Today was a bit of a weird day – went for a morning walk after putting out the trash, came home already hot and sweaty by 8:30am and the sun wasn’t even getting started yet. I played drums a bit, surfed the web, then headed out back to the Chemainus antiques mall where I found… Continue reading Thrifting, viewing, hoping for a house
Today was all about music stuff until late in the evening, when I sat down to make some progress on the fourth and final design of Carolyn Mitchell‘s “Have a Drink on Me”: I would have finished it as well, except in trying to bury one of the threads at the back I inadvertently sewed… Continue reading Number 4 and #38
Not much going on today; got a few boxes packed for the upcoming move. Some of those boxes have some of the random plaques and frames and other stuff for finishing needlework pieces. But for actual crafting, I made headway on the fourth and final design in Carolyn Mitchell‘s “Have a Drink on Me”: I’ve… Continue reading On to design 4
So this morning I looked at the plain white sheets I had set aside for a yellow/orange tie-dye treatment that I didn’t get around to yet, and I decided to do a mottled lime green low-immersion dye job instead: After rinsing the sheets out and washing them, I felt they were too light so I… Continue reading Lime sheets and a yellow submarine
Damn, where did the week go… Oh yeah, road tripping around Vancouver Island with my brother. Anyway, I did get a new FlossTube video shot and posted last night: It’s a hot sticky morning in the kitchen eating nook, but I was up well before my brain wanted to be and decided to shoot the… Continue reading FlossTube #8
I shot this this morning for my guild and slapped it up on YouTube this evening: The Cowichan Valley Needlearts Guild‘s 20th Anniversary Exhibition runs from July 9th through 21st at the Portals Gallery in the lobby of the Island Savings Centre in Duncan, BC. The pieces in the exhibition show a range of different… Continue reading Video tour of the Cowichan Valley Needlearts Guild’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Let’s see here… I finished the second design of Carolyn Mitchell‘s “Have a Drink on Me”: Then I started on the third one: Also got a few stitches into Blackbird Designs’ “Yellow Submarine” (finally actual yellow submarine parts):
Didn’t have time to post yesterday as my crafting time was directed to building a blog for my guild: https://cowichanstitchers.wordpress.com Got it done just ahead of the exhibition opening, lol… Anyway, today I popped up to Nanaimo to grab a couple more needlepoint patterns and some threads and canvas at The Stitcher’s Muse. I may… Continue reading Frame, haul, canvas, etc.
So, I finished my first-ever canvaswork that I’ve been posting about the last couple days: As I mentioned before, this is the first design in Carolyn Mitchell‘s “Have a Drink on Me,” which is subtitled “Hot Cocoa.” The set was inspired by coffee, but I don’t drink coffee, and I know I’ll be doing tropical… Continue reading Finished canvaswork, etc.
Most of today was spent chasing bass tone issues in Pro Tools and finally coming to the conclusion that perhaps I need to break down and buy a better (or at least different and therefore better-for-me) bass. But, I did get some goofing off done whilst listening to Scott Adams videos on YouTube this evening,… Continue reading Canvasapalooza