I have a few new projects I have been working on. One of them is an abstract painting, very abstract, in acrylics. The main color is aqua blue and so far that is all I have on the canvas but it will have a geometric theme in bright colors like orange and blue and maybe purple. I will post pics as soon as I have more on the canvas than the blue outline.
My other new endevour is a type of crazy quilting which combines the best of quiltinq and embroidery both of which I love to do. I started with an old handkerchief I bought at an estate sale. I actually found a whole pile of them that I must have bought at the same time but i can’t remember when. The base is white linen and the edges all have different colored crocheted edges done in a tatting style so the stitches are tiny. I backed the kerchief with muslin to give it more body. I cut hearts out of some 1930’s prints I bought a while back. I am learning how to do the crazy quilt type embroidery stitches which is wayyyy harder than it looks. So far I have the center heart attahced and there are about 9 more to go. The plan is to embellish with lace and beads and maybe buttons. I have tiny pastel colored pearls that I want to incorporate. This project was inspired by pinterest. I looked at it and thought “I can do that”. I am sure I can it is just going to take some practice and I need to patient with myself if it doesn’t look completely perfect.
Speaking of estate sales, I went to one on Friday with some friends and found some real treasures. My fave find was a candelabra made by International Silver for only $15 as well as 4 little silver snail placecard holders. This inspired me to polish my mom’s silver that she gave me and make a whole shelf of my hutch dedicated just to silver. They are spectacular all shined up and displayed together so that was a job well done! Just wanted to share that little tidbit. Have a great day 🙂