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Welcome All in 2012!!!

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Video GOODness is afoot!!

Soooo, the video camera is in place:

And I’ve been making yet another use for an embroidery hoop: TRIpod sort of holder!!

We mounted the camera so that we could capture the action around the installation of the frame & fabric for the Womandrake and to get some . . . → Read More: Video GOODness is afoot!!

meow…

I must admit, I didn’t know how a cat would change the dynamic of the household… what with the Akita & kids, but I am so very pleased that within 48 hours of his arrival, little Moshi had completely enchanted us all (full name: Omoshoroi meaning curious or amusing):  His long kitty naps on . . . → Read More: meow…

Fighting poison ivy & working kinks out of tutorials…

Don’t let anyone tell you poison ivy isn’t EVIL!

LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THOSE VINES!!  I’ve cut out POUNDS of thick woody poison vines every night this week and the stuff STILL covers the fenceline…

And if you look closely along the left edge of the right photo, BERRIES! — the . . . → Read More: Fighting poison ivy & working kinks out of tutorials…

New classes on the horizon!!

To those who have been asking – I’ve scheduled the Stitcher’s Garden Book class to begin 26 June – 6 sessions over 12 weeks of mixed media stitched journal FUN!! I’ve added some COOL bugs like the praying mantis, and dragonflies… and some figure stitching using hands & human forms… guaranteed to be a . . . → Read More: New classes on the horizon!!

WIST… & fence stitching!!

24 Nov 09

This “she” is currently under construction for a **NEW** online class to begin in the first weeks of January;0)

I won’t reveal too much, but if you’ve ever wanted to set sail on a SHE-centered adventure… It’s almost time!

Cameos, profiles, fashionistas, ALL things “she”, combined with all things mixed . . . → Read More: WIST… & fence stitching!!

Online class images… WIST

7 Nov 2009

When I began thinking about an online class, I had no idea what projects to include… but as luck would have it, I’d already amassed quite an array of tutorials and pattern ideas… The Stitcher’s Garden Book Project will include painting, stamping, dyeing, and some dimensional stitch… all good times!  So, . . . → Read More: Online class images… WIST

More Originals… & witchy goodness

26 August, 2009

WIST: what I stitched today – new Fearless Stitcher Originals: Vintage textile collar with embroidered center (still in progress)

I’ll be adding some more elements in floss, beads, and wire to finish it up — but these are a blast to make (& I’ve sourced a TON of vintage fabric . . . → Read More: More Originals… & witchy goodness

WIST: New Fearless Stitcher Originals

24 Aug 09

Maybe it’s the approach of autumn, but I find myself gathering fall-colored fabric and loading up the design board:

Then gathering again, often by the tray full:

and then laying out swatches and pieces which can be joined into bands:

and then all tarted up with bullions, . . . → Read More: WIST: New Fearless Stitcher Originals

WIST… and fabric goodness…

19 Aug 09

Isn’t she AWEsome!!! It’s the design for October classes “MixMedStitch Witch Tote” will go on October 3 at Indep JoAnn store 10am to 1pm. She will also be available in the Freedom of Stitch shop as a pattern next week.

I just love her and will hopefully get her finished tomorrow . . . → Read More: WIST… and fabric goodness…

WIST… and cool fabrics…

17 Aug 2009

zowie… look at THESE…

I’ve sprinkled this one with green french knots, and combined 2 different tapestry fabrics.

Though they’re still in progress, I HAD to show the work as it’s representative of the direction I’m going for fall ’09 — very tapestry and layered collage. I’ll finish them tonight . . . → Read More: WIST… and cool fabrics…