Friday, July 24, 2009

I am in the road again on the way to Virginia. I have packed enough
handwork to keep me busy till Christmas 2010.
I unearthed my kit of 4.5 inch lemoyne square shapes and I will be
working with them to add to my sampler quilt. Mostly pinks which blend
into the brights well:)
Stitching on the road makes me happy.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer sampler salad

These are all nearly six inches. Now the tricky question is do I add the other blocks I have made and make it truly a sampler-ones that are octagonal and ones that are diamonds? I will have to pull all of them out and see how they look. In the mean time I am happy with this tossed salad.......

Sunday, July 19, 2009

jen and jay

photos mostly from my iphone-the one in the center is not
fonts "you are loved" from dafont/ by kimberly geswein
brush from brushezy, by debh945
from tutorial by jessica sprague
Jay is flying off to california today for his job.
Jen will stay here in ny.
for a month or so they will be bi coastal.
bye Jason:)

Friday, July 17, 2009

twill make a lovely mitten

more spragizm

Another lesson courtesy of Jessica Sprague. I am really enjoying these bite sized forays into photo editing. These photos are from my iphone, heh heh. the quality is not great but they do the job. If I stick my chin far out enough it hides the wattle.:-))

socks of the blue moon

Some of you may remember my Socks that Rock socks that I started last year. I believe I may have made Blue Moon fans out of one or more of you. Sadly I am reporting that I am still working on the same sock.It seems that one has to knit significantly looser to allow for enough stretch to be drawn over certain ankles. And the ankles in question are not getting any thinner. It has been un knit several times and is now threatening to become a mitten. Not that I have anything against mittens.... I'm just saying....
and I cannot find the book with the charts. I know it is here somewhere. But the yarn is so beautiful. It is such a pleasure to use that I continue to knit and I am now researching thumb holes. I will not be thwarted:)

That is the update from here on sunny summery long Island where I sit, on my, um couch, with my ice pack (bike spill - well I never actually hit the ground-don't ask-nothing serious, no no really it is just a rotator cuff issue--just a small tear-and the doc said stay home, get pt, use ice, take pills get shots, six weeks of physical therapy-are you kidding me?? I don't have time for that!) and my trusty mac book. So I am off for a couple of days. Hoping to heal quickly.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

textures day 6

I rather like the way this one turned out.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

day 4 -2

jessica sprague's wonderful classes. Day 4

I love this picture so I am reposting. I did some effects and framed as per the tutorials combining day three and day four.
Today I have a day off and so I am doing this at my leisure and may even do some more later.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

day three

I decided to do this before I leave for work:) this morning, since Jessica so kindly has the lesson in my mailbox bright and early. More brushes and frame, a filter or two. I don't really know what I am doing but I am having fun. These are two dolls I made some time ago. Prudence and Earnestine, (Gail Wilson Kits) I did this lesson in Pixelmator. One big difference I notice so far is that you don't have as many options to save-they may be there but I have not discovered them yet. There is a thirty day free trial on their website.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

day two

Hard to believe it is July. June was a blur. And rainy to boot.
This is a picture of the old marina in Greenport New York. It was a cool, overcast twilight and we were amongst the few who were walking around outside. Fortunately the weather has changed for the better and the boardwalk beckons.
Tutorial by Jessica Sprague.

Monday, July 06, 2009

jessica sprague's wonderful classes

New Class with Jessica Sprague! am taking an online class with in photo shop phun. Here is my first home work picture using her png files to create the over lay frame and word art. I know I have not been posting here much and I plead exhaustion. I have been doing very little sewing or knitting-infact I think I havebeen unknitting more than I have been knitting.. that is my process. I think I would still use fiber as a meditative activity even if I never did finish anything.
But I do. I do finish things.
The dress was off the rack at Jessica McClintock.