Sunday, August 27, 2017

I am back

Greetings to you all, please forgive me for not posting the last almost two months, it has been very busy with vacations and other happenings.
I will not go into this now only because there is way to much to tell, however I have been busy stitching and a couple of retreats in between.

First I did the August Needlework Guild which I look forward to every year, we had a blast, I took a class from Ruthmarie Hoffman, I did finish the stitching and have constructed the box, the only work done for us was the cutting of the sides and top all the rest we did ourselves, we had to draw the design on the Congress Cloth  and stitch it, add beads and other great goodies to finish the look, however the construction was horrible, I finally took it apart and did my own rendition of the finishing of construction, so here it is, I hope you like it, I have never done anything like this before but am willing to do another in a different style and colors.

This is what the strips looked like before cutting apart to add to dark linen.

This was a little tricky you had to use just the littlest bit if glue ( I do not know what that means ) I use lots of glue but this time I had to restrain myself.

These little clips are the greatest invention I just love them, they are so strong for being so small.

This is Wind, I love the colors, but the instructions show more gold then browns, however I like this better.

This is Water this is my favorite of the four sides.

This is Earth, that big wave is suppose to be a tree trunk, kind of cool I think.

This is Fire, I thought that the yellow should be on the bottom due to fire being yellow like, and the darker colors like smoke but I did not want to make the teacher upset with me, I think she would have thought I was a rebel in the class.

The top has many beads on it all done by hand beading  and attachment.

The top pull is made of deer antler bone which I think is so cool, I do have a deer antler bone  on the Fire section also, many beads and different items used to make this beauty, even tea bag paper, mine still has some tea residue on it, I just used my finger nail to get rid of it, I did not want it on the fabric.

I took a beading class last Saturday with my Sister-in Law Julie, we made tennis bracelets that are so pretty the photo's to not show how pretty they really are, Julie did a beautiful Aura Borealis which looks like a diamond bracelet, mine is green, but I did buy another set of beads to do one like Julies.

  So sorry not really good photos of bracelet, it really is prettier in person.

Well I do have more lots more to show you but need to have coffee with my wonderful main man Mike, I hope you all are well and I will start to catch up on commenting on your Blogs this afternoon or evening, promise.



gracie said...

What a fantastic project! Super job.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a gorgeous box, I have never seen anything quite like that. Great imagery and materials and beautifully finished too.

Frances N said...

That is a stunning box! It does look stitch and to finish! What a great job you did!
Glad to see a post from you. I wondered if you were ok.

marly said...

Wow. That's a lot of work, but well worth it. Beautiful!

Linda said...

Beautiful projects Catherine. Glad your back.


Marilyn said...

What a beautiful project.
The bracelets are so pretty too.

Preeti said...

The box and the beadwork on it looks very pretty !! The project seems require lot of patience. The bracelets are lovely too.

Christine said...

The box is stunning!

Joseph Shields said...

You are a very accomplished needleworker and beader. This is beautiful and I love the different elements of fire and water. THe beaded top is gorgeous,love how they hang on the side. What an amazing project!! Mary@stitchingfriendsforever

Vickie said...

That is gorgeous Catherine!

Rita JG said...

Just beautiful! Nice to have you back in this space again.

Brigitte said...

Oh my, such an amazing project. It looks gorgeous, all the four sides of it. And theta with its many beads all around is just stunning. Just wonderful.

Faith... said...

Oh WOW is that ever beautiful! I think it is amazing and you did a wonderful job!

Love the bracelets too ;) Welcome back!

RJ said...

Just gorgeous Catherine! I love your new projects. It really is an amazing project that you have accomplished. I'm so glad you are back...I missed you. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Von said...

Wow, Catherine! That's one amazing project - well done!