Today I discovered the applique designs of Deborah Kemball, and fell in love. Seeing her work affected me the same way that a Van Gogh painting affected me the first time I saw it. There was color and texture and something undefinable that spoke to me at a gut level. I just couldn’t stop looking at it. It opened up new possibilities and made me want to create my own work.
In the past few months I’ve taken up quilting again after years and years, and I’m really enjoying it. At my last quilt meeting I was strongly attracted to the applique work of another quilter in our group. The applique technique spoke to me as I watched her work on a needle-turn piece, and then today when I came across Deborah Kemball’s art I knew I was completely hooked! The design possibilities of combining cross stitch, embroidery, beading, quilting, and now applique are very exciting.
The header picture is a wee snippet of Kemball’s work! Isn’t it beautiful?! Go to her website to see for yourself: deborahkemball.com
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time goes! Thinking about posting is as close as I’ve gotten lately. In the last months I’ve been involved in some fascinating health research,
read a zillion books, taken up quilting, found out a bunch of things about my ancestry, started taking Standard Process and MediHerb whole
food supplements thanks to my Hubby, designed a few samplers (which I’ll post
soon eventually), and changed over to a mostly raw or lightly steamed diet
with lots of fresh juicing. Whew! Where did the time go? The problem with getting more energy is that I try to do even more things in an already packed week. So it can’t be Friday cause I haven’t finished Tuesday yet!
“We wanted a President that listens to all Americans …
now we have one.” ~ Jay Leno ~
A small sampler packed with special stitches, under my copyright and released for your personal, non-commercial use only. Uses Sullivan Floss or DMC 3713, 761, 760 & 3761 or Au Ver A Soie 1011/1012, 1013/2931, 2932/2943 & 1722.
A small sampler with a big message … free for your personal use only and under my copyright.
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