Monday, August 23, 2010

Lake Co Fair (continued)

Needlecraft II
Counted Cross Misc - Miniature Item

A Sampler Pinkeep
c.2002 The Heart's Content, Inc.
Maureen Appleton

This is stitched over one thread (miniature stitching).
I used dyed ribbon from Pat Winter to edge this itty bitty pinkeep.

Needlecraft II
Counted Cross Misc - Pillow

Forest Song
Designed by Elizabeth Foster
c.2000 Elizabeth's Designs

I used suggested fibers on 25-count raw linen by Zweigart
(the green leaves are stitched with Sheep's Silk,
Dark Moss, The Thread Gatherer
The fiber & charm were with the pattern.

Needlecraft II
Counted Cross Misc - Not Specified Above

Herbal Sachet
Lavender; Loyalty & Devotion
The Victoria Sampler
c.2002 Thea Dueck

Front: 62H x 40W. 28ct Antique White Cashel Linen. Kreinik #4 Braid #002; DMC #12 White Perle Cotton; AVAS #1343 (purple); DMC Floss 210, 501, 502, 3813, blanc, 208; Mill Hill beads; Needle Necessities #178 Coventry Gardens.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lake Co Fair

Handicrafts I
Christmas Ornament - Counted Cross Stitch

The Victoria Sampler
Level Three - Satin Stitch
The Learning Collection
c.2000 Thea Dueck

Handicrafts I
Fabric -
Soft Sculpture Figure

~*My Favorite Kitten*~ Pinkeep
c ~~primitivebettys~~ / Betty Dekat

I used DMC floss (3721, 3021, 926, 221, 422, 413, 3051) on 32-ct linen
I changed the cross to a heart at the neck, otherwise followed pattern

Friday, August 20, 2010

Porter Co Fair (continued)

Thx for all your kind e-mails & comments. I entered items into two county fairs this Summer --- I did ok. Better last Summer, but all good. If you are in the Chicagoland area, and enjoy needlework exhibits, make sure to stop by & say 'hi' at the Threads that Bind exhibit by the members of Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana October 2-3, 2010 (10am-4pm) More awards: Section 507 - Miscellaneous Needlecraft a. Combination of Techniques Violet Square c 1986 Needle Maid Designs, Inc. It made with DMC floss, one yellow bead (from my stash) on 30-count creme linen I used Garnet Iris seed beads around the outer edge Section 506 - Counted Thread Work I. Other Mimi's Pin Cube Olde Colonial Designs C.2003 by Pamela D. Reed This kit included 32-ct Fratelli Graziano Italian Cream Siena Linen, Gentle Art Old Red Paint and Grecian Gold, DMC 3052, 611 & 642. The pins, cardboard, and padding also included in the kit. Section 506 - Counted Thread Work F. Counted Cross Stitch - Other (not suitable for framing) ex. pillows, afghans Tiny Sampler La-D-Da Freebie I used perle coton #5: 932 lt blue, 801 brown, 3045 gold, 3687 pink, 3052 green, 930 blue on 18-ct Shaker Linen. 8" x 8" Section 113 - Miscellaneous Crafts Mixed Media Needlebook Made it at the International Quilt Festival April 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Porter Co Fair

101. Special Occasion (any Holiday, Special Event)
c. Needleart

c.2006 JBW Designs
#154 Designed by Judy Whitman

I used 2 strands of fibers, combined ... DMC 3826 and Sampler Thread Burnt Orange on 32-count creme Belfast Linen from Zweigart

109 - Wearable Art
d. Bead Accessories

Black Rose
c.2000 Mill Hill
Jeweled Bar Pin Series II

101 - Special Occasion (any Holiday, Special Event)
e. Wearable Art

"Merry Meow" Pin/Ornament
Designed by Sandra Sullivan
c.1998 by Homespun Elegance Ltd.

I stitched this on a scrap of green linen
using DMC & Anchor Floss

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

moving right along

I was almost finished and ran out of dk blue fabric.
I called The Quilt Shop where I purchased the kit.
And, I am sending the extra red fabric to swap for blue fabric.
Once I get the blue, I'll finish this up.
Locker hooking is a terrific was to use up fabrics.
Once you get the edge and the first row in, the other areas work up quickly.

A few nice free patterns HERE for locker hooking.

A nice blog, Color Crazy , too.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Making progress

Started this locker hooking project around 10pm --
made excellent progress so far.
Now I'm worried about not having enough fabric.
Hope to finish up tomorrow .... errr .... later today.

How are my other happy hooking pals doing on their projects????

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Lakefront Art Festival

August 21 & 22, 2010

HOURS: Sat. 10am - 6pm
and Sun. 10am - 5pm

WHERE: In Michigan City, Indiana
Washington Park, adjacent to the park entrance.

$4.00 Adults
Children 12 and under FREE

From their Web Site:

The Lakefront Art Festival attracts thousands of visitors from surrounding states to a festive, high-quality event held in a park setting on the shore of Lake Michigan. The festival, a major annual fundraiser for the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, is overseen by arts professionals committed to making every aspect of the festival a quality venue for artists and visitors. The park is accessible to motorists, cyclists, foot traffic and boaters alike.

Whether your looking for a special gift or the perfect piece for your home, the festival provides the pefect venue for finding unusual items. And remember, in August the holidays are just around the corner! There will be many of your favorite artists as well as many new artists. Artwork represents a range of fine art media and fine crafts.

See artists at work! Many exhibitors will be demonstrating in their booths and in designated areas. There is always something new to see. Don't forget to spend your artbucks at the festival! Learn more

Media represented at the festival include: Assemblage (collage); Basketry; Ceramics; Drawing (pencil, pen, pastel ...); Fiber (weaving, quilting & fine wearable art...); Glass; Jewelry; Leather; Metalwork; Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor...); Photography; Printmaking & Paper Arts (etching, woodcuts, lithographs...); Sculpture; Wood (furniture, carving, woodturning ...); and other more specific processes. Artists will be awarded in five different categories. Watch for their ribbons!


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