Sunday, July 1, 2018

July 4th


"Freedom" chart was free by Barbara Anna..on the Star Spangled Stitching group on FB.
Stitched on 16 ct. Twilight Blue
 with Gentle Arts & Victorian Motto threads...



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Stitching

For medical reasons I had to stop mosaicing...My back is awfully bad.

So I have switched over to Stitching.
...this is a tablecloth. One corner is done. It was fun to stitch..
It is stitched on a 50/50 Linen/Cotton cloth.
Stem stitch, lazy daisies, back stitch, satin stitch & french knots.

Blessings

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Mosaics & playing with Cement

Oh I have some big news coming soon...
It has to do with our

I've been busy with outdoor projects lately...
P & I made a concrete casting of our biggest Hosta leaf...It's an Empress Wu Hosta. It needs several more days to cure..I've been watering it down every day.
I plan to paint it & then resin the inside for a birdbath. 

I made a concrete slurry & dipped some old linen tea towels. Then covered them with a round Pineapple patterned Doily & covered that with more slurry. But made a hole in the bottom for drainage..that needs a good 5 days minimum to dry. I will be painting that as well.

My very old cement Turtle is getting a new coat...she's has been missing a leg & tail for many years. So P made her both & is grouting her for me.



It says 'Always Treasure your Love'.
Remember to click twice on any pic to enlarge it.
Used glass, beads, pearls, MOP pieces because I'm running out of red tesserae.
 Another Dragonfly garden stone. With a Saint Christopher medal.
 This is a very old stool/plant stand...1 of 2.
New paint as well. This has a hard to see medal angel on it.
 Next 3 images Are the same pot.
"Nature is Beautiful"
Used MOP pendants for pink flowers & added Millefiori beads to their centers.
 Copper Cross

Another garden stone.. Silver medal praying hands.



Here are some Yard photos
Our old Mountain Laurel in bloom.
This is a Massachusetts native.

Just some Verbena, pansies, violets & my fave Lobelia. Oh & Nicotania.
My 'Josee' dwarf Lilac is just past.




Happy Happy Birthday💜💛💚💙💗🌼🎂
This is for my Dear Friend Cyndy
~June 28th~

Bless Everyone


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Still at it.

 Soap dish w/drainage hole

 I think my precious Sterling, a cat I used to have, will be going into this frame...
Best cat I ever, ever had.



My current & upcoming projects.
I drew the Angels & my Mr. cut them out.

This is my inspiration from Sigalit Eshet, her 'Tree'
 There are 4 metal charms. Dragonfly, 'Dream', Bird & Crucifix from bottom up.
You have  to click on the pic twice below.
I always try to add a Religious icon somewhere.





Blessings To All

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Flowers & Weldbond

Background are made with Mother of Pearl tiles...the rest are glass & I wore a hollow in my abrasive stone shaping the leaves & petals,etc...on these 2 mosaic projects.
The Sunflower piece was inspired by my Love for Sigalit Eshet, a mosaic artist.
SIGALIT ESHET

I highly recommend 'Weldbond' Adhesive for mosaics tiles, mirrors, glass, vitreous, porcelian, it actually gets harder & stronger as it dries & continues to do so after it is dry.

SIGALIT ESHET

 This I designed for my son Erik. 
Because I Love him so very much.
This is ready to hang

Another stone drying...These are very fun to do.
I added rhinestones around the edge.


Here are 2 works in progress..our home numbers & another inspiration from Sigalit Eshet.
 I want to make every project in this Beautiful book.
I wish I could source Ceramic tiles though, they are hard to find in colors.
This 'Tree' is an inspiration from one of Sigalit Eshet's Book.
with some added found objects, cross, 2 birds, a 'rock', purple flowers...you have to look closely to see them...so click on pic twice.

My Husband is sealing these rocks before I get a chance to clean off his grout marks...GGrrrrrr

 Inspired by the wonderful Sigalit Eshet!

Another 3" pot

My 1st mosaic before I really knew what I was doing..In hindsight I would definitely have cut the china smaller.






May God Bless you All.