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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

WIP Wednesday #15 @ TN&TN

It's Wednesday!  Here's what I'm working on...

wrapping, wrapping...

I've been sorting my floss, threads & fibres.  It's a great way to sort the little bits, and a great way to use up unwanted business cards.  : )  Bigger stuff has been put in clear ziplocs.

I've been preparing to set up my art for Sunday!  Whoa - I just had a sudden wave of nerves as I wrote that.  lol  I have decided to leave "A Prairie Dress" out of it since it will be part of the SCC's 'Seeds' show only a week after the Centre Gallery exhibit ends.  So, I've been thinking and thinking about what to replace it with.  I want something that will make people notice when they walk down those busy halls full of art.  Suddenly, I had it!  I phone up my friend Patti, knowing that show lives on the farm.  I asked if she has an old milk can or two for me to use.  She has something even better!!  Check out what she left on my doorstep the other morning!!  IT WILL BE PERFECT, and I'm setting it in front of my white fence gate : )))

Patti rocks.

I got my labels in finally!  So I'm putting them all on the backs of each piece of art.  I have nine in total, assuming that this one gets finished.  It's already been sold FYI.  It's not done yet.  It needs a bit more thread work by machine and then I can embellish the flowers by hand.  Here's it is so far...


There you go!  That's what I've been up to.  In the mean time, I've put my Snips n Snails quilt up for auction.  ALL procedes go to charity.  Bidding ends at midnight on Thursday Dec 1st.  You can read all about it here:


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12 comments:

Cheryl (Grandma Coco) said...

Sorting and organizing is a great way to calm the nerves. I love all the colours/textures in your box of threads and floss. Have a great show!

HollyM said...

Doesn't it feel good to get your threads all organized? I love the soft blue flowers in your piece and the hand embroidered flowers will add the final touch. How pretty!

elle said...

The thread looks yummy. Your area will be perfect!

Sheila said...

Great use of the old business cards , is should do the same kind of organizing ,my threads are a mess . I love your work in progress , those weeds look amazing . I told my son about your upcoming show so I hope he stops and takes a look when in the mall . Good luck with your show :-)

Leanne said...

Good luck at your show. The threads are inspiring.

Lee said...

What a beautiful shot of all your floss! Good luck at the show, and thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday! : )

M-R said...

So beautiful, Monika! Good luck with the show. I'm sure it will go swimmingly because your work is so fantastic.

Dolores said...

I do love your embroideries.

PrairiePeasant said...

Thank you for sharing your process of preparation. It's been wonderful to share in the anticipation with you. I'm sure they will be wonderful shows and I wish I could see them in person!

Karen said...

I love how your threads look with the gradations of colour. You can thread paint without even stitching! :) Wish I could be at your show on Sunday. Hope you will share some pictures with us.

greelyrita said...

Wow! Your thread painting of the field is just stunning! I'm just speechless. I saw it before the fence post too. Now just the fence wires, I guess. Wow!

k baxter packwood said...

I want your thread stash and so badly!

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