Wednesday, December 29, 2010

details for Kath

Kath I'm working on your flowers. The front is done, have to add the backing.
I'm making all fronts first and add all backs at once. I've been working so hard with the embroidery that I now have blisters.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tree Page from Ann

 I received this wonderful tree page from Ann yesterday. Isn't it gorgeous? Ann used machine stitching for the details and made a sandwich of water soluble fleece, green wool and small bits of fabric and then stitched it all together for the leaves. The background fabric is a deep blue velvety fabric.
 I love the textures she achieved with this method.
Here's the back. Thanks so much Ann! It makes another wonderful addition to my book.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Check in

Hello ladies I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.
I have been going through my pages and it seems I am still awaiting a few. Can I ask please Elizabeth and Cobi if you have sent any pages out up to Christmas. Also it seems I can not trace a page from debi, I have mailed her seperately as well. I tried trawling through the messages but there are just too many.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Here I've made my base for the leaves page. By now the front is finished and I have to sew it into a page.

Liz's page for Cobi

This gorgeous page arrived at my place through lots of snow. I absolutely love this page. Thank you Liz, you've done a wonderful job. The top of the building is real metal and there's lots of stitching on the page. The back gives a view of the elevator doors. Beautiful.

Monday, December 20, 2010

December Page for Debi

 I got confirmation that Debi received her page so I thought I'd show you what I sent to her. I decided to make the shabby chic look white on white with the theme of snowflakes. We're having lots of snow here in Montana and I thought it would fit with the season. I nuno felted the background with several kinds of wool, lace, silk noil and ribbons. I then machine stitched rows of  "snowflakes" along one edge.
 I then hand stitched a snowflake with wool embroidery thread.
 I added a few snowflake "buttons".
The back is a photo of icicles that I took on commercial fabric. I used a machined cord around the edges. I hope you like it Debi!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sneak Peak for Debi

Here's a little peak of Debi's page that I sent off earlier this week. Hope you like it, Debi!

I did hear from Debi that she had received all her pages through the one that Mandy sent so if any of you have sent your pages, Debi has received them and you can show us here on the blog. She had to pack them all away for the moment and can't take any photos.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Some trees due to depart soon.

Sorry my page is rather late. I shall be posting my tree page to Ruth tomorrow.
There are no pictures this time, I'm afraid, but I hope it arrives quickly.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I love mail day!

So, I go to my mail box this morning expecting it to be empty as per usual.  It isn't.  Not one, but two envelopes are inside.  One from Crete and one from India.  So thank you Maya and Kath.

This page is from Kath.  Thank you so much Kath, it's lovely.  I studied Crete in Ancient History in high school, and it is one place that I would love to visit in the future, so to learn more about it in your letter was wonderful.  Leo is an interesting star sign.  Mine is Taurus, the bull.  The bull is also associated with Crete in the form of the Minotaur.  It is interesting to note that the planet that is associated with Taurus is Venus, named after the Goddess of Love.  So us Taureans have two opposing forces within us, the bull which is very masculine, and the Goddess Venus, which is very feminine.  And people wonder why I'm confused!  lol.

Maya's page is based on the goddess Lakshmi, who is the goddess of wealth.  She is represented by footsteps leading into the home.  I love some of the festivals to the Gods and Goddesses of India.  They are always so colourful.  Just as I love Indian textiles, they are also so very colourful.  (I also love Indian food!)  Maya has done a traditional design of footsteps in traditional embroidery for me.  I love it so much.  Thank you very much.

I am really enjoying this project this year.  It has been a real challenge to work to some of the themes.  I think I have the hardest one left till last.  But I already have ideas.

Here's hoping that everyone has a wonderful and safe Christmas.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tree Preview

Today I finished the main work on the tree page for Ruth. Hope I can post it tomorrow or latest on Monday.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Door from Johoanna

Today's post brought this lovely package from Australia.  I just loooove getting packages from Australia - especially if they contain something as gorgeous as this:



Isn't that fabric wonderful?  Thank you, Johoanna.  It's great!