Wednesday, October 26, 2011


We've been given the go-ahead from the fabulous Alma Stoller to announce the launching of STITCHED online video workshops which will go live Jan. 1, 2012. I'm very excited to be part of this group of talented stitch experts and humbled to teach alongside them! Since Alma asked me to participate I have been walking in the clouds and stitching up a storm to be ready. Registration for the workshops will begin Dec. 1, 2011 and once you are a student you will have full access to all 20 workshops plus some extra added goodies from Alma. Such a deal! Stay tuned for more details..........................

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

This and That

I will have exciting news soon and have been working diligently to prepare for my next adventure in art! For now here is a sneak peek at my work:

I also decided to use up some of my bucket of wool roving last week so I played with making a wet felted piece that will eventually become a book cover. It didn't come out too badly only working with what I had on hand. I now have a couple of items (including a pool noodle!) that will make the process easier next time.
A couple of summers ago I made two little journals from recycled fulled sweaters with lots of embroidery on them. One I kept and one I gave to Miranda. I really like the looks of them and wanted to find a better way to sew in the signatures, the holes on my spine are not looking so good at this point. The pattern called for 5 signatures and I only used 3 so I had to play with the directions a bit. I think it will work better now.......
... the cover:
..... opened...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Rainbow Book with Photos

In my Sept. 22 post I showed the white rainbow book that I had created. I made a couple of smaller ones to take to the sale in Independence last weekend and decided to show what one could do with it by adding some of my photos and carved stamps. I tried to find photos that would work with the button and ribbon color on the pages.
The cover:
The "yellow" page with Indian Pipe photo and stitching:
"Blue" page with hummingbird feeder and a scrap of velvet:
"Purple" page with a purple mushroom and hand-dyed muslin:
I think I had made this journal on the plane or shortly after returning from AZ this summer. I added the cardboard heart that I found while "cleaning" my studio. The "journal" stamp is new: