This past Wednesday I went to the annual ornament exchange at my Embroiderers' Guild meeting. There was so much exquisite work there. It was very inspiring. The piece I received touched me very much. We exchange names early in the year so that we know who we are stitching for and Barbara heard me tell a story at a program that I taught about a set water colors I had when I was a kid. It was a large set (probably about 96 in the set) and here is what she created for me:
I stitched for Kim who had asked for, "Summer and Flowers." I found this cute scissors case at Luv 2 Stitch in San Mateo and thought it fit the bill perfectly. I slipped a pair of scissors into the case to complete it.
I have been working hard in my drawing class so haven't gotten a lot of tangleing done. So I always look forward to Monday and the Diva Challenge. This week is a first Monday and thus a Use My Tangle challenge. The Diva chose the tangle African Artist by Tina-Akua Hunziker and I loved the look of it so much I started doodling with it in my sketch book right away. Before having finished my morning tea. So in my under-caffeinated state with my first attempt I forgot step 6 and my second attempt I got all the slants in the same direction.
After regrouping, and applying a more appropriate amount of caffeine, I did a couple more pieces. My first attempt above had reminded me of several skeins of floss lying side by side so I did this (leaving out step 6 on purpose this time!)
And then I noticed that it could be done in such a way as to look like a tree. Add an Arukas star to the top and you could use it on a Christmas card!
I never actually made it to working on a tile but I'm sure I will be using this tangle often.