Little works of the week

I have completed another little project.

I love the color brown, I guess it is the color of Chocolate Brownies,Fudge. All those things I love.The center piece of embroidery is done on a linen. I guess the circle is my favorite form at this time. I have tried several different threads, added beads and buttons, I love the way it looks. buttons


Merry Christmas to all my family and friends.  Keep God in your Christmas.


The wonderful class for Sumptuous Surfaces by Sharon B. on has finished, the 6 week course just flew by. Sharon is such a great teacher, Her lessons help you to understand each step of creating an embroidery . I really get a lot out of her work. If you are serious about learning more, this is the class to take.If you are just starting to learn to embroidery this class will be hard to keep up. I don’t know how many took the course, but only about 10 took the time to do some work and use the forum to share, ask questions, most of the posts were I’m so busy right now,I can’t catch up. I don’t understand that idea. I know Sharon must feel bad when the response is so slim.

Ok, got that off my chest.  (somewhat!) LOL

Will try and upload some of the work I have been doing,

daisy-done1This is the first piece I did. Posted the beginning lower on the blog.

the stamp was hand made, I carved only a 1/4 of the daisy. Around the edges I have embroideried a frame of various stitches, beads, buttons. It mesaures 6×4 like a postcard.The colors are in different shades of white and ecru. The beads are small woodenin natural colors.

I have worked the last week on the project I was doing for the Sumptuous Surfaces class I am taking from Australian Teacher Sharon B. at

I feel like the piece is finished. I see lots of things I would do differently. But it is finished! That means I am learning the lessons from the classes.

You can teach an old dog new tricks.  LOL


I have been behind in my Take it Further challenge, but I have now finished my October Challenge.

I had to think about my space, (the place where I work) I am trying to define it as a Studio, but it is really my All Room! I compute here, I sew here, I bead here. My medications are in here. I spent lots of time here. I can think here. I can cry here.

But most of all I sew here.

My Space

My Space

This is a shot of the doorway.The walls,corners,floor, are all filled with projects. I do what I do because that part of me that needs to create comes out.

Later I’ll try and post other areas. Not much surface area is without something,

The Black Tote on the hanger is a new UFO that has been two years in bits and pieces.

Black Tote

Black Tote

Here is a closer look at my Tote, plan to use it for yarns, that are over flowing the other  container. The fabric inserts are quilting ladies in various stages of work. Hope you like it.

I have a dear friend who lives in New Mexico. She is a mother, Grandmother, and a Folk Artist. Raising her family was her biggest love. Now that they are grown, she is able to give her energy to her Art. Each year on special holidays I receive a card she has sent wishing good things. For several years I have had various cards that feature the Church from  her childhood. Most of her cards are depicting memories from then. This year when I received the card. I decided to copy and send her a little quilt.

These two are some of the drawings she has sent. One I have framed.

celia-church.jpgI tried to find a method to depict her wonderful work. So using scraps from my stash. I did a white colored Church on a blue background. The golden light from within shining out on the plaza. The church is lined with paper lanterns. Several catus  are in the area. I hope I have taken the drawing into the