Friday, September 14, 2012

The two pieces that I am working on right now.

The heart below is what I’m working on mostly, as someone is interested in this piece. There is quite a bit more done on it, but still more to go. I work on it a little here and there, keeping track of my time.  It is amazing how much time goes into something like this.

I listen to sky streaming music while working in my little creative space. I open up my spreadsheet that DH (dear husband) set up for me that figures my time when I enter figures, then I pick up needle and thread and start again. This piece is a real joy to work on, it makes me feel happy. I love hearts and flowers. This heart is being mounted to the background fabric that it is laying on here. Right now I’m adding a lace edging, which is being sewn on with perle cotton using the French knot stitch, which is anchoring it to the background fabric. I have a bit more of embroidery I want to do and more beads to add too.

This is the other piece I put aside for a bit. I keep looking at it to see what all I want to do to complete it. I have enjoyed making this and the scripture verse is a favorite of mine. I’ve got more ‘sand’ to add.

There is something so calming and enjoyable working with threads and beads. I can’t explain it, but I know others that do this kind of work know what I am talking about.

Here’s how my little creative space 6ft. x 8ft. it looking these days.

Part of my ‘stash’ sitting on the floor so that I can get to bins and shelves. Smile

Thank you for visiting, thank you to those who have become followers and to all of you for your kind and encouraging comments.

Oh yea, I did find some carbon type paper for tracing designs onto fabric, found it at JoAnn’s Fabrics.  So I look forward to using that.

Have a great weekend and happy crafting ~ FlowerLady Lorraine


Take your needle, my child,

and work at your pattern;

it will come out a rose by and by. 

Life is like that -

one stitch at a time

taken patiently

and the pattern will come out all right

like the embroidery. 

Oliver Wendell Holmes