Thursday, April 27, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Lots of stitching,
but lots of stitching to go. I had to go with circular stitching on Joe. He was an appaloosa after all
It will be fun to see where the background stitching heads. I have been looking at embroidered flower pieces. I definitely want to bring colored flowers into this. Right now it is white flowers in the background. I foresee pink, blue and yellow flowers. It would be great fun to have lightening bugs (fire flies) that light up but we will see about that.
I have named it "Joe in the Garden of Eating."
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
I took this photo at twilight so his pinkish orange color is enhanced. Being an appaloosa, spring was always a rush to see what color he would shed out.
He had been foundered before I purchased him so the farrier had a job keeping him sound.
Most of the horses I have owned have been good for children to ride. Joe was not fond of them. He was picky as to what his rider could ask of him. It was Joe's way or the highway. Fortunately he liked me, especially after I learned to ride better. He would untie himself at the horse shows and wander off in search of something better to eat.
Monday, March 20, 2017
WRT won the Ohio Designer Craftsman Best of 2017 challenge award!!!
Love this business photo of my dad, his tie is bright pink beads. He liked to dress up his suits with bright colored or flowered ties. My mom bought them for him. His secretaries always looked forward to what he would wear.
Way to go Dad!
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Space III is conquered. I may start Space IV next. After a long layoff on this piece It was fun to try some different techniques. I knew I was saving those sequins for a reason. They were fish scales in my How to Fish in the Rain piece. Also a good way to use up some of beads I have collected. I had poured so many into my bead dish that I now have a good amount of bead soup labeled Space. I need to get to work!
I am looking at photos and I took some pics of the mini donkey in the barn but I don't think I got the right photo yet.
Here is a close up of Space III.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
I added lots of seed stitch and running stitch with variegated metallic embroidery thread. Incidentally I do not see the metallic thread in the DMC section anymore. Thankfully I have a good selection left.
A closeup of techniques, now that I am back into it I am enjoying sitting in a sunny window and working away at it.
I have three pieces of work accepted into Ohio Designer Craftsman Best of 2017 show. All my Quilt National "rejects" will be on display in Ohio for the summer. Opening May 7 at the Ohio Crafts Museum and then onto the Southern Ohio Art Museum in Portsmouth.