Thursday, 31 March 2011

Card Making, Fritillaria

On Wednesday morning I went along to Kim's card making class
@The Gallery and we learnt how to take a flower stamp
and make a card from it. I was fascinated how we all started off
with similar stamps and by choosing different colours and methods,
we all came up with completely different cards.
I chose the lily or Fritallaria as it flowers in Spring
here and it is Mother's Day this week.
I made two cards, one for my Mum and one for my Mother in law.
Both cards are on their way now.
It was another lovely morning,
Thank you to everyone especially Kim.

Carol's Stained Glass Window Wall Hanging

Carol is working hard at this Stained Glass inspired
piece and it takes alot of patience.
I keep photographing each week and getting her
to hold it up against the window.
It really is coming on and is going to look spectacular.

Barbara's Cherry Wallhanging

This was Barbara's third week and I think this is a wonderful
wall hanging made out of nearly all scraps she had and the red border
she brought. Every cherry and leaf are different, just like nature intended.
I reckon it will be a quilt next!
See my Cherry quilts by clicking the Cherry picture on the right
of this post.

Stella's Wallhanging

Stella had been away on holiday so it was back to the
Gallery this week to finish some more of her
wall hanging. She was a bit despondent when she first arrived
as the wallhanging she thought didn't look anything.
( I posted a beginning picture of the wallhanging before).
Once it was squared off, some embroidery stitches added and
the black border, ( this is bigger than it needs to be at the moment),
Stella seemed a bit happier and was definitely happy
when her husband saw it when he came to collect her.
We often disregard a project in it's early stages because it
isn't turning out quite as we imagined. Persevere and follow
this serendipity it can lead to some wonderful outcomes.
Also if you are really stuck, leave it out where you can see it,
have a break and come back to it, often it will show you what to do next.
Of course you can also bring it along to Gallery Tuesday and have feedback!!!
or your local group or understanding friend.
So Stella's wallhanging is ready to put together for quilting next week.
I think her Grand Daughter will be really pleased.
See more of what goes on @ The Gallery

Gallery Tuesday

Three in a row all having a break from machining this week as usual

there was lots going on from mixed media, wallhangings and making

waistcoats out of Alpaca.

Jenn with her Grandad

Jennifer loves being with her Grand Parents and I feel
very lucky for her she has such wonderful ones.
This is such a lovely photo of them.

Ladies Night