Sunday, March 9, 2014

What is on my design wall today

Good afternoon from a cloudy but lovely spring like day here in Nova Scotia . It is a tad colder than yesterday but you can just see Spring in the air and a lot of our snow disappeared yesterday so things are looking up :-)
 Yesterday I took part in a workshop at our guild which was taught by Kate , it was a fun and informative class . The point of this class was to make a  start on a spring wall hanging using various techniques to create flowers of different shapes and sizes . Here is what my piece looks like so far .
                                   
The flowers are not sewn on , I just pinned them so you can get an idea of what we made and there will be more flowers added . We learned to make a ruched rose which is the dark blue at the top , two different shapes of folded petal flowers ,one is a folded hexagonal shape the other is folded and has five petals but the method is the same . Then there is the simple gathered flower , the pink one in the lower left and the tiny yellow one that looks more like a bee at the bottom is also a gathered style but slightly different , so cute . The grass was cut free hand and I layered it as I didn't cut mine quite high enough . The flowers may not stay where they are placed right now I just added them so you could see what we learned ,it was great fun and Kate is a great instructor . Thanks Kate for a fun day and I actually think I can make these on my own now :-)
 Remember on Friday I told you I was going to try making a postcard ,well I made it and since I have decided I will not be sending this one along I will share it with you now . I love doing landscapes , don't do it as often as maybe I would like ( need to stop starting new projects then maybe I would have time )  but when I get one going I am happy as a clam .

This is Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia , at least my version of it in cloth , it is not really that easy to do in this size(4x6")  but fun all the same .  The trick is to find the fabric that works best for what I am trying to create ,that is not always easy either but I think in this case I did find the right fabrics for the sky , water and the rocks . Peggy's Cove is a famous tourist attraction in Nova Scotia and known for this lighthouse which at one time was also the post office . 
 Well that is it for me today , hope you have a great day and enjoy whatever makes you happy.
 hugs Sheila 

21 comments:

  1. Nice piece Sheila!! Classes are so much fun...I wish I could take more. You did a fantastic job on Peggy's Cove lighthouse. Been there and it was a beautiful sunny warm day...perfect for a great walk and view there.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your spring project is looking beautiful already! Peggy's Cove looks like the real thing. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the idea of the different flower techniques to make a spring piece and you are coming along nicely. Great postcard!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Lovely work. Awesome postcard!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your postcard is beautiful! As were the others that you sent pictures of. You really are an artist, Sheila. Do you know what my real name is??

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely spring wall hanging, it is always fun to try new techniques. Your lighthouse post card looks brilliant.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love the different flowers. Sounds like a fun class. Love the postcard. Hugs,xx

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your little Spring wall hanging is very pretty and cheery. Love your postcard too.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love lighthouses...your postcard came out great! :0)

    ReplyDelete
  10. The different flower techniques sound very interesting. I love the beautiful postcard too. The fabrics really make a difference.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your flowers are so fun....that must have been a wonderful class to go to.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Sounds like a fun class. Glad you enjoyed it. Your flowers are super cute and your postcard is amazing. Bet you could sell a few of those at the Sou'Wester Gift Shop!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lovely stitching Sheila. The pretty flowers make me long for spring.

    ReplyDelete
  14. What an interesting class sheila..
    Love the Lighthouse post card of Peggy's cove..
    One for Sunny. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  15. The wall hanging is adorable. I love learning new techniques. The postcard is incredible. It's so intricate and beautifully done. Linda's right, you could sell them at the Sou'Wester.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Your landscape postcard is lovely. Lighthouses are charming and I think you captured that in your design.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Such pretty Spring flowers! Love the postcard. I agree, its incredible.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh my gosh Sheila ,the flowers are quite beautiful. That postcard is Soo N.S. I love them both talented lady. Love:D.4

    ReplyDelete
  19. Can't wait to see the final outcome of the flowers. So far they look great!

    ReplyDelete
  20. That flower class looks like it was a great one to take. I wish that I could have been there! Don't you just love lighthouses? You did a wonderful job capturing the likeness.
    Enjoy your day,
    Judy

    ReplyDelete