Monday, January 30, 2017

Free Form Stitching

Just an update to let you know that ALL my stitching blogs are on my 'other' blog

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

My CQJP 2012 Blocks

...CQJP - Crazy Quilt Journal Project...

CQJP 2012 Blocks












In progress

If you would like to see more details on these blocks you can find close-up pics on
my 'other' blog
Free Form Stitching

Sunday, May 13, 2012

My First 12 Weeks of TAST 2012

My First 12 Weeks of TAST 2012

Week 1: Fly Stitch

Week 2: Buttonhole Stitch

Week 3: Feather Stitch

Week 4: Cretan Stitch

Week 5: Herringbone Stitch

Week 6: Chevron Stitch

Week 7: Detached Chain Stitch

Week 8: Chain Stitch

Week 9: Couching Stitch

Week 10: Running Stitch

Week 11: Whipped Wheels

Week 12: Barred Chain Stitch 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

You can QUILT it

You can STITCH it
You can COLOUR it 

You can PAINT it

You can COLLAGE it

You can CUT it 

Your can CARD it

Just make sure that you SAY it

Love from

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

CQJP January 2012

CQJP January Block
Just a few days after the end of January and I have my block at a good finish point for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project.
So this is the 9 inch completed block so far.
And here are a couple of close-up pics
In that last pic you can see I've added a piece of crochet to a seam. 
I have decided to create a piece of crochet lace (or maybe two or three pieces) for each of my blocks. Crochet is my 'other' passion, so it feels very natural to include my own crochet on the crazy blocks. Crochet pieces will be designed and made specifically for the cq block and staying within the colour scheme. That will make my blocks even more 'personal' to me.
I shall be adding a raised stitch butterfly to the centre fabric patch at some time in the future, but I want to have a few blocks at the completed stage so that I can stitch a few at a time for continuity throughout the 12 blocks. 
I'm not sure yet what form they will take. I've still got that part on the project design board.
I'm happy to have the first block of my CQJP done now, and I look forward to getting February's block started. I'm really enjoying the challenge of working on these blocks.
My stitching 'theme' is not entirely traditional looking. I am trying to incorporate a more geometric look to the blocks as I don't want to go too 'flowery' with them (although a flower or two did pop up on this block, lol)
I love experimenting with pattern, line, shape and form.
That's all for now folks!!

Happy Stitching

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bought A Boat

Tony bought a boat this weekend. Not sure how I feel about that!!! Said he's taking me out in it next weekend, oh dear. I hope I soon get used to it.

Any advice about coping with seasickness most welcome.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 2012

A whole bunch of New Year resolutions have appeared on my doorstep.

Take A Stitch Tuesday 2012
with Sharon B at Pin Tangle

Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012

Bead Journal Project 2012
The International Freeform Crochet Guild
I have two projects with this guild for 2012
  1. The yearly freeform challenge piece
  2. To create and publish the book for all the entries for this challenge
I created last years book which contains over 50 international freeform artists
It can be purchased here (all profits go to charities)

I think I have a busy, but enjoyable, year ahead.