Wednesday, June 30, 2021

New toy!

 A friend suggested a photo box to take better pics of artwork.  YES!  This is a game changer indeed!  I have much experimenting to do, but for now it is set up and ready to go.

Friday, June 18, 2021

First stitches

 I've been in search of fragments to include in the book I'm working on.  How excited I was to discover my first stitches in my baby book. Lucky for me to be the first child with a mom who actually followed thru with my book!  My son isn't so lucky. His ends at about 11 months when I was going thru a divorce and just didn't feel up to writing and recording.  

Way to go mom! You even put the date on it!  I love the messy uneven stitches and wish I could duplicate that now.

It looks like I got bored with the strawberries and didn't finish.  I still have tons of projects that are left unfinished!  I guess this started at a young age.

And here I am at about the time I stitched my first pieces.  I was told that this dress was red. Nice detail trim on the collar and sleeves - back in the day that a homemade dress was a place to show sewing skills.  

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Sun print enhanced (a second time)

 I'm digging into the box of previously stitched pieces, enhancing and reworking.  After letting them rest a year or two, new ideas spring forth!

This piece began as a sun print a year or two ago, with a little stitch to start defining the flowers. 

Now for a frame and some beads:

It needs more stitch and beads and a less shaky photographer! Good for now...  It's nice to get a piece to the point that it is easy to take on a trip and stitch - no thinking - just fill in!