Saturday, May 20, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Had a great time at the class. Here are my samples.
In the meantime I am so happy that Lucy and Riki finally had a play together. Only problem it was "THE YARN" they decided to have fun with! I only have one skein and bought it years ago. I'm using it in my mandala project.
The ocd in me had to fix it.
I did not take any before pictures of Lucy. We were too busy trying to get her cleaned up and cutting mouse size mattes off of her. Someone else sent these to my husband today. This is the moment that she chose my husband as her human. She walked by everyone out there and laid right on his boot. I would say she is a good judge of character, all dogs are. I am so happy to say that she is now adjusting with the little black dog well.
Riki is not real thrilled about sharing but he will get used to her. She is teaching him how to be a dog.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Started working on the peace mandala. You would think I had never picked up a needle. Slow start, I only had a tiny bit of the shiny pink and wish I would have waited to use it until I was a little further along. When my friend suggested I use the peace sign idea with the lace it helped me over the hurdle. Wanted to use both but thought it was two different coat ideas. Thank you Susan.
I was really trying to get to bed the other night when this gal insisted on popping in. I just love my Edgar Cayce doodles. :) You have to be really old to catch that joke.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
I think I'm going with this doily I crocheted years ago. It should be a good base for embroidering a mandala on it with the flannel colors. Going to hit walmart for the hoop and some more turquoise thread. I will be able to utilize more of the lace I bought last week if I go this way.
I really like the layered look with the hankie and dyed doily but I want to keep the coat a little more neutral so I can wear it with more outfits.
I may line the cuffs and color with the hankies. TOO MANY IDEAS!
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
I'm very excited but as you can see it is going to take Riki a while to get used to sharing...I thought things were going really well and then they had a couple scraps today. She wants to chase Riki and he is afraid. Silly dog, he has been trying to get me to chase him for three years and I'm just too old.
I am exhausted trying to create a pack. Where is that dog whisperer when you need him?
She passed her heart worm test and going to get fixed next week and her infected ear cleaned while under. She is the quite chunky, the guys at the plant have been feeding her scraps for weeks.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
It was a great day in the back yard today. I helped my husband open the pool and my job was to turn the pump on and off. Lookie what I spied in the fence gate! Sweet tiny little bird nest. Much better experience than last year, I got stung by a wasp.
My poppies look much better when the water is blue...it was looking much better by the end of the day.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
I love you tube, you can watch a couple five minute videos and learn how to applique. I ironed and basted the piece as suggested before sewing.
Pressed the seams and pulled the basting out and I think it looks great.
So many choices, I'm just taking it one idea at a time. Finished the plackets so got to wear it with the blue t shirt in the next picture. I like that color so much I am going to try to keep the coat matching the turquoise and purples.
I have an idea of using the doily as a base of a embroidered mandala on top the the antique hankie. One good thing about this idea is I can make it and pin it on and if I don't like it I won't be wasting all that sewing time. It will also be easier to sew through that thin cotton rather than the heavy denim.
Or I might just use the hankies to line the collar and cuffs. So many good ideas! Fun.