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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Take A Stitch Tuesday/week 41 ~ the 15 minute challenge report ~ Photo Art Friday


this week's optional prompt at Photo Art Friday is to use Bonnies "Leafy Landscape" within our own images. i decided to turn it into "Things That Go Bump In The Night"

if you enjoy photography and/or creating using a photo art program please think about joining in with many others on Bonnie's blog Pixel Dust Photo Art . Bonnie has beautiful layers that she often offers up as freebies, is very informative and is always very encouraging.


this weeks stitch for the TAST challenge hosted by sharon b at pintangle was a fairly simple one. i had a little bit of halloween fun with it~!
 
week 41 ~ knotted loop stitch: after practicing/playing with this stitch i thought i might be able to make a wee skeleton . . . i used a variegated brown Anchor pearl cotton thread (size 8) to create the spine and ribs.  i do realize that he/she (?!) is headless and has no bony fingers (!!) . . . i'm hoping to remedy this soon but for now i'm still rummaging through stuff (including my imagination) to find just the right bits.

i will also stitch in a background. what color(s) do you think i should use for the background? and do you have any fabulous ideas for a skull and bony fingers?




this week for the 15 minute challenge i almost had a perfect week. i missed tuesday due to a long day of travel and appointments. i took stitching with me and usually i can use at least some of the travel time for handwork but i was just too tired and slept instead.
on the other six days i did a lot of quilting on my contemporary/modern piece, practiced the TAST stitch, assembled some small basket blocks, worked on postcards, and had a good time putting together the blocks for a doll sized autumn quiltalong that i've joined over at Humble Quilts. Lori always uses an antique/vintage quilt that she has been inspired by for her doll quiltalong ideas. this one is a simple version of a log cabin block and i love the graphic appeal of it~! 

so here is my stack of teensy four patches.





and here is my stack of larger, but still pretty small (5") blocks.  i will be setting these just as Lori did for her example quilt which was also how the original quilt was set. i'm not sure about borders just yet . . . next week sometime there will be a link party for these small gems and i hope to have mine at the flimsy stage by then.




recent gifts include:
  • the smell of freshly grated ginger
  • seeing a butterfly using the hummingbird feeder. i should have already taken it down but when i seen that it was still getting some use i was happy that i hadn't.
  • a large granddog curling up in my lap for snuggles. who says laps are only for little dogs~!?!


27 comments:

  1. Your wee skeleton is so creative! I am sure your imagination will come up with a skull...a shell or small seed, perhaps.

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  2. That is a scary pumpkin ;-) just right for the season, quite a contrast to your enchanted floral photos. The skeleton makes me smile - love the hips - maybe something along that for a head? I'm sure what you do will be fabulous.
    Not much beats a snuggle with a lap dog - regardless of size.
    Have a great week!

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  3. What about a black background for the skeleton? I was thrilled you didn't say you added the skeleton to your family's stockings! lol
    Love your little blocks:)

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  4. I'm so glad you said you made a scarey photo collage, because that is the first I thought of. Very cool and looks like monster teeth or claws.
    Your quilt a long blocks look great, some of my favorite fabrics in them.
    the skeleton is a hoot! I love him!!

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  5. wow your squeleton is amazing ! it is so clever to have used twigs to make the arms and legs!

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  6. You are SO creative! I just LOVE the skeleton. Not sure what background color would work - something to make him POP!
    The best part of my day is sitting with my dog and having my morning cup of tea.

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  7. Great website for the digital bkgds...thanks!! Love your little skeleton...he could be the Headless Horseman and have no head!!

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  8. Your skeleton is so cute! I love, love, love it!
    All the fabric and all the stitching-love here = JOY! YOU are a treasure, sweet Libby Q!

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  9. Lots done this week! I love the skeleton - even without a head - and those teensy little quilt blocks look like lots of fun!

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  10. Love the skeleton! How fun! You had a great week. Cute tiny 4-patches and log cabins. Hope this week is as good for you.

    Almost forgot your photo, it's appropriately spooky. Very cool.

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  11. Nice use of the Knotted Loop stitch for the ribs and spine of your skeleton. How about buttonhole stitch for the fingers? I think a larger and a smaller button both broken in half would create a head. The holes in the larger one could be the eye sockets. The background, black, orange or purple, for Halloween?

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  12. I love your skeleton. What an excellent idea!

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  13. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I just had to take a look at your skeleton, I like it!

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  14. Fantastic using of the texture, your creation is superb.

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  15. What a perfect Halloween photo for PAF this week. I love your little skeleton, would you mind if I 'lifted' your idea. I'm not sure where yet but it just appeals to me so much.

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    1. i am flattered that you like my idea so much and wouldn't mind if you used it. i hope that you will let me know once you have posted it so that i can see what you've done. also, would you mind linking back to my original work so that viewers can see what i did with it as well as where you went with the idea within your own creative inspiration.

      sounds like fun and i'm looking forward to it.

      :-)



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  16. What great processing in "things that go bump in the night" Love it!

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  18. Spinetingling fun with your PAF piece. It's mysterious and perfect for the season.
    Also love that little stitched skeleton.

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  19. your work always amazes me! all the quilts and stitches! they are so beautiful!

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  20. A very spooky texture image! Great textures too.

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  21. Very scary! Amazing to move from your powerful image to see your delicate handwork. Such versatility!!!

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  22. Your processing on the photo art image is very Halloween-like - perfect! And you quilt work is beautiful...you have a lovely blog. :)

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  23. I'm with Bonnie, your transitioning is extraordinary. Made me see my own work in a new light, which is a gift today as I am still trying to keep my head above water with this more than funky funk that has moved in like a weather front!! LOL!!

    Your work is always sort of soothing to me. I suppose BEcause I don't stitch anything yet enJOY a similar process when painting with paper. It's nice to see it juxtaposed in YOUR work which is how I am able to see my own this way.

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  24. Love the smell of freshly grated ginger Libby - it's sublime! So long since I've visited! Really like the stitching and richly atmospheric photo at the top of this post. Lesley x

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