Monday, 7 August 2017

Crocheted Moccasins..




My first attempt on something other than blankets, shawls and scarves. I found this moccasin pattern via Pinterest.  You can find it here.


I used Bernat brand and no.4 hook. I don't think I followed the pattern exactly (the instructions weren't too clear for me). I made couple of  unravels before I finally made it. Even then it turned out big bigger than I wanted it to be. But now I know, if I make again what adjustments I should make.




Sunday morning walk........








church garden has its vegetables and flowers growing.

















..... also spotted this chair on the side walk which had a lovely needlepoint worked flower panel

         


my indoor pumpkin creeper too has a bloom which is about open, I am excited !



Thank you for stopping by,

till next time,

Gaia

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Completed wall quilt and our tea group meeting





So, I have finally completed the quilt.  All stitching is done on 3 layers of cotton fabric. (two of yellow and one white) I used a thicker needle so it would easy to pass the thread through 3 layers. There is no batting added to this piece, only the fabric layers.

I wonder how many thousands of little stitches are there.....


All fabric and thread used are remnants from here and there. I didn't buy anything new.

some beaded tassels too..





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Our tea group meet-up on 29 July ; High Tea and Nicol's  http://www.nicols.ca/, at Woodbridge, Ontario

I have been part of the Tea and Card exchange group (met via blogging) for almost two years now and, this was the first time that I was able to make it to a meet-up.

L-R  Wendy, myself, Judith, Margie, Sandra  (photo credit Margie)



few pictures I took

What a lovely afternoon it was ..thank you, ladies !!!

high tea menu
choice of organic teas, homemade scones with chantilly cream, finger sandwiches, mini pastries and cookies

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more summer gardens from my weekend walks ; this garden is full of plastic decorations





these white hydrangeas are so big...

Thank you for stopping by,

till next post,

Gaia


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Learning to weave ..

on a branch


For quite a sometime, I have been admiring on Pinterest all the lovely branch/stick weaving that has been posted and, I very much wanted to try one myself.  Although, I promised myself to look for a piece of branch once rain stopped, I kept forgetting to do so.
This morning while walking, I came upon pile of dried branches and picked up this  one thinking of the project. As soon as I got home, I started on  it. It took several attempts before I could (over and under) do a V shape and I still could not properly weave the V turn.

After I finished, I browsed for more information about 'how to' and found another article via pinterest with different instructions from the one I followed, so..


I will look for another suitable branch..



weekend walking......so many pretty gardens to see






Thank you for dropping by to see my creative attempts,

till next time,
xxx
Gaia







Saturday, 8 July 2017

Sunny Saturday...




I have finished sewing the first part the project. There is still more to do.


 better pictures today, as there was so much bright sunlight..



Summer flower project also continues.. more to make


And, a bit of work on the crewel embroidery too



Lastly, a small piece of applique/collage; this card was the inspiration. I cut all the details free form and used slip stitch to sew it. I painted the measuring tape with acrylic paint and, used felt bits for the pins. I like how it turned out, but still do not know I want it displayed.









and today was a perfect day for ice cream !!






Summer gardens from the neighbourhood ....




Thank you for stopping by for peek,

till next post,

Gaia