In this photo I have created a Beaded Evergreen Tree using the "Beaded Ruffled Lace Stitch" called "Ogalala". I have also used the "Drizzle Stitch" for the Icicles hanging from the bridge for on the mountains and for the Northern Lights in the sky. I also used the "Closed Base Picot" stitch to create the wee snow banks throughout the piece. In total I used approximately 13 different kinds of embroidery stitches on this project. The background of the piece is wool needle felted.
In this photo I used Angelina Fiber to create the mountain stream. I also created rocks in the stream by needle felting wee rocks first the then using the needle weaving stitch to creat the lace effect over them. The Fir Tree is also done with the needle weaving stitch. I also added beads to create snow on the tree. I used several different kinds of Metallic flosses to include the follwing, DMC-Pearlescent, Madeira, YLI, Candlelight and Kreinik. I also used Boucle Brazilian Embroidery Floss which I used for the clumps of snow alongside the river banks. I truly enjoyed creating "Bavaria Winter Wonderland" for this Exhibition. I found this experience to be very rewarding in many ways. I would like to "Thank Everyone"from the bottom of my heart for voting for my Fiber Art Piece. I feel very honored to receive the third most votes!!!
I have created another CD Pincushion which I call "Hearts and Roses". It was created for My Friend Heather for her Birthday. Heather has a lovely blog called "A Cherished Life" which I am sure you would enjoy visiting. In the center I created a wool floss rose wth a Feather stitched heart. This is the 4th CD Pincushion I have made for friends. Hmmmmmmmmm I like them so much I think I will make myself one too oneday. vbg
The above photo is of the silk ribbon embroidery rose I created for the Pincushion.
The above photo showed the French Knots Heart I created using shades of pink and white flosses. I used ric rack around the bottom edge and I added a lace beaded seam treatment.
"H" is for Heather. I embroidery several different kinds of Heart all over this Pincushion.
I made some soft fleece pillow cases for My Grand daughter Chloe early this year. The above soft fleece pillow cases are for my grandson Ethan.
A few weeks ago on my friend Ati's blog, "Ati's Little World" I saw the above "Crochet Rose". I instantly fell in love with it. I asked Ati if she would share the pattern with me and she kindly did. Ati told me her friend "Tracy Ann Schmitz" from Germany shared the pattern with her. Click on "Tracy's Blog" to see her art! Thank you very much Ati and Tracy!
Unfortunately, I have never done any crocheting beforee. So I asked my gardening friend Jo if she knew how to crochet and she said, No she only knitted. But Jo told me she knew of a lady from Church that crochet and she would give her a call and ask her if she willing to teach me how to create this rose.
This past Wednesday Donna came for a visit and in 3 short hours she taught me how to create this lovely rose. Donna used a size 6 steel crochet hook and I used a number 4 steel crochet hook. Donna rose is above in the raspberry variegated pink color. Donna's rose is very tiny and her crochet stitches are perfect. My first attempt is on the top Right in the Mauve color.. My crochet stitches need lots of practice. I truyly enjoyed making it. Thank You Donna for teaching me how to crochet this lovely rose. Because I truly enjoyed creating my first rose, I decided to try and make one using the smaller hook.
My "Second Wee Rose" is in the pale shades of pink on the bottom right. My crochet stitches greatly improved but they are still far from good but I was very please with it. I thought for sure I would not be able to read the pattern because I paid no attention to it during my lesson. But Donna had made some very helpful comments on the pattern for me and with looking at our previous ones I manage fine.
The above photo show the kind of thread we used. I used "Lizbeth" tatting thread in size 10 shown at the top left. Donna used Presencia Finca No. 8 shown on the top right. I used this same floss in the lighter pink shades for my second wee rose.. When my crochet stitches improve I plan to make some more lovely wee roses to embellish my "Crazy Quilt Of My Dreams" which I hope to start working on again soon.
Happy Easter Everyone, Above is a lovely Easter Linen I bought while living in Germany. In the middle is a hand painted basket I bought in Italy. There are strawberries painted all around it. Inside the basket is my collection of "Polish Pottery Easter Eggs" that I bought when visiting Poland. The Red hand Painted eggs were created by a German artist bought at Easter Market. Oh how I loved visting Easter Markets around Europe, they are turly special. The many very talent artist worked in so many different media and all their creations were truly beautiful.
The above photo includes several Easter Treasures. My Dear Son bought the wee "Flower Girl Lladro" when he was in the Navy stationed in Japan. The two wee "English Cottage", I bought while visiting England. The one on the lower right is called "Stitch In Time" and the other one is called "SweetHeart Cottage".. The beautiful Easter Linen was bought in Germany. The beautiful "Tatted Easter Egg" was created by Patty from California. It is so special and unique. Thanks you Patty I love it!! I really love the Easter Season and I am very thankful to be back home in Michigan with my Wonderful Sweet Husband.
The Next three photos I took in Metz France at the most incredible Chocolate shop. The above rooster caught my eye first because I collect rooster stuff of every kind. Isn't he grand?
Then I saw this very huge Chocolate Easter Egg in the same shop. I have No idea how a candy marker could create anything sooooooo very big.