November 2012


i have just finished all the nitty-gritty stuff and will be adding the tiger lily to the webpage in just a few minutes.  hmm, given how i’m feeling, guess i’d best ‘break for lunch’ first!!  i often forget!  feeling a tad shaky. 😦  oops!!  so, here’s the picture – in case you missed it. ^_^

tiger done

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just one more bud and a few beads and this baby will be ready!  trying to get myself motivated today – not having much luck.  have plenty of ‘other’ work to do – to publish all the new patterns and to cut all the kits.  and here i am on this thing instead. ^_^

thought i’d post the next progress picture – even tho i have now done even more. i will post again tomorrow – heck, it might even be finished by then!!  it is coming along nicely, i think ?????

it is the day after – and hoping everyone had a lovely day.  it was a lot of hours in the car for us, still – nice people, good food and i am deeply grateful.

and am now back stitching – have begun the full size hibiscus and thought i’d post progress pictures.  going to have to put the framing circle on before i can do much more.  not sure – can do all the ‘upper’ things – buds, etc.  we shall see.

took some days off cause i had a visitor from out of town – however, been stitchin’ the past couple days.  as a result i was able to finish the 3rd one (of 4) of the new series.  these will be just 8″ squares – and while i could call them ‘simple’ – that does not mean ‘easy’.  they are just smaller projects – they are still challenging.  i think a great way to push yourself a little, perhaps like ‘training’ for a big project. ^_^

so, here’s “Cone Alone” ^_^

well, not really sunshine – just a bright sunny yellow. ^_^

i worked really diligently the other day- the last day i had tv, which helped to keep my butt in the chair and needle and thread in my hand – and finished the blossom for the ‘petite’ susan.  i still have the second leaf to do, but thought i’d share anyway – cause it’s a little dark and rainy here today.

obviously that’s not really a ‘petite’ flower!  this is just the 3rd of the 4 ‘abbreviated’ designs i have done – which are the start of a new series called “La Petite Nearly Nouveau”.  Each one will be a single blossom and couple of leaves, minimum.  the hibiscus also has a bud.  i have just gathered the fabrics for the cone flower and the single tiger blossom is also waiting. ^_^  these babies will be totally different from my usual fare – as there will be no framing circle – each rests within an 8″ square.  you can do them as individual ‘mini’ wallhangings – or combine them to create a larger piece – perhaps with some ‘pieced’ blocks in between??  as with all my patterns, my intention is to provide you with something that sparks your imagination. ^_^

the other thing these are ‘for’ – while they are ‘small’, they are not what i would call ‘simple’ or ‘beginner’ – they are just a smaller project, one that should feel a little less daunting, yet still allow for you to stretch a little – i think they might call it ‘growth and development’??? ^_^  well, i like to think so, anyway.

it’s not a great picture – but here’s the first hibiscus blossom, the “la petite” version.  i’m not happy with how dark the leaves are.  i guess i was so in a hurry to just get them on so i could do the blossom, i didn’t actually ‘see’ them until i was halfway thru the flower. oops.  so, i will not be using that dark green for the full size one!  i am also considering doing this one with the petals done ‘in reverse’ with regard to dark vs light.  i can do that using the same piece i used for this one!  those who purchase these kits will have way more of that fabric than will be used – just how it must be to be able to fussy cut for this effect!  always good for stash building. ^_^

and now it’s on to the big boy!!

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