Sunday 31 August 2014

Day 52

Day 51

Day 52
I thought it was time to show you some pictures of my hand piecing project. I was planning on just having random colours together but now that I am planning how the sections will go together I am starting to plan the random! It will still look random once its finished but I will be happier with it.

Friday 29 August 2014

Half way to 100

Much better using plain fabric.

Thursday 28 August 2014

Day 49

Faces are still going! not many good ones at this stage I would say but lots of creative energy which is the whole point. Half way tomorrow.

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Day 48

Not a great face today, should have used plain fabric I think, almost did another one but that's not the point! so this one got stitched down. Will work on this idea, almost like a stencil.

Tuesday 26 August 2014

Day 47

Day 47
I have started writing my book, I have told you all now so I have to carry on! I have had a talk to a New Zealand publisher and they were great. The plan is to have a book full of projects based on people, faces, bodies etc. from beginner projects up to more advanced. I am going to include blackwork and long and short as well as surface embroidery stitches and a bit of applique. Really excited now that I have spoken to a publisher and found out whet they need and how the whole system works. It will take a while but at least I am starting, I will let you know how it is going but of course I can't put images up here that will end up in the book, I am sure to be doing other things along the way so there will still be stuff to look at and I still have 53 days of the 100 days to go.

Monday 25 August 2014

Faces from a weekend away

Day 43

Day 44

Day 45

Day 46

Almost halfway!

Thursday 21 August 2014

Day 42

Just lips today.
I lovely lady that I taught years ago came to the Craft show and took these pictures of me stitching on the stand, with my gold Dr. Martens of course. I think there was more interest in the boots some days than my stitching!

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Day 41

I really like these broken up faces, need to do some more of those. I still have plenty of time to play! 59 days!

Tuesday 19 August 2014

day 40

Day 40 today, I have tried another single line face today, looks OK. I did this without drawing the face first, just started to stitch.

These are K's drawings from the last few days, he is doing so well at doing a drawing every day, he is only 8.

Saturday 16 August 2014

Day 37

I wonder if faces have to always be in the right order?

Thursday 14 August 2014

Day 35

Not much time today so a fast face. Starting to get a bit more abstract which I like. My brain is starting to feel a bit more creative so just need to make some more time.

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Day 34

I wondered how long it would take before I did a skulls face. Now I have ideas for lots of skull faces!

Tuesday 12 August 2014

Day 33

Day 33
These are the drawings my son did while I was away for his 100 day project

Monday 11 August 2014

Day 32 Back from Hamilton

Having spent 4 days stitching at the Hamilton quilt and craft fair I am back in my studio and back down to work. I had a great time and met some really cool people. Lots of interest in hand embroidery which is fantastic so lets hope the interest grows and grows.
I spent lots of time talking and sent a few people off to start a 100 day project.

Face 27

Face 28

Face 29

Face 30

Face 31

Face 32