Much simpler patch work than the December one but I will be adding beads as well as experimenting with making interesting seam decorations on this one. So far I have one seam in Cretan Stitch, one in Feather Stitch and am working on one in Herringbone Stitch. Of the other two seams I will be doing them in Buttonhole and Fly Stitch.

The plan is to then add a beaded snowflake and several snowflake buttons as well as the word January. If it still looks bare I will most likely add some smaller snowflakes made from seed beads or some stitched ones depending on which I think will look better.

On my to do list still is an altered fashion doll representing air, a dishcloth, four angels for my tree this December, a headband and a pair of art boxes representing winter all before the end of January.

Will I get them all done, stay tuned to this blog to find out.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Wow Time Flies

I can't believe it has been nearly two years since I wrote anything in here. Its not that I haven't been creative, I have been I have dozens of images here to prove it as well as photos and various bits of writing at Wildchild Chronicles. I just haven't been adding them here.

This year I have gone back to my needlecraft skills because I want to make a crazy quilt. I am also knittng squares to do a knitting sampler throw.  On the table as well are a couple of mutiple use DIY pieces so that if I end up moving from a one bedroom to a bachelor I will still have plenty of storage space.

So far this year I have completed only these two art pieces:

This one is the basic design for the Jan CQ square

This is my first Word of the Year page

This is all I have done other than some knitting but I have no picture of it yet.