Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Cindy's Vases

These are the vases that Cindy designed in our Sue Spargo Class.
It was such a good class because we were given a starting point 
and then we created our own versions.

Cindy's vases are looking so good. 

I love the fly stitch around this flower.

And the subtle layering on these circles - the reverse colours was 
such a good idea.

And don't you love this embellishing on the central flower.

Thanks for sharing Cindy.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Rae's Sue Spargo Vases

Rae has been busy on her Sue Spargo piece too.

These are her updated photos.

Oh wow look at all her embroidery. 
I love her sparky greens with the indigo blue vases.

You can follow her on:

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Tiny Hexies Go On

This week has seen me making tiny hexie flowers - just 1/4" hexagons!
I must admit I never thought I would be making hexies that small.

But they look so cute - thanks Sue Spargo for introducing us to them.

This is my piece . . . .

. . . . now the hexies need to go on.

. . .oh they do look cool.

Now they need stitching down.
Hopefully the hexie cards will come out easily enough.

Then these stems need leaves - back soon when the leaves go on.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Sue Spargo Progress

My piece form Sue's class is making good progress.
I have managed do a little almost every night since class.

This vase now has Heishi Beads added with French knots to hold them in place.

The circular flowers have fly stitches making a spiky finish around them.

These new flowers have been added - they were part of our paper cutting exercise.
Poor Sue had to change the rules for Taupo after we in Auckland folded our paper
and couldn't manage cutting a flower out all in one piece. We were the first to do this 
ever in her class. Sorry Sue.

The vase has two rows of blue velvet ribbon at the top with cross stitch rows
in between.

The flowers have fly stitch holding hem on, with beads highlighting the centres.
It is so much fun choosing what to do next.
So back to it.