Sunday, January 1, 2017

Hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Happy New Year to you all. May 2017 bring more stitching opportunities.
Has anyone got their challenge ready My piece not ready yet but will post as soon as I get it completed.
Is this group still continuing if not please let me know Thank you.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Hi all members of this group Just checking in How are you all getting on with next challenge "ROOTS" its due end of Dec I think hehe!!! I haven't made a start but have been thinking and some ideas come to mind. Would be good to have some feedback ladies

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Anticipation -Margaret Kelly

I did this piece for a fund raiser for a local organization whose aim it is to house the homeless.  I called it "Anticipation" as several of the homeless here are seniors and women, and I imagined someone getting a key to their very own place for the first time and how they would feel.  The glove was my mother's.  The key is an old one. The key hole is made of plaster.  Brass shim is the door plate, and the knob is brocade.  The background and border are upholstery fabrics."

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Yellow Door

Here's my yellow door. I had a hard time narrowing down the type of door I wanted to do. I collected dozens of images. It wasn't until I dyed this fabric that I made my choice. 
I designed the hinge myself after looking pages of antique hinge photos. The fabric was folded accordion style then I had clothes pins every few inches along the long edge of the fabric and ice dyed it.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Jelly Bean Doors

This project is a combination of memories of Jelly Bean Row in St. John's NFLD and Google search Doors images.  And, of course, my stash of fabrics and embellishments.  Door frames are of twill tape and hem lace tape. Some doors are cotton, some are silk.  All were backed with thin fusible batting, and then enveloped with fusible batting and turned, then door panel details sewn.
And then the fun of adding embellishments from my bead collection. The black cat, deciding whether to go out or back in again in lower right door is the result of a search by my partner who swore he had a black cat from a bottle of Gato Negro, from many years ago.  He found it! and it too is now part of the picture.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

"Blue door"

I had such fun with this Challenge I tried some techniques new to me.
I cut out many pictures of different doors and pasted then on a background
then printed a photo of a door on to organza and also transferred same door photo onto thick vilene
and doubled some sections of the door to enhance it. I also made a stain glass section and used some blue cellophane and painted and stitched background which I glued on under the doors arch which was also painted and for some sections of the door I used gesso to bring out embossed architecture
I also free motioned some creeper in purple and one in yellow on wash away and stitched them down on edge of door. Painted brickwork and embellished these plants with rhinestones
Thanks for the challenge