Sunday, June 4, 2017

It's here!







This should be fun, it covers my design board! I am contemplating the stitching and where I will add color if at all.

The crit group I belong to is on it's way over from the east side of Cleveland. I can unveil the newly finished Joe in the Garden of Eating and they get  preview of 26 Flat Tires.

Back to the salad fixings, fennel and chives from the garden and a strawberry pie.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Now I Wait

For my next piece of fabric. Which should be here today or tomorrow, maybe Saturday?!
Joe in the Garden of Eating is finished. 39.5" W x 32" H. I thought there would be some hand stitching but I removed it after I did a sample. Done!













And a detail, love all the different colors in what seemed to be a monochromatic print.

Next up is a photo a friend gave me of her dad on a trip out west, taken maybe in the thirties. Black and white. 72" long x 42" deep at the start, shrinkage occurs with the stitching. I need to check my stock of gray thread.

Monday, May 15, 2017

South








South end of dog going north.
Lots of walks!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Lumps in your bed












First there was a lump in my bed!!!

Then there was a hairy black and white lump!










With a guilty looking face! Bobby is not a fan of cold and he gives me new blogging material.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The New Guy

Meet Bobby. 4 year old Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix. Rescued from a hoarding situation. Likes walks, doesn't mind the sewing machine. The first night I had him I took a shower and when I walked in my bedroom he was in the middle of the bed looking at me like "what took you so long?"
They close the shelter at 5pm so they are probably out of there at 6pm and there is no activity till they come back in the morning. It's a new life for The Bobster. I bet he adapts in no time!
He is camera shy.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Head and Tail








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

Raspberries and rhubarb oh my!


After 2 years of planting raspberries and
having a handful at a time it looks like the mother load has arrived! Yum. I probably won't get enough for a pie but maybe a bowlful.










Plus the rhubarb has sprung up.
Things are looking up.