Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
I was going to stop after the white flower, but because there's only one person left in the rotation, I tackled the bottom pale orange section and stacked fan shapes in chain stitch. I decorated a few and left some for Sandi and Toni to do. It's in the mail on it's way to Sandi in California.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Seated is one of our most respected members, Cynthia Lewis, teacher, author, judge, chatting with another member.
Just some of the shoes members made at the meeting.
The interesting texture on the fronts of these shoes came from specially patterned rolling pins.
This display was provided by Katies Cakes ( www.katiescakes.com)
The next meeting will our Cookie Decorating for Charity event, on Sunday, November 16th, 2008 at St. Margaret in the Pines.Anyone who wishes to will bring a few dozen cookies – they can be gingerbread, sugar, or shortbread – any flat cookie that can be decorated will do. Bags and ribbon will be provided for packaging. Last year we had a lot of cookies that were not dry enough to bag. So please make small decorations ahead of time to be glued on to the cookies with royal icing. Also cookies decorated with royal icing at the meeting could be sprinkled with coloured sugar crystals as that quickly becomes hard enough to bag.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Detail 66 Detail 67 - The aqua and blue thread is silk. It's lovely to work with.
Detail 68 Detail 69
Detail 57 - My first attempt at a spider and web. More practice needed on the web for sure. But I was quite pleased with the spider, even though his head is off to the side a bit.
Detail 58 - I just love this one because I got to use some new thread. The chain is one of NeedleNecessities overdyed perle#5. I love variegated thread, and this one variegates quickly, some almost take a whole row to change colour.
Detail 59a and b
Detail 60 - I don't know how many times I had both the bullion and the cast on stitches unpicked. In the end I used a perle #8 instead of a thicker cotton or a shiny rayon.
Detail 61 - This was another of my new threads.
Detail 62 - The row of stitching above the lace is called "Pekinese Stitch". It's made up of a row of back stitches (white), laced with a second thread (dark green).
I'm still behind on the details, tomorrow, October 11, Detail 67 is due!