Tuesday, 6 November 2007

A GREAT WEEK-END AHEAD

A new little stitchery was finished this week (between 2 cushions for my DS!). I don´t know yet what will become of it, maybe for a bag or as the center of a quilt,... Other ideas are welcome!



I made a AMC too as I am teaching a workshop about AMC and Inchies in 2 weeks time. It was the first time I tried 2 things: first I crayoned the background with pastel pencils (here they are called aquarelle pencils, just normal ones for paper), I then dabbed some water on it, being watchful not to mix the colours and then I ironed it dry. I don´t know if it is washable but then I don´t really mind, I am not going to wash my AMCs! Second I needle felted the roses. No, I don´t have an embelisher and I don´t plan to buy one either! I just felted with a felt needle until the wool stayed on the fabric and then I machine-quilted the lot.
I will certainly use the 2 methods again.


Something not quilty: we have got a new fellow occupent! This cat is from a neighbour down the road but it seems she wanted to change home and so now she has adopted us! She is a very good mice hunter and therefore we are very happy with it. She is not shy at all and guess where she prefers to have a nap! Quilts, quilted cushions, or my lap are all what she needs to fall asleep straight away.


Next week-end will be packed: on Saturday I am going to our regional guild meeting (more than 80 participants with usually a big show and tell) and on Sunday I will be visiting a local craft fair (new to me) to find maybe some goodies (remember CHRISTMAS!).
Talking about goodies, my next post is my 50th, so stay tuned if you want a bit of Christmas in November!

13 comments:

Carol said...

Ooooh that kitty could be a relative of my kitty, and how absolutely appropriate that it's a patchwork colour too! May you have many years of enjoyment being that you've now been adopted! LOL

CONNIE W said...

You do such fine work with your stitching and felting. Both are lovely. Looks like kitty has come to stay!

Anne Ida said...

Your stitchery is adorable! Great job! The cat is so pretty! And it looks like it is very comfortable :o)

Quiltgirlie said...

Die Stickerei ist wunderschön, ebenso die AMC. Die Technik mit den Aquarellstiften werde ich auch mal ausprobieren.

gwensmom said...

Your amc is beautiful! That is a very clever colored pencil technique.

Libby said...

Darling stitchery . . . can't wait to see what it becomes *s*

Laurie Ann said...

What a beautiful cat! She looks very content in her "new" home. :)

Bea said...

Seems that cats are looking for quilters home! See you on Saturday!
Happy quilting!

Linda said...

Lovely stitchery block Gwen, is that a Bronwyn Hayes design?

Carole said...

Lovely stitchery! Aren't experiments fun? You might want to test out you aquarelle pencils for future projects! Perhaps they really do not wash out! thanks for sharing!

Wendy said...

Oooh! I've got some of those pencils stashed away somewhere... Now I want to get them out and give them a try! Love your work!

Wendy said...

Your stitchery is absolutely gorgeous.

Cute new addition to the family, kitty looks so content.

atet said...

That stitchery is lovely and so is the AMC. Love the techniques you used (and yep -- who cares if it's washable, it won't be!).