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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

WIP Wednesday

WIP - "work in progress.  I have to chuckle.  My life is a work-in-progress.  Gosh things have been busy.  I thought it was, 'March: In like a lion, out like a lion', but April continues to be lion-like. ; )  I have started several threadpaintings...  seven to be exact!  Some are commissions from the last show and some are for the next one at the end of May.

in progress:  Flax at Jackfish (mini), Canola / Highway 16, and Bloom 4

The only thing missing is the flowers.  I'll do all those by hand - a field of blue flax and yellow canola all in french knots, and then bloom will be full of handstitched alfalfa, wild clover, and blanket flowers.  Sweet!  The edges are done on this one, and the stray threads all cleaned up.  I managed to photograph this in a better light, so the colors are pretty true to the real thing.  It's about 7x9".

Tipi & Rosehips, 2012  (Wanuskewin last November)

I haven't touched Megan's "Denmark" piece yet.  I have the background fabric ready and mapped out, but I'm still staring at those trees and trying to get the nerve to begin.  I know once I start, it will all come together easily.  It's a matter of having a chunk of time to myself though!

Sweet!  I looked on my calendar to see what was up and I had forgotten that I signed up for a two part class at the Studio on 9th!  It begins today.  I had a moment of, "oh crap, now i have to lug that big heavy machine back and forth," until I realized that it's a Hand Quilting Class!  Haha!  I'm VERY excited to do this one.  I adore handstitching.  This is the last part of the scholarship money from the Saskatoon Quilters' Guild and possibly the best part for me!  Immediately following the class, I need to head to the university to meet our USCAD group & plan out tomorrow's exhibition!  I'll post more on that tomorrow, along with a map if you plan on coming.  : )


Please drop by next week for sure.  It's party time at My Sweet Prairie, and I have LOADS of giveaways!  I love this time of year.  It's my birthday soon, my daughter's, my mother's, our 14th anniversary, Mother's day...  I'm feeling festive. : )

Linking to TN&TN for WIP Wednesday...
Have a good one!

13 comments:

HollyM said...

You have been busy! What a lot of stitching! And I can't imagine doing all that hand stitching!
I think the tipi piece is one of mt favorites.
By the way, I bought the Needle Pulling Thread as an emag and read your article. Very interesting. I had fun expanding the pictures and looking up close at them, lol.

elle said...

I like that tipi and rose hips, too. But then isn't that turquoise thread in the photo just above it gorgeous. Heck, they are all lovely.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

have fun at your class!
I think I missed quilt guild this week?? I have been away and lost track :(

Mary Ann said...

Very lovely work...I like your stitching of the sky in Canola.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

just beautiful pieces....enjoy the hand quilting classes....

Ellie said...

I love your tipi picture - the shades and colours are wonderful. You are clever :))
You have a busy time coming up with all of those birthdays - August is like that for us.

Wendy said...

Tipi and Rosehips...stunning!

Linda said...

Loving Tipi and Rosehips. Awesome!

Kit Lang said...

I love that Tipis piece so much. It just makes me happy to look at it. :)

Regina said...

I think of you every evening when I come by a tiny waterfall and wonder whether Monika could copy it in fabric.....seeing your work, probably.
Don't forget to breath during this hectic week/month/year/life.

Jeanette said...

Wow, those thread postcards are cool. I don't think I've ever seen art like that before. Looks like it would take alot of patientience to make them!

Annette said...

just love all the thread painting... and all the detail you get in each of those tiny works of art.
I can hardly wait for your visit to Watrous and our class. I feel very lucky to have you come out to teach us.
In stitches
Annette

M-R said...

Your projects look beautiful, Monika. Your Tipi & Rosehips is gorgeous!

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