Sunday, September 25, 2016

- Run, run, run

Retrospective (9/30)

Patch #268 5K Flyer


Patch #269 Pride of Wentzville


Original Post

It's really fun having two grandsons about the same age (4 and almost-4). This weekend J played his first t-ball game ...


and G ran his first 5K (with his mom) ...


Looks like a yellow memory patch (or two) is in order.

In the meantime, I completed another row of checkered patches ...


although I'm woefully behind on September's patches. No worries, I spent today playing with tea bags for my Deb Sposa assignment. One sea shell version done with Inktense pencils ...


and one done on a tea bag that was nested in red onion skins as it dried ...


Both were "filled" with a layer of tea-dyed flannel. And I'm still learning what works: how much stitch the tea bags can take (a lot, it turns out, including taking stitches out), and which stitches best accomplish the ridges I'm after on the shells ...


Stacked running stitch wins over backstitch ...


but you probably knew that.

6 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

love seeing all the patches together, always, how amazingly they grow
in beauty
and the tea bag work...inktense...LOVE watching this....

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Grace ... my first large cloth is becoming whatever it will be. Likewise, I'm enjoying watching you work on yours.

Mo Crow said...

that last photo is beautiful!

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Mo ... it feels pretty good to my fingers, too

Birgit Olann said...

Tea bags!? Beautyful and amazing, too. Such softness and such strength.

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you Birgit ... this has been a fun exploration