A Year in Stitch.

This piece is the size of a piece of printer paper and done on painted fabric. The donuts are glued and then stitched in place. The beading is with sizes 8 and ll seed beads. The metallic threads are couched in place. It’s machine quilted.

At first I was going to have the rings be the bottom but liked it better this way.

Knitting

I’ve been doing a lot of charity knitting and this is the latest batch of Chemo caps made from a box of Fun Furr my son’s Mother-in-law sent to me. I’ve been making them since she needed them 20 yrs. ago.

A Year in Stitch

This is a design I drew many years ago and finally decided to stitch. The flower parts are outlined in Stem Stitch using matt silk thread and the center has size 11 seed beads. It is machine quilted. The background fabric is hand painted. It is Journal Quilt size.

A Year in Stitch

Another denim purse/tote. I fused a print on the denim and then stitched on it using matt silk.

I love using the pockets of old jeans as pockets on other things. Buttons create a closure and hold the strap on.

By making the lining a little longer, I created a “binding” at the top of the tote.

A Year in Stitch

The center is a brown and tan cabochon that I beaded around with seed beads in sizes 8, ll, and delicas. The petals are Ultrasuede and an iridescent sheer. They are machined in place and then I machine quilted the piece. To make a frame I attached more beads in sizes 8 and ll. The print fabrics are hand painted and dyed.

Knitting

This is one of the Kaleidoscope patterns for the year Ilga Leja did that class. It is so much fun to change colors and see what happens.

A Year in Stitch

The patchwork was a scrap and seemed to want to be used, so I added 3 rings held in place with seed beads. I used perle cotton and Stem stitch. It is machine quilted and is Journal quilt size.

Knitting

This is the shawlette I knitted as the second pattern in Ilga Leja’s year long class on Lace knitting. It was fun and I like it