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Thorn dreml Pin Cushions

Note: all thorn dremls are eager to work, however, it turned out that the shaggy ones were not well suited to pin cushion duty... you can't see the pins. The little blue guy, hrman, does fairly well. He is made of denim, which is a bit stiff for my needlepoint needles, but as you can see, he tries real hard.

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Recent Needlepoint Projects

Orcas

This was the first project after a more than 35 year hiatus from needlepointing. It was like starting all over. All local needlepoint stores had closed and I ended up trying to find and use knitting yarns, which worked with careful selection but were less than idea, not being made for this purposel. By midway through the project I discovered a good needlepoint store a couple of towns north of Seattle, and another way east of Seatlle, plus getting connected with some internet sources. I did finish this project with the "make do" supplies, though. It didn't come out too bad.

Blue Daisies

This was the next project, on which the stitching has just been finished last night. It is 14" x 14" on 10 count canvas, so ended up being just under 15,000 stitches. It took roughly a month, including drawing out out the canvas. As you see it now, it needs soaking, blocking and framing. I originally planned it as a pillow.

Sailing Ship

This sailing ship was entirely my own design and was done approx. 1980. It's one of the best works I did back then.

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Stairway to Spring Quilt Finished

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Star of Treadleonia Quilt

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Floating Blocks or Shadow Quilt

 


"Mockery"

Mockery is a Rokkaku kite I built nearly 20 years ago. It was very large, 12 1/2' x 7 1/2'. I found that I was no longer able to handle a kite that size, so cut the skin down to 6' x 5'. Here is a pic of the kite aloft.

This shot was telephotoed in from about 200'. The grey sky is almost like a studio backdrop!


 

 


 

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