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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Almost There!

Good morning lovely people. I am certainly enjoying the cooler weather this week.
I am also excited to be on the last block in Blessings.
I couldn't resist laying them all out to take a peek...
I have loved this Robyn Falloon pattern for so long....
The teeniest progress has been made with Splendid Sampler as I  completed this stitchery block over Christmas. It is supposed to have a small border but I love it how it is....
I played with my pencils over the break. Drawing a sweet little Yellow Breasted Robin we photographed badly at Minyon Falls NSW last year. They are so darn quick....too quick for this amateur!  I have used all kinds of artistic license popping Robin on a post I photographed outside Goondiwindi whilst having a cuppa. I find old fence posts and rusty wire so appealing for some reason.
I decided to also play around with Pan Pastels in the background and direct shafts of light through foliage....not sure how successful I have been but there is always something to learn and experiment with. A very nice memory of a lovely day with my Hubby and Brother.

 This being said I have invested in a new Art Journal to play and experiment in. Unfortunately my last one was damaged due to poor advice on preservation and couldn't be saved! Live and learn!
Blank white paper or pages can be soooo scary lol! Just need to get that pencil on to the paper. I love Art Journalling and anyone can have one and create in them......using all kinds of mixed medias. Loads of information on Pinterst and the like if you fancy it.
After a busy couple of days putting the house to rights I am treating myself to a lazy day today and my stitching.
Wishing you a happy day,
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

21 comments:

  1. Gosh Michelle your Dresden's are beautiful! As is the Robin, I do have to click on your photo's as they are a bit small so see the real beauty.....or perhaps it's just me? "I should have gone to Specsavers" :-)

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  2. Blessings is gorgeous. Love the SS block. The robin on his post is fabulous. Hugs, xx

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  3. Happy New Year, Michelle!

    Love your little robin, they are indeed small birds......we saw a Flame Robin in Victoria many years ago, on a misty morning on Mount Buffalo. 'Blessings' is going to be gorgeous!

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  4. Your blocks are just wonderful and your stitching is perfect. I love the drawing, you are so talented. Thank you for sharing. Guida

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  5. OOO art journalling sounds wonderful. Your drawing is beautiful as always. I love your Blessings block. That quilt is going to look amazing. You are a true inspiration girl!

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  6. Sounds like a great day. Beautiful work

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  7. Hi my lovely friend ,love your blocks and your little bird is amazing Michelle,have fun with your new art journal xx

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  8. Blessings is looking amazing, and I do love your little Robin. Perfect on that gorgeous fencepost

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  9. Your blessings is absolutely gorgeous Michelle! Very cool to be nearing the end of it too. I adore your artwork too - hope it won't be too long and those nice white pages of your journal will be abuzz with ideas. A bit like cutting into a new fabric for the very first time, I guess?!

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  10. sew much to love in this post Michelle! Those blocks look wonderful together and having just passed through Goondiwindi numerous times over the past months, I can picture the little robin in it's home town. As for that stitching from Spledid sampler - just love it, may have to look closer at that pattern lol

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  11. Everything is beautiful in this post Michelle - as always. Happy New Year to you & heres to a creative year ahead x x

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  12. Loving Blessings...it is one on my "one day" list...your little robin drawing is gorgeous, love the background treatment...Happy New Year! x

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  13. Happy New Year Michelle, those quilt blocks are so beautiful.

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  14. Your stitching and drawing always looks wonderful. Glad to see you making time to enjoy it right from the start of the year.

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  15. I love your blessings quilt - the colours are just perfect and your new drawing is lovely. what a pity about the last journal - I hope you didn't lose a lot of work? happy stitchin'..
    Hugz

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  16. Oh your blessings look gorgeous all together. Another new bird for me and so cute! Hope you had a lovely lazy day. xx

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  17. Your Blessings quilt looks beautiful. So close to finishing the top.

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  18. Your Blessings quilt is looking beautiful Michelle, that bird drawing is exquisite too, love the back ground you have done. Hope you enjoyed your stitching.

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  19. Love the blessings quilt Michelle .the birdie is so cute.. again you are one talented lady

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  20. Congratulations on your progress and Happy New Year! Love the art xx

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  21. Hello Michelle
    Great 8 rom this lovely Blocks , i love it, so a finest work
    And a Happy new year
    I wish you that you always a piece of fabric under the needle ( a german wish)
    Creative reards Marika

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