Saturday, January 31, 2009

Another little tree

This one is 8 inches square, it is based on a picture (a larch tree I think) that I took a few years ago. I still haven't decided what to add to these little trees, some beads and hand stitching maybe, or how to hang them. Also the colors are more blended in person, for some reason the pictures seems to really show the contrast.
I have a few more little trees in process.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I love trees, specifically bare trees, I just love the branches against the sky. So I drive around taking pictures of bare trees, whenever I can, all different types of trees, with a backdrop of a sunrise or sunset, or even against gray gloomy skies.

I have some fiber pieces I started last week adding roving and little bits of organza needlepunched onto painted fabric with my Babylock embellisher.
And last night I figured, finally, how to add my trees. I turned some of my tree photos into sketches using Dumpr sketch, a fabulous and free program. Then I printed them on paper, pinned the paper to the back of the roving pieces, and free motion stitched, following my tree "pattern". And I am so thrilled with how they are coming out!!

I will be adding something to this one, maybe yarns or hand stitching.
We are having major snow and ice here so I will be taking a vacation day again tomorrow, and I have more pieces to work on, woohoo!!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Another Sunflower

This is my favorite so far, it still needs more stitching.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Nature Photos

I love sunrises and sunsets, especially behind bare trees. There was an incredible sunset January 2nd.

My parents set a bird feeder on their front porch and I took these photos yesterday. I was inside and took them thru the window screen.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

I am going to shine in 2009! That is my motto for the year. I spent alot of time last year chasing after things that left me frustrated. So it is a new year and I have a plan.

Over Christmas break I did work on a rusted sunflower for my mom. Since I was away from my sewing machine, I hand stitched it and then couched some rusty cotton yarn on top of the lines. Mom doesn't like the beads and extras (that I love!) but since it is for her I stopped at that.
My beautiful, rusty pans and grates and other fabulous things were stolen from my back deck. I did rust alot of fabric last summer, but I am just sick about the loss, I loved my rusty pieces.