Sunday, May 21, 2023

Zentangle: Be Well. Be You.

 Have you been following along with Zentangle's

Bijou's Be Well video series?

Daily videos (at no charge) thru the end of May. 

Link to videos.

Pokeroot / Leaf

Diva Dance

Needed practice with the florals.

Sketchbook Page.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Zentangle: Be Well. Be You.

Have you been following along with Zentangle's

Bijou's Be Well video series?

Daily videos thru the end of May. 

Link to videos

I've been creating 3 tiles per day.   Don't hesitate to join in!!!   

Monday, May 15, 2023

Race the Region

May 5K:  What the Hill?
(3rd in my age group)

April 5K:  Ringing in Spring
Sleet, Flurries ....


Thursday, May 11, 2023

Thread Wrapped Button: Ribbed Needlework Button

 Week 3 button classes (zoom)

Ta Da!  My finished button.
Coton Perle #5, Colors 210 + 745.

This was my 2nd attempt with ribbed button - I added a few more 'spokes'
to this 1.5" button mould.   (Color 210).    

Size 1.5 (apx).  The pattern by instructor, Karen Smock.
Ribbed Needlework Button, one color.
Coton Perle #5, Color 210.
During our session, we learned how to embellish the ribbed button with

Friday, May 05, 2023

Thread Wrapped Button: Eight pointed Star - 2 Colors

 Week Three:

Pattern by instructor, Karen Smock
8-Pointed Star (2 Colors)
This is the 2nd button from week three.
More information Virtual Education.

I used Coton Perle #5.
Colors 3325 & 977.
Apx 1.25".

I have a good start on the 3rd button we were taught earlier this week.   
Not sure if I should continue or start over!  Stay Tuned.

Thread Wrapped Button: Striped Star - 3 Colors

 Week Three:

Striped Star - 3 Colors
Pattern is by class instructor, Karen Smock
This is first 1.25" button (of 3) in our third week of education.
These are done via zoom thru The Lace Museum.

I saw the instructions & chose coton perle colors
that matched my needlebook.

Coton Perle DMC #5.
Colors 745, 3328, 922

 This is how far I got in our class.  I thought you might like to see how it looked before adding the final yellow color : )

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Knitting: A pair knitted

I finished knitting the second (or one pair) of mitts.
With more yarn on the ball ... seeing if I can get another pair.
Then can sew the side with opening for thumb.
I've also gone thru my stash - thinking I have another ball of this type/color yarn : )

Using Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweek Aran.
Made in Kilcar Ireland.  90% wool, 10% angora.


Saturday, April 29, 2023

Thread Wrapped Button: Six Pointed Death's Head Button

 Week Two:

Six-Pointed Death's Head Button
This pattern is by the class instructor, Karen Smock.
This is the third button in our 2nd class.

I used Coton Perle #5

Colors 3347, 3325, + 677

[I like the sheen of DMC's perle].

Friday, April 28, 2023

Thread Wrapped Button: Outlined Star

Week Two:

From week two button making, zoom classes via The Lace Museum Virtual Education.
Pattern by instructor, Karen Smock.

For this 1.25"  button, I used 
Coton Perle DMC #5.
Colors 554 & 745.

I've orderd more button moulds (wooded pieces used under the fibers).
I have color ideas and want to create more : )

Still putting together the other button from this class/session.  Uses three colors and I have a good start ...  stay tuned.


Thursday, April 27, 2023

Thread Wrapped Button: Staphorst

Week Two:

The Thread Wrapped Buttons (zoom) class
continued.   Pattern by instructor, Karen Smock.

I used DMC Coton Perle #5.
Color 518, 754, & 677.
apx 1.25"

I'm still creating two more buttons from the class.   The zoom group is so very creative, and FAST with their needles and fibers.    Well, not me, kinda slow-poke, so, stay tuned.


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