T Stands for Tuesday where we share a drink related post with friends. You are most welcome to join us, the link to our hostess Bleubeard and Elizabeth is in my right hand column.
Last week was mostly crafting on my fabric pages for my journal. This has been fun, finding things in my craft stash that I had gathered for a wool crazy quilt. I have a big bag of wool threads that I found at resale shops, from friends, and I also had found fine wool threads that were sample cards from a store back in the '60's located in France on Etsy-those are a wonderful collection of wool sewing threads, and I have been using them on my pages-much finer than the tapestry wool threads even after splitting the plied threads down to three. The assortment of colors is awesome.
I was hoping by today I would have had my opening page and my January pages completed but not so.
I was waiting on the number and letter stamps to arrive and my ink stamps which I have now received, but now I am waiting on a wolf stamp-lol I am really trying to only use what I have but I needed the right ink stamps for my fabrics and I am in love with the number-letter stamps I bought-Those were an excellent buy as what I paid would have bought only one of the sets.
Since January has two full moons-which has not happened since 150 years ago-I stitched down two fabric moons and then stamped on them-ugh I did not like the look at all. Also reading more about the two moons the first moon-January 1st was the wolf moon, and the one on the 31st is the blue moon. So I carefully took all the stitching out so I could make the moons differently. I completed one of them this morning.
I do not have good hand writing so it shows in my stitches too. haha
I did add the corn husk paper piece to another piece of cloth and then stitched that down-I love it
I posted this photo of my opening first page of book in my last post-It is finished I believe except for some lettering
I also had fun trying out the puff paint for the first time. It took a good 24 hours to completely dry but I think it worked out good for snow.
I am going to sew on the beaded lace pieces for more snow also the snowflakes will get stitched down, and this page will have the wolf moon added.
The grey fabric is a cotton batik that to me looked like big tree branches
I have a stash of very old sewing threads so they can get used in this project too-was either my Mom's or Grandma's thread
I haven't decided where all of the snowflakes and lace will be placed yet and on the tree side there will be a deer and a quote too.
It does not look like all this would have taken so many hours but it has taken allot-which is fine as I am enjoying working on this project.
This week I finished basting the main rosettes and have started to stitch them together-I am very slow with this-hoping it will go faster as I continue stitching. My hands are always rough which will not work at all with silk threads so I work lots of hand lotion into my hands before sewing. I am also keeping up with getting two water bottles of water drank each day.
This week I plan to get back on the rest of the hallway project. I stopped in November to work on the building for our guests, and I also needed to move those heavy heavy tiles-I did that last week-No way could I pick up the boxes so I took 3/4 of the tiles out of the box-moved-and them put the tiles back in.
I moved them from above and moved them to the middle of this hallway section
I also managed to move the heavy screen door behind those ladders-so I am ready to prime the walls and ceiling-texture-prime paint again and them paint this area and the last section I did.
Yesterday I made us yellow angel food cakes-this was my Grandma's recipe and you whip the yolks with sugar, then whip the egg whites and then fold in the flour to the yolks and fold in the whites-sooo delicious. We have been getting fresh eggs from a friend and they make the best cakes. The cake on the left is my gluten free version and turned out awesome I added extra whites to mine to help with the rise and I added a bit of coconut sugar to mine for color. I served with strawberries.
I guess I need to clear this kitchen work table and change that table cloth haha. These cakes rose so much that I needed to carefully cut around the edges to get them out of the pans
For my drink today I am sharing our pour over coffee maker. It makes a nice brew of my chicory-dandelion beverage which I brew and then place on the top heater and below a regular pot of coffee, So your choice: tea or coffee. and I found a coconut milk creamer.
Happy Tuesday everyone!!