Show and tell always gives us varied and interesting items to look at, ponder over, and generally be inspired.
This little triangular coin purse was made by Sheila. It has been decorated after attending a class with Jenny O'Sullivan.
These coffee cups are by Sheila, ready for the display at upcoming quilt and craft show in June.
Jenny was adding a needle lace edge to some UFO letters that she had found while looking for something else. The actual letters were unfinished when she found them, and they have since been finished, had extra stitching added, and hemmed. They will eventually adorn a book cover. The letters were started quite some years ago for another project.
Above are two pages from Sheila's journal, which was her daily practice for March. Her task was to journal every day, and her first priority was to complete the journal that she had made with paper shopping bags. Sheila had been working through the 'Art To The 5th Document Life Project' , and three years later the journal is finally completed. The two pages above have been completed with different journaling techniques.
Sheila's daily challenge for April was to do a stitch collage every day. The idea came from Cas Holmes 'Stitch Stories'. Sheila has enjoyed the practice so much that she has decided to continue until she has filled a 1984 Monet diary . Sometimes there is a connection between the Monet painting and her stitching or design. The leaf above is just one of her pages.
This Christmas tree has been made by Gerri using small wooden embroidery hoops. Using a variety of printed fabric, Gerri has added embellishments to the front, felt to the back, then glued the hoops together.
Annette had completed Gerri's mandala. Her starting point was that her life was going around in ever increasing circles, and that nothing was ever just black and white. The sparkly beads indicate the high points of her life.
Gerri had finished her needle roll from Annette's blind stitching exercise , gaining enjoyment and satisfaction by adding further embellishments.
This dove has been embroidered by Gerri using a cut out Christmas card as inspiration and made intp a small pouch.
This is the beginnings of Annette's Southern Highlands and CWA craft group project that many of the members are working on.Some of the ladies are working exactly to the published pattern, but Annette is modifying hers to make it more personal. She is using 'stuff' from her stash and will not be buying any extra bits.
Gerri had turned her two extended squares from last month into business card holders.
A crocheted mixed thread wall hanging made by Gerri using a large sized crochet hook. The work has been turned sideways with a fringe added to give extra length.
Susan has completed a top for the Installation 4 section of the EG exhibition at the upcoming Craft and Quilt Show. A top with moth holes became an exercise to do lots of chain stitch family stitching - more visible mending than a new wearable art garment
Susan's table runner has also been finished, with lots of fun playing with a family of stitches.
This is Gerri's Christmas quick fix Teddy. Used for stocking fillers and made from felt and blanket stitch.
A Very Nice Mice made by Sheila from Ann Wood's pattern and instructions found at Anne wood Handmade
Sheila had made a book of cards for her sister as an encouragement while she was going through treatment for a serious illness. Above are two of the cards that were sent.
Early in the day Jenny had given us all a creative design exercise using only circles and their properties. Below are some of our efforts.
We will all meet again in June for another creative exercise, some more show and tell, and lots of fun and laughs . Please come back for another visit to see what we get up to.