Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dental Cupboard and Lady in Hat

This old dental cupboard now replaces a collapsing fiber board cupboard in my remodeled bathroom. (Never again will I spend money on that fiber junk!) This was a Christmas present for the both of us. The print hanging above always hung in my mother-in-law's home. We inherited it when she died this past June. Isn't she lovely?

A Knitted Cap

Years ago, a cousin's wife in Denmark gave me a woolen cap. I always wanted to try to make one myself, but couldn't find a pattern. Until lately. Now there are hundreds of variations. This was an experiment my grandson said he liked.

Altered Tags for Diana

My dear niece in Louisana admired a past altered tag project and said she would hang it on the wall

- so I made one just for her!

My Wonderful Friend

Simon waiting to go for a walk.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Silk Project

Silk project after adding embellishments (stamping and paint) and quilting. I used variegated blue quilting thread and silk batting. Great fun to work with.

More Dyeing Silk with Silk

My second attempt at dyeing silk with chunks of old silk ties.
I like the more vivid colors this time - because I followed the directions more closely. I'm anxious to embellish and quilt.


My attempt at using some Heather Thomas techniques taught to me second-hand, by a friend who took her class in Des Moines.

Fun, but I still prefer "traditional" methods for now.This one has given me an opportunity to practice free motion quilting.