Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Stitching Club

I received the next stitchery block, a sun hat, in my email on Monday.  I managed to get that stitched up as well as assemble all 4 hexagon's into blocks.  I know that many of the ladies working on this summer stitching project are farther along than I am, but I was thrilled to be caught up with the stitchery and to see the first 4 blocks as complete hexagons.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Stitching Club

I finished the embroidery on the first three blocks and they are now ready to be turned into hex blocks for the quilt top.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Stitching Club

I have traced off the first three weeks worth of embroidery designs (3 weeks, sounds like I'm really behind already) and am now ready to do some stitching.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wild Olive Summer Stitching Club

I'm also participating in the Wild Olive Summer Stitching Club.  Check it out here Wild Olive.  And the Flikr group, too.  I'm using the floss colors that Mollie picked out and I picked out my fabrics today, so I'm all set.

This project runs throughout the summer: June, July and August.  Get in on the fun and check out the links.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Daisy Days BOM

I'm doing the Daisy Days BOM . . . check it out here The Blog and here Flikr Group.  Also, there is a side button on my blog.  I'm using the floss colors that Jenny of Elefantz (the designer) picked out.  I'm all about the embroidery.  I'll pick out the fabrics to complete the wall hanging later on.

This BOM runs until the end of the year.  It's not to late.  Check out the links and get in on all the the fun.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Embroidery Art

     From now through the end of the year, every Wednesday, I am going to showcase my embroidery designs.  Some of the items featured here will be new things that I am currently working on for a display to be shown at the library in October, and some of the items featured here will be things from the past.  Every week I will feature something new.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

An Artist's Rendition

There is a two story red brick building downtown that sits on a prominent corner and for years has been painted bright red.  Who knows why someone would do something like this to a red brick building but they did.  The new owners decided that they wanted to turn it back to brick, but you know how paint can stick to natural surfaces and destroy them.  Paint is not easily removed.  So the owner had a painter with an artistic bent come in and remedy the problem.  He "painted" the bricks to look like bricks.  He also "aged" the limestone to reflect the age of the bricks.  He did this with paint, too.

Check this out. . . I was very impressed.
actual bricks and concrete

painted bricks and limestone
Here is a pic of the entire building and what it looks like from a distance.  Very impressive.  Who knew you could do this with paint.  The painter did this entire building.  Excellent job!