Monday, March 10, 2008

Feeling Better,Stitching More, & Updates

Debs jewelry: See more down page....:] Dancing Dragon, Queen Bee, Lava & Red Jasper, and Crystal Peony...earrings to match all & others above
Finally, an update on my Cirque des Cercles! Using DH's camera, I finally got a picture to pick up the latest stitching. Though, I haven't been able to pick this one up for 3 weeks since the buggs I've been fighting! Can't wait to get back to it. I love working on it. Harmien, here's your little Voodoo Girl/McGoblin coming right along. I've actually added more to her since this pic., but it was such a good pic. I couldn't help using it! She's very near completion, and now I'm going to be faced with that dreaded "F" word....finishing!! :[ I hope I don't ruin her! The scissors fob is another gift from my sweet friend, Nicole, and I've added the big bead in lieu of a needlethreader. I handmade the silly little pincushion, and I just love the thread laying tool....so had to show you that. HAED RR progress 3 wks ago....
HAED RR now. This is called "Autumn Splendor." You can find her on the Heaven and Earth website. Please excuse the shadowy head in the pics!! :p This one has been very slow-going...lots of confetti stitching!
This is finally a picture of my first Bride's Tree Ornament 2008. This one is for January, represents a house/home. I'm making them for my son, Jason, and his family. So, I chose this to represent Jas and his ice-skating in NH. He started skating when he was about 5 yrs. old, and was in the little Dartmouth Hockey League! LOL We lived in a Yankee Barn house (those of you in NH and VT know exactly what that is...), so I changed the colors of the PS "Buttonup" chart to the colors of our "barnhouse."

Last week, when I was fighting a relapse of the cruddy bugg...I decided to fight back with jewelry-making. Not very good pics of: LtoR: Midnight Plum, Dancing Dragon and Queen Bee. Midnight Plum has interesting dark fushia/plum spikey pearls, svars. crystals in fushia, light lavender tiny pearls, white/tarnished silver&glass beads, black heavy stone beads, etc. I like it alot.

Dancing Dragon is named after the piece of costume jewelry I've had for a while that I want to wear with it. It's actually a fantasy piece of a lizard with flowers and charms hanging from it...and was meant for a fairyland. So, I've made it a fairy dragon. Lots of different, real pearls and crystals in this one...also glass leaf shaped pieces, and some irregular pearl discs (manmade), and I loved adding the small pink glass "teardrops."

Queen Bee has an abundance of small cultured pearls in pastel lavender/mauve, cream colored larger-irregular pearls, and 3 pricey pearls in shades of lavender blue that I've collected over time. Obviously, the Queen Bee has the smallest of lavender pearls in her clutches...but the others are there for her taking. This is a special necklace with those 3 gorgeous pearls!

Crystal Peony is made up of those coral colored semi-precious gems. I can't remember now what they are! I've mixed them up with white crystals, actual pale coral discs and some small pearls, but I love how they stand alone in glorious color. And, I particularly love the shapes of the pieces.

Lava & Red Jasper is a chunky but light-weight necklace for the fun of it...and because it's exotic. The lava discs were pretty expensive ($80 for the strand!), so I wanted them to sort of stand alone. I added the red jasper because it was a strong enough color and weight to pair with the lava and gave the feel of the fire of a volcano, too. Then, for mystique...the hammered silver dangle, and the twisted silver earrings. Too bad the red jasper doesn't show up in the picture...

There are 3 more necklaces I couldn't fit in the pictures. So, another time...


I'm still reading "Monsters of Templeton." Can't say enough good things about it. It's a great read, lots of symbolism for those of us who love that, and also an easy but interesting storyline. Digging up old family history can really be astounding...and a clue into who we are in the present, it seems! Takes place in a small town in upstate NY.




Must say bye for now. The curtain just came down on me...tired.... I'm missing stitching more and faster. I seem to be slow, and to fall asleep in the middle of it. Even my little Clara doggie has gotten more sleep than she can deal with!! LOL I've been daydreaming about a new hair style when I feel up to it, but not sure what. I'm in the mood for change! Think this means Spring is in the air!! Again, I thank all of you who are thinking of me and wishing me good health. It's helped! Hugs, Deb

14 comments:

xstitch.nl said...

I love the She-Doll!!!! The fabric you're using is gorgeous!!! The ornament for Jason is so sweet!! And the story makes it such a precious piece!
Wow, I didn't know you were such a multi-talented lady... jewelry making as well!! They are all so different and beautiful!
Hope you'll soon feel 100%!!!

Barbara said...

Wow, Deb, you've been very busy in spite of being so ill. I'm really sorry you've not been basking in good health - I hope that's going to change. Sending hugs and healthy wishes.

Solstitches said...

Such gorgeous jewelry!
I love your Cirque des Circles WIP. It is just stunning.
Sweet little ice skater too :)

Nicole said...

Yeah!! I'm so glad you are feeling better! I was worried about you! All your stitching and your beading is gorgeous! I like the bead you added to the threader. It looks great! :) Hope to see you soon!!

tkdchick said...

All of your WIPs are looking wonderful!

Miokka said...

I'm sorry you have been "buggy"! Hope you are feeling 100% soon. Been off line with puter problems. our stitching and jeweling are beautiful.
Hope to see you soon, Save the first Sunday in april for stitching. More info to come....
xoxo
~~Martha~~

Itching To Stitch said...

My, you have been one busy girl. You've been ill and have gotten all this done? You're amazing ;)

Carol said...

What a bunch of pretties! Your CdC sure pops with those colors!!

Stephanie said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been well Deb - hope you're on the mend! Love your little voodoo doll, this is such a unique design :) I'm sure you'll do a brilliant job of finishing her.

Kathy A. said...

Glad to hear you are starting to feel better. And still busy hands - You are amazing!!! CdC is looking beautiful.

Sally said...

I'm so happy to see you back, Deb, and I hope you continue to feel better day by day.

Love our progress on CdC. The colours you are using are just gorgeous and I love the fabric.

The Voodoo doll is looking good. I am sure you will do just fine with the finishing:)

Your HAED RR is coming along well.

Lody said...

all your jewelries are lovely!:)

shakatak66 said...

Glad to hear you're perking up again! CdC is looking positively stunning ... and I have to say I adore your laying tool, I've never seen anything like it before, it's great! :D

Michelle said...

So many beautiful things in this post! I love love love the jewelry you made - it's gorgeous!! What a talent you have!