Thursday 31 July 2014

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Day 20

I seem to have not stitched for ages so yesterday I sat down in the studio and started my icon. It was so lovely to just stitch.

Day 20
Also, a reminder that I will be at the Craft and Quilt fair in Hamilton next week, its open Thurs to Sunday from 10 - 4.30 and I will be there stitching all day for the 4 days. I have drawn on a new design to stitch while I am there, all long and short. I will have a display of some of my work too. I think I am going to take a pile and change it each day. Come along and say hi if you are there. I will have the frame with the faces on and my 100 spiders form last year.

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Sunglasses for day 19

We both did sunglasses today without even talking to each other before hand.

Monday 28 July 2014

Day 18


This is the little brother of Day 12

Sunday 27 July 2014

Day 17

K decided to have a party today.

And mine is like a stencil. I have saved the cut out bits for another day when I am in a rush.

Saturday 26 July 2014

Lips for day 16

I found this pink thread and it just had to be lips today!

K is back to one eye again!

Friday 25 July 2014

Day 15

I thought I would try to be a bit more abstract today.

This creature has 8 eyes, four on the front and four on the back.

Thursday 24 July 2014

Day 14 and a visitor to the studio!

Another one line face today.

Over the last few days I have had a few visitors to the studio, tiny baby praying mantis. My daughter found a collection of eggs on an ornament in her bedroom and moved it into the studio because she didn't want it to hatch in her room, well it has hatched, I have seen about 10 of these tiny monsters, not sure how many there are!
This is a close up photo, the fabric he is sitting on is calico, not an evenweave.

Monday 21 July 2014

Day 11

Here are todays efforts.


Sunday 20 July 2014

Day 10

We are one 10th  of the way through our 100 day project, Day 10 today!

I like the idea of creating a whole face with one line, this is the 1st one but am planning to do some more.

Day 9

Day 10

Saturday 19 July 2014

Day 9

Day 9 today,  I am on the 2nd row of the squares I tacked out before I started. Not sure it looks as cool as the spiders but we will see.

Friday 18 July 2014

drawings and day 8

These are K's drawings that he did while I was away. He really likes creatures with one eye.

This is my Day 8 face, well ear today!

back from conference

I have just returned from New Plymouth. I great week of teaching at the embroiderers guild conference.

I did 4 of my 100 faces while I was away, one each day

 and saw a fantastic gold tree! perfect with my gold boots.

Sunday 13 July 2014

day 3 just eyes today

I decided to do just one eye today and so did K, without talking to each other first.
I am off teaching for a week now so I will be stitching faces while I am away but will post them all when I get back, Not techie enough to connect while I am away from home!

Saturday 12 July 2014

Day 2

Here are todays face and creature.

Friday 11 July 2014

1/100 days

Today is day one of the 100 days project. I am stitching a face every day and my son is doing a drawing of a made up animal every day. I will post both here.

Wednesday 9 July 2014

a week of preparing

I seem to have spent the last few days preparing for things.

The 100 day project starts of Friday, I have decided to stitch all my faces so I have prepared my fabric. Looks like a huge number of squares to fill!!

Also I have framed up and drawn on a new piece of work. I have recently met an amazing team of people who paint traditional Icons. We are planning on working together on some future projects so I am stitching an icon so they can see how they will look stitched. This is Saint Clare who is the patron saint of needle workers. She will have a long and short face and a goldwork halo. 

And on Sunday I am off to New Plymouth to teach at the Embroiderers guild conference. 3 Days of working with faces and a 1 day children's class. Yet again no room in the suitcase for clothes, thank goodness for hand luggage! Maybe I need a bigger suitcase, or take less stuff!