SAL Update: Green Iguana #30

June 9, 2019 at 5:21 am | Posted in Embroidery | 12 Comments
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Not that much to report today, because I’m busy with an important project that has an actual deadline, but I did move the frame since you last saw the piece, so there is at least something to show. Here’s where I left off last time:

Green Iguana - 2019-05-10

I did some more filling in before moving the frame:

Green Iguana - 2019-05-29 before moving the frame

And here he is in his almost full glory without the frame:

Green Iguana - 2019-05-29 full image

And here’s the new frame position for reference:

Green Iguana - 2019-05-29 new frame position

I did make a bit of a start with the area below his eye, but have put the whole thing away now, since I need all of my work table and my attention for the other project. (Eep, it says I have 68 days left right there on the front page, and there’s so much still to do!) So, if I’m not out of panic mode in three weeks, I’ll be able to show you at least the little bit I’ve done.

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Mary Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Clare, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn and  Sharon.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

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SAL Update: Green Iguana #29

May 19, 2019 at 9:00 am | Posted in Embroidery | 14 Comments
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This post is brought to you by the magic of WordPress’ “Publish Later” feature, since I’ll be just returning from a bit of travel when you read this. So, not that much has happened, but you may still be able to spot the difference. Last time:

Green Iguana - 2019-04-28

Right now:

Green Iguana - 2019-05-10

Still some progress made, even if it’s just two very busy weeks worth of progress.

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Debbie Rose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Mary Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn and  Sharon.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Green Iguana #28

April 28, 2019 at 6:57 am | Posted in Embroidery | 15 Comments
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Has it been three weeks again? I guess so! – Spring has sprung around here, so I’ve been trying to spend more time outdoors. But nevertheless, this little guy continues to be addictive. Here’s where I was last time:

Green Iguana - 2019-04-06

And this is today’s picture:

Green Iguana - 2019-04-28

Quite a bit of progress! I worked on the area above his eye as well as the background. I almost got a page finish at the top, and then it’s down to four of the twelve pattern pages that still have open areas, and just one of those is completely white! While the end is not quite in sight, I’m getting there!

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Debbie Rose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Mary Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn and  Sharon.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Green Iguana #27

April 7, 2019 at 9:00 am | Posted in Embroidery | 18 Comments
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Today’s progress on Mr. Iguana – here’s the shot from three weeks ago:

Green Iguana - 2019-03-17

In the meantime, I’ve finished filling in the area under his eye, and once that was done, moved the frame a bit up. Therefore it was time to take another full picture of him!

Green Iguana - 2019-03-29

It’s been another week since then, and I’ve made some progress on the area behind his eye:

Green Iguana - 2019-04-06

Onwards to filling in above his eye and doing the background at the top, so I can move the frame over to the left.

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Jess, Sue, Debbie Rose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Linda, Mary Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn and  Sharon.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

Where I’m hanging out these days

March 27, 2019 at 7:37 pm | Posted in Fiber Art | 1 Comment

You may have noticed that I’ve been writing very few blog posts lately, but that isn’t because there’s nothing to write about. In fact, I’ve been writing quite a bit more in the past couple of months, I’m just doing it somewhere else. Since that particular project is very fiber-oriented, I think you might enjoy following along on my adventure, even if you’re not the intended audience.

Basically, I’m organizing and running a community art project for this year’s Worldcon, which is taking place in Dublin this August. We’re building a model of a small part of a fantasy world using fiber and thread:

The Raksura Colony Tree

If you do plan to come to Dublin for Worldcon this summer, I’d love to meet you and to get some contributions to the model. If not, you might get an idea or two for a project of your own. Here’s a teaser of what I’m working on:

Raksura Colony Tree - Sample Platform

SAL Update: Green Iguana #26

March 17, 2019 at 7:23 am | Posted in Embroidery | 13 Comments
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Mr. Iguana got a finished eye today! Here’s last time:

Green Iguana - 2019-02-24

And now we’re here:

Green Iguana - 2019-03-17

The eye is completely filled in, and I’ve started working on the horizontal strip below his eye, which will also lead to finishing a pattern page. I’ll then go on to deal with the area behind and above the eye. The pink vertical line slightly in front of the iris is the midline of the piece, so once I’m there, this will be three quarters done! Makes me think I’ve got a chance to finish it up by summer!

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Debbie Rose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Mary Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn and  Sharon.

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Green Iguana #25

February 24, 2019 at 7:36 am | Posted in Embroidery | 19 Comments
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Still working along on the eye. Here’s last time:

Green Iguana - 2019-02-03

He’s gotten most of his makeup now – mostly those dreaded colours indistinguishable from white left over:

Green Iguana - 2019-02-24

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Kate, Debbie Rose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Mary Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Renee, Jenny, Carmela and Jocelyn! Please welcome our new member Sharon to the group!

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Green Iguana #24

February 3, 2019 at 3:42 pm | Posted in Embroidery | 19 Comments
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Short post this time. The eye has gotten a few more colours. I went from here:

Green Iguana - 2019-01-13

To here:

Green Iguana - 2019-02-03

The lines are much stronger and the first shades of green are making an appearance.

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Kate, Debbie Rose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Mary Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie, Clare, Renee and Jenny. Please welcome two new members to our group, Carmela and Jocelyn!

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

SAL Update: Green Iguana #23

January 13, 2019 at 10:13 am | Posted in Embroidery | 17 Comments
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Not much progress this time, but very visible nonetheless. I went from here:

Green Iguana - 2018-12-19

to here:

Green Iguana - 2019-01-13

He’s got an eye! These are just the first 3 and a bit darkest colours, but it’s already looking good. Finishing the eye will really bring out his personality.

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, it’s amazing: Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Lucy, Jess, Sue, Kate, Debbie Rose, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Helen, Steph, Linda, Mary Margaret, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Catherine, Deborah, Connie and Clare. Please welcome two new members to our group, Renee and Jenny!

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.

Challenge 2019 – Music!

December 29, 2018 at 7:59 pm | Posted in Patchwork, Quilting | 4 Comments

Every year, my quilt group issues a challenge to make a small 40×40 cm quilt using specific materials. We show the results in our yearly exhibition. Here’s what I did last year.

This year we got this fabric – black with gold. Challenge 2019 - Fabric

The theme to go with it is, unsurprisingly, “Music”. This was not going to be a problem, and sure enough, one day I got hit by an idea. An additional constraint I give myself for these challenges is to make them out of my stash, if at all possible. So, here’s what I pulled out:

Challenge 2019 - Fabrics

I already had this nice cream and gold fabric, and added some solid black and cream. A very short time later, there was this:

Challenge 2019 - Pieces

Here’s the finished top:

Challenge 2019 - Finished Top

Quilting added some more sparkle, and as I usually do with these challenges, I finished it into a pillow cover:

Challenge 2019 - Finished

Wouldn’t this make a great decoration for a music room? This project went from idea to completion in a couple of weeks, which happens seldom to never for me.

 

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