Here's the Macro I will use to work from. SUCH pretty colours!

I had forgotten how much STUFF I needed around me to make an arty quilt!! I have been up and down the stairs so many times this AM to get STUFF that I have just had a major LOW BG and have had to stop and get a banana and peanut butter to get me back on track.
....And THIS is only the start!
Here's the pattern enlarged by my Printer ( a person, not a machine!) The paper pattern is on the light box and freezer paper is on top , waiting for me to trace the paper pattern onto it. The line of masking tape is there because the FP is only 18" wide and this piece is about 20" x22".

Just a closer look at the original photo and the pattern. LOVE my light table!!! Love the Guy who made it for me too!!

I'm going to try to work on an abstract of an autumn peony leaf. It has FABULOUS colours- pinks, yellows, purples and CHARTREUSE - to name a few! It has bug holes where critters have gnawed through the leaf and the holes have now developed little concentric circles of varying colours and textures. As you can see in the original photo, it is VERY close macro so that all you see is the colours, textures and patterns. Hope it works out!!

And here is where the macro came from- shot in VERY tightly on the holey bits!

These were 2015 photos. This year's Peony leaves just went brown and horrid! Not enough water over summer:-(

I love my peonies. This one is a very deep red. I don't let a lot of red into my garden but I DO love this peony ( which shall apparently remain nameless)

The diningroom table is a MESS again now! Yesterday, it was a Photo Studio. Today... Fibre Arts. Sarah, my very nice therapist has given me the Go Ahead to start working again as long as I PACE MYSELF and don't stick at it until I have cramps in my hand!( I DO do that!)

LOOK at the colour! SOO gorgeous!

I could almost use each one and do a little abstract series! ONE AT A TIME though, just now!!

LOVE the purples and chartreuse!

I really like the softness of this one. The colours are yummy!!

Well, this is it! I am off to finish up the tracing, clear up that clutter and then start auditioning fabrics. I did that earlier ( like over a YEAR earlier- then I got stopped by my injury! Anyway, back in the saddle at last- for very short, gentle rides!

I cannot get this to go back to the regular look so I am finishing off today on a "caption " . Sorry about that! I should have done all of the text at once and THEN inserted photos! I am rusty on Blogging as it has been a L  O  N  GGG time since I was in the habit! Anyway, nice to be back. Hope you enjoy it!

Well, still 'no go' as far as getting this back into the regular text part of this post but, as I FINALLY have some Fibre Art work to show you, I will post this to the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com. Hope you'll all check out the interesting posts there and watch for slow progress on my project- the first in most of a year! It feels GOOD to be back!!


  1. Welcome back. Yes, I've missed your colour fixes!!!

  2. there is a world of design and colors without names in leaves like these.thanks for sharing

  3. And thanks for telling me what camera u used as that was a question in my mind as pictures here are wonderful!!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous colours in those leaves...can sure see why you are excited about a new start !

  5. ....and how I enjoy it, such lovely colours. I like your new project very much already. I am glad, that you are back at work again, that you can work again. so don't ask too much from yourself.