Monday, January 30, 2012

seventh hour posts

my TASTchallenge comes in at the seventh hour this week - hopefully a little better organised next week :0)

and my tag for week 4 is Vintage and it is really falling apart - so had to be stitched back together.

Loving these challenges and not ready to give up even if I am so stressed for time sometimes :0)


Monday, January 23, 2012


it's funny how things start..............

I have so enjoyed working on the Tags for tag tuesday that they are evolving on their own and in a certain style.

Sometimes I agonise over art - where to go with what I do and why. Then something so simple just falls out and begins to evolve all without my being conscious of any development.

These faces are a little serious, sombre and thoughtful but just now I like that.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Back to basics

Working towards an open studio 3 days at Easter - two exhibitions and various other bits and pieces, I have been back to basics and working on my flower pictures.

Quite soothing and peaceful - no stress.

Zaz ;0)

TAST week 3

Feather stitch - a sample and a winter landscape - this weeks TAST effort........

still working on wood

and the result in my printers type tray so far after week 3.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tag Tuesday

this weeks theme was ''white' - very tricky this one but I painted my tag with a face in the usual style and manner - then covered the whole with acrylic paint. After it had dried I scratched back to reveal her underneath - fascinating!

Loving these challenges


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tuesdays stitch

and my other new year challenge.......TAST

buttonhole stitch.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

new tag

still with the challenge


Saturday, January 07, 2012

new year new challenges

About this time of year I am always looking for challenges to kick start my own ideas - keep me creating - and developing........

so I was delighted that Sharon resurrected the TAST challenge (Take A Stitch Tuesday) also Caroline Saxby started up a Tuesday Tag Challenge so I joined both.

First my tag was completed

and then my Fly Stitch sample for Sharon.

I have an old printers type tray that I thought could be filled with my stitch samples - not necessarily experimental samples but more of an acknowledgement of my training as an embroiderer and a skill that I so seldom utilise nowadays.

Of course I am still working on my own projects - pictures will be following .............