Monday, January 14, 2008

last one for awhile

Okay, this is the last for awhile I think. I do have one more in the works so if I need a break from something else I'll finish it. This red one is embellished with vintage buttons. And the poor mannequin lives in the garage. You can see the built in vacuum tank behind her.


Well they are finished. I just made 2 stoles for friends in Mexico who saw the scarves here in my blog. I hope that they enjoy them.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

valentine scarves

Here is the valentine scarf that I made. Today I lead a group of ladies using the felting/embellishing machines to make scarves similar to this one. This one has beads just randomly stitched on for a little extra charm. We had a good time. Tomorrow I'll work with another group of ladies. I'll try to get photos of all of them wearing their new scarves.

my two boys

When I left the house today this is where my two boys were. The hand made and tied quilt is the last one my mother made. There is nothing like a soft tied quilt to sleep under. My mom is 90 and still lives alone. She is getting a repair job on her prosthetic hip on January 31. Yes, I'm lucky to still have my mother so I'm going over to be with her before and during her surgery.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

another fleece scarf made on the embellisher

This one is a little more dramatic with just red and black. It is set off with black Saworski crystals.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The last one tonight

Here is the last one for tonight. Now I have to find some more good fleece.

Here's another one

Here's the next scarf done on the embellisher. It is rather dark so it is decorated further with Saworski crystals and my initial. I guess I won't give this one away.

another embellisher creation

I just made my first fringed scarf with the embellisher. It is so easy!!!! I got a nice piece of fleece and multicolored yarn and voila--a scarf.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

crystals are on

Although they don't sparkle here they really do when you see the little quilt.

oops wrong photo posted

I posted the wrong photo.
Here is the correct one.

another step finished

The paper top quilt got its backing and free motion quilting. Plus I put pearls in the center of each flower. Now I'll attach the saworski crystals.

paper quilt

I'm having sooo much fun with my new machine, the felting embellisher. I'm making a paper quilt after seeing the challenge in 'Cloth, Paper, Scissors. The top is pieced from colored tissue paper. Dumb ol me. I sewed all the strips together thinking bargello. Well, DUH!!! The tissue paper is not friendly to taking seams out so I had to just sew my strips back together. Well paper doesn't give like fabric so the corners aren't really meeting.

I pinned some Hobbs 80/21 batting to the quilt top. Then using the embellisher I attached multicolored fun yarn to add texture and to take the eye away from those corners. After that I attached black silk leaves and multicolored silk flowers again with the embellisher. Now I'm ready to put the fabric backing on and free motion quilt it.

After that I'll add buttons or beads in the flower centers and bead the rest of the quilt. Then the binding making the little quilt exactly 12"X12".