Friday, March 22, 2013

Missing in action

I'm still here! I promise!
My 14 yr old daughter Isabel has just had knee surgery after she tore her ACL playing basketball.

Isabel having her dressing removed-we'll spare you the gory details!

Life has been a mess, and I have only had time to keep up with orders and check in once in a while.  She is a brave girl and I cannot believe what she has had to go through so far. And the therapy is just starting.
I have been playing with raised embroidery on wool felt whenever I can catch a moment.

I had the idea to create a wool embroidery piece for my soon-to-be-born grand daughter. My daughter is trying to put together a nursery with bright colors and a woodsy theme, so my mind  turned to the Waldorf inspired toys and rainbow palette. I have been having some fun with this!
Wool picture using a Salley Mavor pattern as a jumping off point
I will be framing this in a shadowbox type frame when completed
So that's where I've been.
 I am enjoying using the bright colors-makes me feel like spring will actually come!
 We have been having a really late winter with January type temperatures in March!
Hopefully that will end soon, I mean its almost Easter!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Blackbird Design Exchange

I just got word that my partner Conny received my little Blackbird piece, so now I can post pics. This was a fun little stitch and a fun finish!

Buttons and Pins by Blackbird Designs

So cute! Don't you think?


Quilty Neighborhood Framed!

Quilty Neighborhood by Annie Beez Folk Art
I have to say I am really happy with the way the black frame pulls all of the black in the piece forward and tones down the yellow orange sky. The frame really added balance to this piece.