Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Needlechat

Game Board SamplerSAL - I added the red house. Looking forward to seeing progress pictures from Bine, Cathy, Myrna, + Nicole.

Heard from Kay O (does not have a blog) & she has 3 houses done on the "left hand quarter". Melody? Have you worked on your sampler? (also without a blog)

I added tree trunks & garden gates to The Sanctuary. I would like to get tree tops added this week ...


Saturday, (6-May), I attended a workshop sponsored by Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana, EGA chapter. CiCi Case, of CiCi Case Designs, taught Mail Art Envelope. I had a wonderful time learning how to put together an envelope with linen (and fabric lining). As you notice in the photograph, I'm just starting to stitch the motif on the envelope flap. As I get closer to mailing, I'll put up another photo.

The kit CiCi put together was fantastic. She had the linen, fabric for lining, perle coton, floss, basting thread, snaps, stamps, beads, a charm -- color photograph, background information on mail art, and pattern. The hands-on demonstrations, designing tips, hints, and teaching by CiCi were excellent. I learned so much!! CiCi had a scrapbook with photographs & brought along several mail art envelopes (stitched & gone thru the postal systems). What creative stitchers : )

I've enjoyed seeing photos of mail art on blogs & look forward to completing this kit.

12 comments:

Jenna said...

Game Board Sampler looks great, Lelia! I love seeing each new square as you stitch them. Sanctuary is to die for, as always. It's just so richly detailed - sumptuous! And I like your mailart. The finishing technique looks really precise. I just don't know how I could possible trust anything to the USPS! ROFL

Barbara said...

Hi Lelia - your progress pics are great, but what's got me really curious is the finishing stitch on the flap of your envelope. What is it? I always do my stitching first, and then the finishing - and honestly, I've never done such a nice-looking finishing stitch as that.

zoeandcooper said...

Wonderful progress pics...both you and your son have done amazing work!

Cathy said...

Way to go - another square completed!

Wish a mail art class like yours would be offered in my area. I would love to attend a workshop like that.

Santuary looks great by the way!

KarenV said...

Great progress on SGB and Sanctuary Leila! They're both looking lovely.

Lili said...

Your sanctuary deserves its name, Lelia! It's a wonderful, peaceful, magnificent spot on the web...
Your son's work is also turning out great! Tell him I'm impressed!
Take care!

Carto said...

Hi Leila - well done you! The Game Board Sampler is coming along nicely and you've really whizzed along with your Santuary. I've never seen a fabric envelope before, it looks amazing. I look forward to seeing its progress! :)

Susimac said...

Game board is lookiing great, as is Sanctuary. Mailart is wonderful, I love how your envelope flap is shaped, I look forward to seeing it finished.

Nancy in IL said...

Lelia, you're doing such great pieces, and Sanctuary is just so beautiful. Game Board Sampler looks so much more tempting as I see it stitched, and I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished mailart envelope. Those things are just fascinating!

Carol said...

Happy Mother's Day Carol!!

Danielle said...

Your Sanctuary looks wonderful! This was the first sort of large project I ever finished and framed--it remains one of my most favorite designs!

Sew-in-Love said...

Good going! Particularly like The Sanctuary!

Elisabeth=)

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