Monday, April 28, 2014

Gay Ann Rogers Travel Journal

Gay Ann is doing a Stitching Travel Journal. There are printable pages to make our own journal. On Page 1 we were to pick 10 projects that we want to work on.  For Page 2 we are to choose the first 2 projects to work on, date started and how much left to do.  Page 3 is for setting time goals and tracking our work.  Hopefully I will get some pictures up here of what I am working on.

My first project is Lacquer Grapes by Betty Chen Louis.  I started it over 15 years ago when I was pregnant with my youngest.  I remember because Betty Chen Louis was concerned that I might have the baby at any moment even though he was not due for at least a month.  And he made a nice shelf to rest the canvas on.  I am about half done.  I have some work done on most of the leaves. My goal is 30 minutes of stitching a day. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Soutache necklace

I am a member of Cyberpointers - an online ANG group.  We did an online class in Soutache embroidery with Amee Runs with Scissors.  I really enjoyed making the necklace.  Putting it together, not so much.  I am not good at the wirework parts of making jewelry.  I hate making centered loops.  I am glad I got to try this technique, but I think I will stick with seed beads.

Entire necklace

Close up of the center section