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Friday, 2 March 2012

March - In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lion.

March.  Oh March!  What a month you will be.

* Every Thursday night I have Experimental Fibre Art classes for a total of 18 hrs.

* March 11th is the day I get my work juried at the Saskatchewan Craft Council.  (gasp!)  That is in 10 days.

* March 18th is the day the embroidery guild puts up a double display at the Centre Galleries.  I plan to put the Spirea into that one.

* March 24 is a sneak-peek art show that Creative House has invited me to do.  I'll talk briefly about my work, and do a machine demo (they sell Janome). Nervous?  Yeah, a tad.  I'll post details on that later in the month. I know there will be refreshments and door prizes.  Oooh!  Exciting.

* March 29 is when I put my work up for sale at Gardenscape for 3 days & volunteer there (with traffic of 25,000+ people).

* April 4 (we'll count that as March too), I am doing a presentation for the Bridge City NeedleArts Guild.

WHEW!  After that - all my work goes to new homes, and I start fresh with a new body of work.  In the mean time, March is also the month where A Needle Pulling Thread comes out.  Wait until you see what they have done!  My head is spinning.

I want to let you know that I'll need to blog less for a while, but that never seems to happen!  I'll spend the summer off with the kids, and then get back into it with teaching in the fall.  Pretty exciting!  In the mean time, my husband is pushing me to do a book or video classes, but oh man.  Some day.  Some day!

In the mean time, I have been working on this:

Tipi and Rosehips, work in progress...

I'm so at peace with this.  You might think it looks like crap at this stage, but hold tight!  It's the back drop for the tipi and rosehips, with the dry grasses poking up out of the little bit of snow from last November.  I'm pretty sure I can get it done by the jurying session.  It's a sister landscape to this one.

At the Buffalo Jump, 2011

I just picked up the last of the double mats from the shelves at Michael's lastnight.  Talk about LUCKY.  What they had left was exactly what I needed to get ready for the jurying session.  These are all ready for framing.


Stitchin' away...  framing next week.  Thanks for stopping by!


9 comments:

Stephanie Forsyth said...

Beautiful! I adore seeing your work - it looks so much like the landscapes around me here in Minnesota!

Your framing looks so nice, and you do it yourself (you mentioned picking up the double mats)? I would love to know how you do it. Do you work within readily available frame sizes, or do you custom build your frames?

Hope you will still post once in awhile this spring/summer! Ever want to visit Minnesota?? :)

HollyM said...

Beautiful work! You have accomplished a lot. I really like the latest work Tipi and Rosehips. I love the colors already as they are the soft winter colors we see here.
I will miss seeing your regular posts but I sure understand!
Your husband is right-- a book or a video would be good. I'd by it for sure.

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

The things you're working on look wonderful and I admire how you work from the photos you have taken. I hope you get lots of stuff ready for the sale, m

Cheryl (Grandma Coco) said...

Happy to see things going so well for you.

Becky said...

Nice! All of it, but I really love the snow patches! Amazed that you can capture that in fabric and thread!

Elsa said...

Monika,
I just recently (a couple of days ago) found your blog and love everything about it! You do beautiful embroidery and love your tutorials!
Thanks for sharing your creativity!

carol said...

Another beauty in the making! I can hardly wait to see it completed! Do you ever use colonial knots rather than french knots? I find them much easier to do.

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

I make sure I keep up with your blog as your work is so amazing. If I could afford it I would buy one. Good luck with your wonderful talent.

Megan said...

Wow, your work is Amazing! How much does one of your pieces cost? I'm starting saving! Are you up for an Australian landscape commission?

So glad you came and visited my blog so that I came and visited yours!!

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