18 November 2019

Remember the stick?



This was from last year. Who said I didn't procrastinate?











Well I finally got it almost all done. Just a small painted section yet to go.





Felted, beaded, wrapped and with a handmade ceramic square beads I fired about 11 years ago.






Finally done



16 November 2019

My Pre-Holiday sale


Japanese Rice Bag  $45. (lined)


160 page sketchbooks 6 X 9 mixed media paper  $45.





Indigo scarves $20.


Rayon Bamboo 12 X 72 hemmed on four sides


Two on left Infinity scarf 14 X 72   Scarf on right unhemmed rayon lawn (super soft) 22 X 90  ($35.)



Two  Rayon Bamboo 12 X 72 hemmed on four sides - center looks like the left and the ends the right
 Two on left Rayon Bamboo 12 X 72 hemmed on four sides, scarf on right Infinity 14 X 72
 Infinity 14 X 72 on left and two Rayon Bamboo 12 X 72 hemmed on four sides on right

Two infinity scarves on left 14 X 72 and Rayon Bamboo 12 X 72 hemmed on four sides on right

14 November 2019

First crow done but not framed.


I started out with this piece


Sketched in a landscape


This is the wallpaper from my APP page on my desktop. This is my idea of heaven.




Used intense pencils but mostly blocks to color in the mountain range and pumped up the color on the crow.


Thread sketching in the trees


Pines and deciduous trees. 

11 November 2019

Making a sweater


This is a two-fer. I am making a sweater and not using my hands to eat snacks at the same time. Clever!! God help me if I can't do two things at once. Here is a photo of the pattern.


Don't you love that guy with the long hair and mustache? I am such an old hippie! I checked, 1975


Sort of a sage green. The back is done (folded in half)


An  antique needle case I was given many years ago. I am using it for my ribbing needles during this project.


07 November 2019

First sketch in my plant journal



Rose Hips






Remember, this was my first sketch/watercolor since last year.

04 November 2019

Plant Journals Completed


The completed books. I absolutely love making books and I try to make them as perfect as possible. I used waxed Irish linen thread to stitch the pine and have a huge array of colors. On one of the books , I chose a thread which turned out to look wimpy and pathetic. That will be my new plant journal.



Front and back of journal. You can chose which.




This seems to be the most popular. The white paint had mica in it and the book just glows. I have another half sheet so I can make another one just like it.






This book was made with the "chrysanthemum" tool made by Marcella's brother.


That horrible looking stitching (DON"T LOOK!!) made it mine. I sell these sketchbooks for $45. and believe me when I tell you it's the best mixed media paper you can get. I do a lot of watercolors in these sketchbooks. If you are interested in one, use the contact form below.

02 November 2019

Anniversary Giveaway Winners



The winners were Penny and Tina.

Use the Contact form below to email me your postal addresses.
I can mail the fabric on Monday.

31 October 2019

Plant Journal


All year while I have been so busy I have been seeing fabulous pictures artists are making on Instagram. One is a woman named Louise Watson. She is a superb embroidered and makes a lot of landscapes (which I love). She also has a perpetual flower journal and everytime I looked at a new sketch, I wanted to join in but no time during the summer. Well, the workshops are done and now maybe I can squeeze in a few remaining plants before the frost takes them all away.

Oh no! No blank sketchbooks!!! I had to make one. I ended up make four covers and stitching three books to completion. Here are the papers from a previous paste paper session.


Paste papers


Each half sheet which will cover the front and back book board




I had a fourth set of book boards so while all the supplies were out I thought I'd cover them in case I wanted to do another book


Book board covers cut





end papers


Cover and end paper glued in place


then wrapped in waxed paper to dry flat under a mountain of heavy books


The corners that were cut off the papste paper. I always save these little gems because I can't bear to throw them away.


Dried and read to punch spine holes


160 pages for three books


Dried covers