Sewing Tools Just Must Be Pretty!
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
So its going to be one of Those days is it????
Monday, August 17, 2015
So Many Holes!
Here is a picture of them ready for paint and/or varnish. The walnut I partially made in Pa's shop when I was at home, from some scraps he had in the attic...then finished them here at home. This week is painting~ and I have some really fun frames to paint~ all sorts of different flowers...monograms...some 'surprise' monograms...as in whoever doesnt exactly know what theirs will look like ( I love those!) ...and golly I even get to paint pirate ships and skeletons! By the way, a clue may be there too for my next thread palette....
Sunday, August 09, 2015
Painted Slate Frames And A Recipe...
For those of you who are thinking of giving, or getting a frame for Christmas, I would say you should order by October to be sure to get a place in line that will have your frame finished and thru the post ready in time for Christmas giving. I usually get rather busy dollys wise during this time as well. I have never yet not finished an order on time, but I do only have two hands and can only work so quickly!
Mom sent this home with me~ a watercolour she painted in 1975~
Its a recipe~ my new favorite actually, and its going to get framed and put up on the wall....
1 grassy field
2 small dogs
1 new kitten
1/2 doz children
A pinch of brook
Mix the children and the dogs and kitten well together and put them in a field, stirring constantly.
Pour the brook over the pebbles. Sprinkle the field with flowers. Spread over all a deep blue sky. Bake in a hot sun. When brown remove and set away to cool in a bathtub. "
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Thistle Threads Double Casket Panel Placement
...a medium frame will fit the Thistle Threads Door'd Mirror.
...a large frame will fit the Thistle Threads Fancy Mirror.
As for caskets~ well it all depends on how you prefer to stitch, and how large of a frame you are comfortable stitching on. I have traced templates for all the panels of a Thistle Threads double casket and laid them out in my slate frames to show one way they could be arranged. I like to stitch all panels of a project at once, so I can have continuity of threads/colors. I especially like to stack an entire side at least, so it sits on the frame just how it would sit on the casket~ this keeps you from going hog wild on one panel, and then go off an a tangent and have it not meld in some way with the other panels once finished. IF you like to stitch on smaller frames, all the panels for a double can be arranged on 2 medium frames, and one small one, as shown in the above and below photos
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Summer Sea Shells on eBay this week!here on eBay this week. I think perhaps I should paint a bear on the next palette set.....