Thursday, July 31, 2008
Just a quick post of the gifts I received from the Here-Be-Tatters Christmas In July exchange.
Here is everything.
This is the ribbon pin.
And this is the ornament.
My partner is Valerie Stewart from Scott City, Kansas.
I'll put up a few pictures of that intriguing box tomorrow when I have more band width and a photo editor that can cut down the size of the pictures I'm trying to upload.
Monday, July 21, 2008
I have been busy designing for this year's fair. There is a story behind this design. I am a Rat. My Tai Chi Chuan teacher also makes tee shirts. Some years he does one to commemorate the Chinese New Year. I started late last year asking him to design one for this year, but he said he couldn't think of any Tai Chi Chuan move that would go with a rat. So, I decided that if I wanted to have a tee shirt, I would need to do it myself. So here it is.
I do have the pattern scribbled down on pieces of paper, I haven't had time to get them into a word file. I'm not even thinking of how long it will take to diagram them. If you are planning to go to the IOLI convention this year, I will have my scribbles with me as well as a few stray rats.
I also have a few motif entries. All three of these threads were given to me by Brigitte Henneberger of Wurzburg Germany.
This thread is Amann Buttonhole thread. It is stranded silk. I was going to do a different pattern with it that involved onion rings, but the thread split so bad as I did the split chain join (or smooth join as I call it) that I had to give up and find a more conventional ring and chain pattern.
The pattern is from the August 1958 Workbasket, but any resemblance between the written pattern and the picture is purely coincidental.
This next thread is Valdani pearl cotton size 12. The color is number 35 and is described as Mango-Kiwi-Papaya. The pattern is from the January 1976 Workbasket.
Finally I have the same color n
Monday, July 14, 2008
Winnifred, the Godmother, is in the hoosegow. She has ordered her henchwoman, Sadie, to set her free.
I didn't teach Sadie how to do this. She figured it out on her own. If we really want to keep the crate closed, we have to clip it shut or she will open it every chance she gets.The sound in the background is an episode of "Get Smart". I haven't figured out how to edit out the sound (or if I even have a program where I can) yet.