Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
I've just sent out an e-mail to everyone but I thought I'd put a note on here as well. Chris Evans has dropped out of the swap due to multiple family emergencies. She is very sorry that she can't finish but has too many other obligations to be able to complete any more pages. She said she will try to stop by the blog occasionally to see how we're doing and I've asked her to keep me informed of her situation.
If you haven't made a page for Chris, please do not make one. Some of you will have already made her a page but won't get one in return. Sorry about that but these things happen. I appreciate the effort that most of you are putting into completing your pages on time. Thanks!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I received my page from Kath a couple of days ago. She took a picture of an actual door and then used fabric and embroidery to make the stone work surrounding it. It's great!
This page looks really good with the others. My book is going to look really amazing!
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Chris let me know that she received my page for August. When I think of coastline, I think of waves crashing on a rocky shore. So that is what I chose to depict. I needle felted wool roving, yarns, wool locks and scrim. I then added hand stitching on the rocks.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
For the seaweed I used various embroidery stitches as well as a used drier sheet that I painted with metallic olive green paint. I then fussy cut a branched form out of the sheet and then used a green thread to sitch down the center of each branch.
In this picture you can see a small yellow snail shell that is part of a collection that I gathered from a beach in Maine when I was 4 years old (that was in the early 1960's). There to the right of it is a small white clam and to the left a yellow jingle shell. I was able to drill holes into all of these so I could stitch them down safely.