Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! Usually we go out for supper on October 31st as I really don't like going to the door over and over and over. Guess you can tell, I don't like Halloween!  After spending 30 years in primary classrooms, I'm done in! My neighbor told me that last year they had about eight children to the door for the whole night (they are just round the corner from me). So since I've been busy getting ready for the Christmas Craft Fair, I opted to stay home. There have been just ten Trick or Treaters to the door. I'm good with that!!!

Enjoy the rest of your evening!!!

Take a look at some other Halloween Treasures (for next Halloween)

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Temari Ball

I have another temari ball to share with you from my friend Verna. This is Verna's donation to the St. John's Guild of Embroiderers' fall auction next month. It is stunning!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

2015 Winners in Quilts: A World of Beauty, International Quilt Association

This is the time of year that quilters flock to Houston, Texas for the International Quilt Show! I had the opportunity to go to this show a number of years ago and would love to make a return visit. This show was hugh and the best I've ever attended.

Well, last evening, the winners of this year's event, A World of Beauty, was announced. I am very pleased to see that several Canadians were among the winners. Congratulations to everyone.

Check out the winners HERE.



Tuesday, October 27, 2015


I added a few more Fibre Art Pendants to my supply for the Christmas Craft Fair. Here's some of them.

There are a couple more new Christmas shimmer designs that I will share soon. I can hear the embroidery machine doing its thing as I write. My husband creates all my shimmer designs in Corel Draw and then they are converted to stitch in another program. That program can convert the stitch to be used with any embroidery machine on the market.

It's a great team effort!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Making Gifts For Christmas ???

Christmas is less than two months away. How many of you have already started making a few gifts? Well, in case you haven't, I've found a few projects to consider.
I hope you find something interesting to spark an idea for a special gift.

This pillowcase was made by my sister for Gale, last Christmas!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

New Fibre Art Pendants

Friday, I took another order of  Fibre Art Pendants to The Rooms Gift Shop. They are a popular item in the shop. This morning, I finished up the ones you see below. I'm trying to get things in gear for the Christmas Craft Fair in November. This fair will be at the Jack Byrne Arena, Torbay

Saturday, October 24, 2015

On My Table . . .

I'm usually working on several things at the same time. To keep some order to my work, I keep projects on trays. That way, I don't have to keep cleaning off my table. I just put the tray away for the next time. This works well for me.

I also have clear plastic scrap book storage boxes to hold supplies. These are very easy to take out and put away!

Pendants in various stages of finishing

Some felted stockings to be finished and 5 x 7 wall art in progress

Scarf needs an additional fringe and hand embroided flowers in progress

Friday, October 23, 2015

From Nova Scotia!

One of the quilt blogs I frequently visit, is SCRAPMASTER. Linda, owner of this blog, has posted two great write-ups about last weekend's 8th Annual Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival, Amherst, Nova Scotia. Linda has linked to a number of places worth visiting.

Linda is also a member of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild.

Maritime Modern Quilt Guild

Thursday, October 22, 2015

New Christmas Shimmers

Here are my latest Christmas Shimmers!
There are five different snowflakes. I've done some of them in silver but the majority are white.  my favorite are the white ones.

White & Silver

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Getting Ready For the Christmas Craft Fair . . .

These two embroideries will be framed 5 x 7 with white mats and black metal frames. All my frames are custom cut by Image Fusion, Mount Pearl and put together here at home.

One of the hardest parts of composing a picture is coming up with a suitable title. I have my sister working on that one since she has been so good at giving titles to her quilts! However, I had to tell her to leave the food names out of it. She does have a bit of a sense of humor when it comes to something like that.

I've also linked up to The Needle & Thread Network this week.

Tidal Pool
Water World

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Needle Felted Ornaments

Before I can cut out the shapes for my Needle Felted Ornaments, I have to make the base fabrics. Here's what a sheet of needle felting looks like before I cut into it. As you can see, I do have quite a collection of decorative yarns. It's hard to see the sparkly yarns in these photos but I put them in usually every after 3 - 4 lengths of yarn.

My newest shape is a winter cap.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fibre Lace Scarve

Here is another reversible Fibre Lace Scarf that was finished last week. My scarves will be at the Christmas Craft Fair (Craft Council of NL Juried Work), November 11 - 15 at the Jack Byrne Arena. If you are going to be in the area at that time, please drop by as there will be lots of vendors from all over the province.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Autumn Colours From My Garden

I just had to capture some of the vibrant, fall colours from my garden. It is a great way to preserve your own colour pallet for autumn. Don't you just love these colours!

In fact, you can match your threads to the colours in your photos. Print out the photo, stick it in a journal and put thread samples with it. Of course, don't forget to write in the colour numbers for reference. Or, if you prefer, dye or over dye your floss.

If you have a set of Inktense Blocks, it's easy to dye floss for a project. These blocks of color, once applied and set, are permanent. A great way to get one-of-a-kind colours.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Stained Glass Scarf!

Here's another stained glass reversible Fibre Lace Scarf. The photo doesn't do it justice as the colours are vibrant! This is the one I posted about a few days ago. Check out the work in progress HERE.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Thank You

Thank you for the comments this past week. I did not answer them personally but I did answer each one of you on the blog posts. Your comments are very much appreciated!

Linky Party Palooza at Tater Tots & Jello (scroll down for links)


thank you clipart - Free Large Images

Halloween Haunts Blog Hop

Marjorie's Busy Corner is having a Halloween Haunts Blog Hop 2015, starting today. It continues until October 28. The Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a 25.00 gift certificate every day of the hop! So grab a cup of something and hop on over.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Hide & Seek

This morning I finished the underwater scene from Tuesday's post, Something Fishy. I call this one: Hide & See. It will be custom framed 5" x 7" with a black metal frame. The background is a Bali Batik. I used eyelash yarn to the left, and Sari Silk Yarn to the right. I like the way the silk shines in the piece. Some hand dyed cheesecloth is used in the right hand corner. The middle section is hand embroidered with a variety of threads. The fish are from my fantasy fish collection.

Hide & Seek

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Something Fishy!!

This afternoon, I've been working with some fish that I had embroidered quite awhile ago. I think some of them are going to work perfectly in a couple of small underwater scenes.

I've also linked up with Linky Tuesday. So far, there are 34 links to explore!

Free motion stitching on background

Another background
The eyelash yarn, fish & cheesecloth are just laid in place