Monday, August 20, 2012

Book Score #1

My intended summer cleanup and downsizing was more of a "replacing" one group of things for another. I did clean out my books, taking many old reference books and unread novels to a used bookstore that offers trade and store credit. Two of these were only $1 each and filled with beautiful illuminations and scenes of romanticized medieval life.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Whiter Shade of Pale

Seems that everywhere I wandered yesterday, I saw white. White birds, swans, flowers, mushrooms!

Snowy Egret

Trumpeter swans

Coral Fungi

Not white, but a nice surprise on my car antenna as I left the trails around the lake.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

And Sew it Goes...

My Etsy shop has been woefully neglected and empty for some time now. Creative projects are underway and I've set myself a deadline of Sept. 1st for a revival of my shop. I've been plagued by a case of major slow motion and other distractions. Here are a few previews of things to come.
These were birthday gifts for a friend who shares my Game of Thrones love.
My nods to House Stark & House Lannister.

Another bag made in the winter - a design I'll likely repeat in another color scheme.
And this may be my favorite thus far. I combined two embroidery patterns, changed the thread colors.
I was inspired by a Pugin wallpaper design. For now, it is just a piece of velvet. Not sure what it will become.