My friend, Joani, told me about some friends of hers that did their own architectural letter name picture with shots taken around their cabin. Duh. Why didn't I think of that? What a great idea! I have looked at those internet sites several times and wanted to get our name done, but was put off by the bottom line. Well, within about 30 minutes I had the photos taken, changed to black and white, and printed. Now I need to dash down to our local framing shop that is very reasonable and get them matted and framed. I am very excited about this! Since the letters are from our cabin stuff, it means so much more. Kay is here sewing with us and a suggestion was made to use her picture for the "K". That would be fun. Patrick has a friend named Jay. I could find a picture of Ellen for the "L". Everyone has an eyeball I could shoot. (ouch) E and S? Jerilynn P.S. CDB book - check it out!
Monday, February 20, 2012
Masondixonknitting.com blog, you know about the Honey Cowls that Kay has been cranking out. I have been on a cowl kick, too. They are easier to wear, I think, than a long scarf: you don't have to figure out a fancy way to tie it. You just throw it over your head a time or two and you're good to go. You can look on Ravelry at all the Honey Cowls out there. I used just one skein of yarn, thus, my cowl is a bit narrow. You use circular knitting needles and just keep going and going. I lost track of the yarn-overs and the knit-two-togethers now and then so it took me longer than it should have due to the ripping back I had to do. I might make another one and make it just a bit wider. I am sure there is a ball and a half around here that would like to be made into something pretty. Jerilynn P.S. The little sweater was liked. An adult said she wanted one like it so all I have to do is make a 2T size and I am sure it will be plenty big. What? Check my gauge? Oh.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
website and look at the slide show of the photos, but, better yet, buy the book. You won't be sorry. I have pondered many times about the sheer abundance of materials I have to work with...fabrics, yarns, beads, paints, photos...I am constantly torn from one project to another, just touching the surface of creativity. Even in the sewing side of my life...Cottons? Quilts? Bags? Woolfelt? Embroidery? What if I took the Jim Brandenburg challenge and limited myself to one craft, one medium, one project a day? No frogging allowed halfway if the good idea in my brain doesn't translate well into reality. As you can see from the above photo, I am knee deep in taking the ideas I have and making them work, or in most cases, not work. Paper cut-outs after paper-cutouts, sample after sample...not right yet, must be easy enough to explain in a pattern, but still clever enough to ring creative bells. I have been sewing, thinking, cutting, frogging. Repeat. If I DID set up narrow guidelines, would it result in opening up the flow of creative juices and production? Would it be even more frustrating to learn something from a failed idea and not be able to try again until the next day? Unfortunately I have some deadlines looming for new patterns, and I must continue to make a mess until something bubbles to the top. I will come out of the wilderness now and then to tell you how I am doing. Jerilynn
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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Sunday, February 5, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
here. I wrote an article on the Bernina V6 software and it is just hot off the press! I am sure you will find it fascinating reading! Jerilynn (It is the link to the BerninaUSA website and my design is the red circle design by the Through The Needle Issue Ten article>)