Embroidery · Paint jobs

Ceiling medallions, cross-stitch, canvaswork

Still no painting on the house as repairs and the like continue. Almost ready to paint, though. Well, the walls. I did get a ceiling medallion painted to match the previous faux-patina canopy for the patina chandelier: Probably more convincing from a distance, but hey, once it’s on the ceiling behind the chandelier, it’ll be… Continue reading Ceiling medallions, cross-stitch, canvaswork

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New house! Also: lace, needlework, quilts, paint, and a wreath

First up: so I’ve been in the new house for about a week now. Not moved in, mind you – just in and doing some fixing up. Dad’s discovering a lot of wiring issues and has come to the conclusion that whoever did the wiring was a moron. I disagree. The house is 117 years… Continue reading New house! Also: lace, needlework, quilts, paint, and a wreath

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Another faux finish for the new house, cross-stitch, crewel, bobbin lace…

Howdy, long time no post… but I’ve been busy… -ish… So, on Sunday I picked up this nifty green-patina chandelier for the new house: Whoever removed it from wherever it used to live simply cut the cord off 2 inches above the top of it and left the canopy on the ceiling, which is retarded,… Continue reading Another faux finish for the new house, cross-stitch, crewel, bobbin lace…

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Tatting, crazy quilting, and a tiny bit of crewel

Good news on the house front: the seller has now secured the condo she wants, so it’s down to inspection some time next week and then subjects will be removed. Might even bump up the completion so I can move a week early. Anyway, aside from that, I’ve been busy with some crafty stuff. Tuesday… Continue reading Tatting, crazy quilting, and a tiny bit of crewel

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Guilds, Quilts, Cowichan Exhibtion, and a bunch of stitching

Mid-October and I could have sworn I posted here in mid-September… well, turns out I started this as a draft only back then but never finished and posted it. Oops. Well, it’s fall now and that means the start of guild meetings again…. Quilting In the September Nanaimo Modern Quilt Guild meeting we had the… Continue reading Guilds, Quilts, Cowichan Exhibtion, and a bunch of stitching