Spring is here in Ottawa

By on 7-28-2011 in Embroidery, Original photos

I have this big beautiful apple tree with the pinkest blossoms beside our little rental house. It is glorious this year, so full of flowers you can hardly see anything else. I wish it could last longer as it takes my breath away.

apple blossoms
apple blossoms
apple blossoms

we can’t forget the little apple tree next door that has the prettiest white blossoms.

apple blossoms

Lettering, Life Book 2015, Lesson 3 with Joanne Sharpe

By on 7-28-2011 in Embroidery, Original photos

This was such a fun lesson I made two. I love working with lettering and love to doodle the alphabet but this lesson was hard for me to do at first until I figured out that I wasn’t relaxed doing it. Once I relaxed I didn’t have any problems. For the water colours I made my own palette using waste water colour paper and applying the colour to that and picking it up from there into my brush. I will never buy another water colour palette again, this worked so well.

Lesson 3, Lettering and water colour

This page is right from the lesson. I love working with water colours. I left the letter on this one blank but I think they look bare and need work. I have to leave them for a couple of days to decide.

Lesson 3, Letter and water colour

I wanted to do an oval piece with my chosen word “Value”, which reminds me to value myself and treat me like I treat others in my life.

Grandma’s Garden Memories

By on 7-28-2011 in Embroidery, Original photos

Grandma’s Garden Memories was created for the Digital Scrapbooking Studio’s birthday bash, week 1 using two of the Pantone autumn colour palette. The blue and green reminded me so much of the morning glories that used to grow on my grandmother’s porch when I was just a toddler. I can still recall the heat of summer, sitting under the shade of the flowers and leaves, hearing the buzz of the bees as they flew in and out and a wonderful, peaceful, secure feeling. So this little kit is all about my grandmother and that day on her porch.

Grandma's Garden Memories
Grandma’s Garden Memories

Blessed and Thankful scrapbook mini kit

By on 7-28-2011 in Embroidery, Original photos

Another challenge over on The Studio, the November colour challenge with Anita of ADB Designs and I created another mini kit. The colour swatches were so spring like and perfect for the photo.

You can get my free mini kit here

Slush Puppieshere Pick it up quickly because it will soon be gone
Lilacs