Thursday, August 6, 2015

What I've been up to

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am taking one of Kathy Shaw's free courses. This one is on silk ribbon flowers. I didn't get a good start since I was concentrating on the Row by Row quilt. I also didn't like the first background that I painted for the course. After getting it done, I read the instructions and Kathy recommended to Not use muslin. I, of course, did and so I had to find something else to use. Luckily, it wasn't too hard to locate something that could be used and in this case, I found some linen. I found it terribly hard to transfer the embroidery designs of the trellis and the tree using my makeshift light table but I got it done in the end.

 This is the completed first scene. There is wisteria, daffodils, foxglove, long stemmed roses and irises.

This is the beginning of the second scene. The first flower in this part of the course is the climbing rose.

And this is what I will be working on shortly. A little man sewing but first I have to make a couple of super-hero capes for two little boys. I have so much poly-cotton fabric so it will be nice to use some of it up.


  1. Very very nice:) I wasn't that fond of the silk ribbon part of the first CQ class but it certainly is beautiful.

  2. My fingers are not good enough for the silk ribbons and your new pattern, very smart, will it be the whole suit> Tux? scarf? will wait and see

  3. Beautiful work, Dolores! Small pieces of art!
    Good luck with your man sewing!

  4. It's interesting that you paint your background; It's very pretty and you are doing beautiful embroidery.

  5. You sew mens suits? Oooh boy - you are brave!

  6. Wow, Dolores! Love your stitching! Just beautiful!


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