Thursday, March 01, 2012

More encrusted muslin pieces in progress.  Can't wait to finish them up and add the beads.  Above, I used my beautiful variegated perle cotton from Sassa Lynne.  Below, more creams and whites in perle cotton and DMC floss.

I've been going through some of the cords I've made to possibly use for the TAST couching stitch.

 I've also been cleaning and re-arranging the studio to give me more distinct work spaces.  Since my crafts and sewing projects require different tools and materials, I was cluttering up my space with one craft project and unable to work on another.

When I finish, there will be a space for embroidery and hand sewing, one for the sewing machine,   a space for cutting fabrics, and a space designated for clay.   And, of course, room to unroll my yoga mat.

 I know they will all run into each other eventually, but hopefully, I will at least be able to work on more than one project at once...without moving a bunch of stuff out of the way.

Bryce Eleanor will be back again this weekend, so I'll leave the muffin tin empty for her button and bead sorting.  Oh, and I guess she needs a space for her color and pasting work.

Guess I'd better get back to work!


  1. You really have been busy Jenclair! Love all the colors in the first one! They are both really pretty!

  2. Your stitching and colors are lovely. Hugs Judy

  3. Sherri - I have been busy! I'm re-arranging and taking regular stitching breaks. It is beginning to look better, though. Finally. :)

    I can't wait to get to the point that I can bead the encrusted pieces!

    Judy - Thanks! At first, I didn't think I was going to like the colored piece, but the threads are so beautiful that now I like it better than the monochromatic piece.

  4. Wow, I missed the beginning of this project. I love the pieces. They would make beautiful jewelry! It would be difficult to choose a favorite, but I do like the monochromatic piece.

    Enjoy your weekend with BE!

  5. I have the same problem. I enjoy too many crafts, and they encroach on each other. The paints are particularly problematic. :-)

  6. I love the variegated threads. Have fun in your clean space and with BE! :)

  7. Mary - Yes! I was thinking of making cuffs or necklaces with the encrusted pieces.

    Stephie - Do you have any solutions to offer on the paint problems? I've got mine in a big plastic box at the moment, but they are so crowded, and I would like to have them more organized.

    Nancy - Sassa Lynne's threads are so luminous. Her perle cotton is also a high quality, and they are so nice to use.

    This will be a busy weekend, but we have strawberries, apples, blueberries, grapes...the kid loves fruit!


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