I have been listening to Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire mystery series and watching movies while working on Copper River Canyon. This design by Mary K. Campbell was offered as a cyberclass through Cyberpointers. I loved the idea of combining beading, blackwork and surface mapping techniques in order to produce a piece of needlework. I also loved the copper colors in the piece.
Today, I finished beading my river. I think it is a bit wider in parts than it should be but that will be fine. Randomly applying the beads to the canvass was a meditative act that went fairly quickly when I sat down to work on it.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
I finished the small project from the Lake Michigan Sampler Guild meeting on Sunday -- it is Fishy Fishy by La D Da. It was fun to stitch the small design with Belle Soie Silk on Weeks Dye Works linen. It was easy to finish as a small ort box lid using glue and binder clips.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I finished my name tag for the Lake Michigan Sampler Guild last night. The threads are a combination of Olde Willow linen, Vicki Clayton silk, and Crescent Colors cotton floss. I adapted a Guild Anniversary Pincushion design for the name tag. Today, I went to the open house at The Scarlet Letter near Sullivan, Wisconsin. It was a nice day for a drive despite all of the dire weather forecasts and I was able to admire samplers and hooked rugs and shop for as long as I wanted. I came home with two sampler kits and a chart and copies of Amy Mitten's Autopsy of the Montenegrin Stitch and the new book about Sweet Bags by Jacqui Carey. I also had an opportunity to admire the multicolored alpacas before I left.