Sunday

journal and collage progress

It has been a fruitful afternoon today and the day is not even over. I finished my journal quilt for the week - 3{52}calm... More paper towels in this one, inside of a potato chip bag, a piece of tissue paper, and a tiny piece of chiffon. All hand stitched with cotton variegated thread from Oliver Twists and silk thread.

I also made some progress with the collages from the last post, I did some free-hand machine embroidery on them, very sketchy. I am pretty happy with the way they are turning out so far, I plan to start hand stitching them this evening.
Remember my pagan quilt that I grand plans on finishing before the end of the year? That did not happen of course, life got in the way... But I have been dreaming about it a lot and mulling it over as it hangs there on my design wall and I actually got a few stitches into it today. I think that next week I'll get a chance to work on it some and I'll share pictures then. I thought about setting a goal of finishing it before the end of January, but decided against it, I don't feel like I can rush this one, it needs to happen at it's own pace....

4 comments:

sukipoet said...

I have to laugh at your inventiveness. Potato chip bag! Wow. I love your stitches and the embroidery on the bottom piece, delicious. I'm not a sewer, but I love looking at your work and Andrea's and also sara's from austria. Be well, Suki

Vivien said...

I like the composition of all your elements here. How did you get the red to bleed around "calm"? Can't wait to see your collages.

jpsam said...

Wonderful work. Very inspiring. Ethereal.
joan

PaMdora said...

I love the stitching and unusual materials!