Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Another Journal Cover/New Exhibitions Fall 2013

 **Please check my Exhibitions page for two new shows in November 2013.

Here is my painted, stamped and machine stitched piece transformed into a journal cover.   I am starting to get the knack of the contruction of these covers thanks to lots of good instructions on the internet.

I have finished a couple more machine stitched mini landscapes and was able to hand stitch a few ribbon embroidered bookmarks.  They just need to have backings added then zigzagged around the edges.  I am glad to be doing a little hand stitching again but I am taking it really easy.   I find the ribbon embroidery is harder on the fingers especially when using 4mm ribbon rather than the thinner 2mm.

Some of the mini landscapes will be mounted on matboard and framed, a couple will be framed in a double frame, and the rest will probably end up as postcards.   I still have a few sitting by my machine ready to stitch.  The more linear ones are simply straight stitch and zigzag with variations on the size of the stitches.  The more hilly or bushy ones have some free motion stitching on them.
Small Landscapes

I want to mention our guest at last night's Out of the Box meeting.  Her name is Judi Miller and she does wonderful detailed free motion work starting with her own photos Judi Miller Textile Artist
Take a look.  Her work is meticulous.

Here's something to put a smile on your face.... My leaf filled birdbath didn't deter this fellow.  First he drank, then he dove right in.  I took these through my kitchen window.  Most of the photos were just a blur of action but here are a few clearer shots.
I think I need a bath

It's a little chilly

Time for face washing

Ahh.   That feels better
This post is linked to the Needle and Thread Network's WIP Wednesdays
Take a look at some great Canadian Fibre Artists.


  1. I hopped on over to check out Judy Miller's work. Very nice. Thanks for the link. Your journal cover and postcards are beautiful, and that cardinal is wonderful. I've never seen the ones around here in the birdbath. Yours did put a smile on my face, especially that last pic!

  2. Your work is lovely. Love the journal cover. I have never seen a cardinal although I am told they are in my area. Great pics.


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