|Interesting fungus on a tree in the Ottawa Experimental Farm|
|Several rather unique Irises|
|And beautiful Peonies|
A while back I stitched a few tiny embroideries with the plan of setting them into silver plated pendant trays. Here they are - not sure yet if I like them or not.
|Each one is 1" x 1.5"|
|Close up of stitching|
I haven't been feeling too inspired so I went through some older sketch books the other day and found this doodle of a mermaid.
I had been wanting to stitch this one on fabric for some time but forgot about it. So I traced it on white kona cotton and started to stitch. I have been at it for 4 evenings and here is my progress so far. It will be 9" x 12" when finished.
|I am using a larger hoop but wish I had a stand because it is awkward. I may end up using my small hoop.|
|I hope my fingers hold out:)|
I also started another smaller piece that I had painted onto fabric a while back (One thing that seems to work for me when I can't seem to get motivated to start from scratch, is to go back to old photos, sketches or UFOs and see if they move me to action). This one will be 5" x 5"
Last Monday we had some fun at a paper making workshop with Out of the Box fibre artists. Suzanne, from our group, taught us how to make paper flowers, envelopes and beads using magazines and fancy papers. It was great to play and socialize.
|Here are some envelopes we made - the polka dotted ones are mine|
|My flower and some beads I made from magazine pages - very cool!!|
|Suzanne's lovely beaded necklace and scary spider!|
|Lucy's striking flower and envelopes|
|Here is Suzanne holding up her spider|
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