Wednesday 31 July 2013

Tuesday 30 July 2013

Monday 29 July 2013

Spider 53 and weekend fun

I recently found a very cool book in our library about graffiti art. It got me thinking how I could get the feel of spray paint onto fabric but not make the fabric stiff because I still want to stitch into it. So over the weekend, the sun was out so I made up some dye and put it in a pressurised garden sprayer that I use to spray my grapes if they get mildew. I taped my fabric onto the drive and got spraying. My friend who lives across the road thought I was very carefully cleaning my drive until I pegged the fabric up to dry. I now have dye marks on the drive but I am certain they will wash off! The effect was great, I think I need a smaller sprayer or bigger fabric as it was quite hard to control. But I washed the pieces and they look pretty good. I think I will just quilt them like a whole cloth quilt.

Spider 53/100

Sunday 28 July 2013

Saturday 27 July 2013

Friday 26 July 2013

Spider 50/100

Wow, I can't believe we are half way through the 100 Days project. This is spider number 50. So it's down hill from now on!

Also, I am part of a quilt show on Aug 10th called Road to Colour. It is a one day quilt show at Waimauku school, proceeds will go to Muriwai Surf club. My Kiss quilt will be on show along with lots of really colourful amazing quilts made by local quilters. If you are in the area pop along and have a look. We are open 10- 5.

Thursday 25 July 2013

The Taupo Spiders

I am back from my teaching week in Taupo. It went really well, 1200 women were in Taupo at the NZ Quilting Symposium. Not sure what the locals thought!
I met some really cool women, had heaps of fun and got paid, how good can life get!
I stitched a spider every day, one really late at night after the Gala dinner but I really wanted to stick with stitching every day. 
Spider 42

Spider 43

Spider 44

Spider 45

Spider 46

Spider 47

Spider 48

Spider 49

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Off to Taupo and spider 41/100

So glad I am not flying to Taupo, it would cost me lots for excess baggage. I am off teaching for a week at the NZ Quilters Symposium. I will be stitching spiders away from home so I will up-load the family of Taupo spiders when I get back, next Weds.

Spider 41/100
a fast one before I leave this morning.

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Monday 15 July 2013

Sunday 14 July 2013

Folding Fat Quarters and spider 38/100

I had an enjoyable evening folding fat quarters for All Things Patchwork to take to Taupo next week. The shop is having a stand in the merchants mall at the Quilt Symposium which entails cutting and folding I don't know how many fat quarters, loading them into cars and unpacking them when we get there. The colours are just fantastic, Cheryl who owns the shop is very kind and doesn't make in fold fabric I don't like!

And here is today's spider, number 38. The frame is starting to look pretty full, I will need to roll out the next section of fabric soon. I am starting to have to really think about each one now, I may have to start repeating the stitches in different colours soon.

Saturday 13 July 2013

Friday 12 July 2013

Spider 36/100

Spider 36/100
We had a frosty morning this morning so here is a frosty spider.

Thursday 11 July 2013

Wednesday 10 July 2013

Tuesday 9 July 2013

spider 33/100

Spider 33/100

I found these 2 beads so thought I would do twin spiders today.

Monday 8 July 2013

spider 32/100

Spider 32/100
I think the spiders are getting a bit big!

Sunday 7 July 2013

Spider 31

Spider 31/100
Had to use Kits camera today, so picture looks a bit odd. I am waiting for a new battery for mine. Hopefully not too long, not sure I like Kits camera, maybe its just different!

Saturday 6 July 2013

Friday 5 July 2013

Thursday 4 July 2013

spider 28/100

Spider 28/100
I really wanted to try 3D Pearl Purl legs, took a bit longer than my 15mins but looks cool!

Wednesday 3 July 2013

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Sun Bleached or Kissed

Spider 26/100
I have finished my piece an exhibition later in the year called Yes its Yellow. The plan was to call it Sun Bleached but I might change that to Sun Kissed, that title seems to suit it better.

I used old gold threads from my stash so the hair has lots of different shades of gold. It was fun doing goldwork again, I haven't done any for a while.

Monday 1 July 2013

a weekend of spiders

I was away teaching for the weekend so Saturday and Sunday spiders were stitched away from the main piece. I then cut them out and stitched them on when I returned home. I was teaching Blackwork and Silk Shading so that's why we now have a Blackwork and a silk shaded spider.

Spider 23/100

spider 24/100

spider 25/100