Sunday, April 12, 2015


 ...two steps back ... one step forward ... cha cha cha!
Decided earlier today that this weeks post should be a bit of a look back. 
Not that far back actually but none the less, previous.
I've been painting like mad on new designs to release 'soon' and found myself reminiscing.
Below are several pieces that are available through my distributor  Ruth Schmuff Designs
Like old family pictures, they bring back a host of memories for me.
'Camel Flowers'© 
close up detail ... when I see this I think ... wow, I was focused !
Different angle of top detail.
I'm working on another design right now
that's a larger version of this burst of color.
Never a dull moment.
Camel Flowers©
This piece started with the 'flowers' that were actually saddles
 I had painted on a friends stand up camels
for a nativity she felt needed some blinging.
As I painted I kept seeing the saddles as flowers,
hence the name.
This piece may be on the small side
but it's packed with different techniques and threads choices.
From major technique to meditative basketweave.
This is my
Provence Purse© design.
I even made the strap basic Kumihimo
with a strong nylon craft cord.
'Austintatious Peacock'©
This piece was actually designed for a friend
to stitch for her secret Santa gift.
Funny part is the giftee was also the owner of the camels!
Dear friend of mine as well, Kim Hollifield.
So much in the detail,
loved finding crystals for his wreathed neck.
By this time...
you know how much I love designing borders.
Mondays Belt Design
the canvas this is laid across is the beginning of the painted Provence Purse.
original piece designed to fit the
Weekender bag from Lee Designs

This bag has seen some miles!
I'm not sure what I'll call this yet...Sunburst, Happiness....
I see a lot when I look at the different elements in this piece. Below is the beginning of it's new life on the painted canvas.
Happy Sunburst....maybe....the beginnings.
Only the pinks & red are in so far.
I see feathers too....
Sir Chancelot's thought bubble...
'just name it already'.


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    1. Thank you Sharon, that is a super nice compliment!

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    1. Thank you Nancy! It helps to love what you do :)

  3. What about "Burst of Happiness". I like it. Look forward to seeing more of the design.


    1. Thanks added that to my list of maybe's ;)

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  5. Each and every one of your designs is just fantastic! Just looking at them puts me in a happy mood! ;D


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