I watch the last bits of Autumns beauty succumb to winters advancing chill. Here is where they have landed into place on Forest Muse..
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
All those detail decisions will be made as I go. I will start it with a vague idea of what I intend but that will evolve once it gets underway. A very intuitive process for me. This is going to have to sit and stew for a bit so in the meantime I pulled this next one out of the works in progress pile ( a pretty good sized grouping ) I actually forgot about it and when I went looking for batting for Bug 2 came across it. Since I had no batting ( which is why bug is stewing ) I figured it is a good time for more work on this one.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
I have shared this drawing through Tammy Vitales' blog and facebook pages. It is a freebie for anyone who wants to use it for coloring in as a part of her Wylde Women posts. It is really just a doodle. Done pretty quickly and with no thoughts of making it into a fabric piece. I didn't even think to name it or sign it! I most likely should have put signature to it but ah well, It's done. I do hope that those who use it post a pic back to me of how they have finished it. But it is not a requirement. The main idea is to just have fun with it.
The Bug is almost done! Just a bit more quilting of the background and a minor touch up that will fix things that probably only I see. I have had fun with this one and am working on Bug 2's drawing stage now. Thinking that in the end there will be 4. But that is a tentative thought as only this one is near the finish stage and I might lose interest before then!
It is still in the hoop as I finish the background quilting.
You can see the quilting here. I am doing a leaf shape pattern to tie into the garden idea. You can also see the beads that line the edge of the wings. I added beads to the head as well. These are glass seed beads and what you can't see in the photo is how they shine! I wanted to add a bit of shine and shimmer like actual beetles sometimes have!
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Debi Is one of those people. Her Emma Tree blog has always inspired me with her beautiful photographs. But don't stop there. The words...so full of emotions, of pictures you can see in your mind. Recently she has been featured in Stampingtons Artful Blogging. Browse through her blog and you will see why. So here I am wishing Debi continued features everywhere!