Monday, January 25, 2016

T Stand For Tea Journal and More Quilt

Hi everyone! After snowing all day Saturday, we accumulated about 7-8" of snow. I know that anyone south of us got much, much more. Our daughter works in New York City and they have over 18" of snow. I hate to think of the poor people further south! If there is a bright spot, much as already melted and with temperatures forecast for 45 to 48 degrees tomorrow, hopefully much more will melt. There was a beautiful sunset though....
We were well prepared and since we did not need to go anywhere, I had lots of time to play with my art supplies. I did a page in my altered tea quote book that I am sharing with Elizabeth for T Stands For Tuesday--a weekly link up where we share what we are doing and something drink related.

I drew the silhouette of me holding my cup and painted in onto the page. Since this also fits TIOT's current theme of silhouette I'm linking there, too. I covered the right side of the page with some paper towel scraps I had hanging out on my desk. I gave the embossed hearts a little color and added a quote, "There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life". As for my quilting progress....
I have started to do the stitching on the white square. It will be filled with the lyrics to our wedding song which was "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis--big surprise, huh?! Anyway, I'm using variegated thread--a different but complimentary one to what I used before. Each letter has to be entered on the sewing machine one at a time, so it is pretty slow going. When I am all finished, I will clip all the connecting stitches and threads and show you again. It will be much easier to read.

Lastly, I needed a new project while watching TV at night, so I started a scarf with a herringbone pattern. I chose black and red instead of the more common black and white.

It will take me awhile since you change color every row, but so far I am enjoying making it.

Hope you are all safe if you were in the path of the snowstorm! Happy T Day and thank you for stopping by!


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Everything about this post says you are a multi-talented artist, whose beading is just the tip of the iceberg. I really LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that coffee cup in your hand. What a fantastic silhouette. And the hearts are lovely, and are probably shown at about the right time.

OK, I have patience, but NOT that much patience. I hate threading my needle, and it sounds like you have a fancy machine that does more than just sew forward and backward. I can't believe how much time you have taken with that one square.

Speaking of patience, looks like you have patience to change thread colors, too. So glad you are sharing all these fun things you are doing, because I am in total awe of your skills.

Thanks for sharing your snow shot and your lovely and diverse art with us for T this week. Hope you don't get more snow.

Karla B said...

Ah beautiful it is!Although it is summer here it's been raining heavily the past weeks.So most people stay indoors.I have never seen such a thing in my life.
Love your silhouette pages!Gorgeous!And your quil and scarf will be adorable when they get ready.Happy T stands for Tuesday:)

Krisha said...

I LOVE the painting of your hand holding your coffee!!

I can't believe you have to enter each letter of each word to the song........OMGosh! I would be to old to read it if I had to do all that, LOL, but I know it will be beautiful when your finished. I do love that song.

Beautiful sunset to finish the day. Glad to hear you weren't hit to awfully hard by the snow storm.
Happy T-day

Dianne said...

wow, really wonderful art and projects! love them all, so impressed that you are embroidering that song with your sewing machine...and making the scarf, and the journaling! you've been busy...!! happy T day! ;)

Valerie-Jael said...

You have been busy. Love all your makes - the art journaling, knitting etc, and as for embroidering that song - well, fantastic. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie .

johanna said...

wow, i can understand that this spelling Needs a lot of time. and the clipping of the thread between the words... but it will be worth it!

i had to grin: i also Need to have something in my Hands watching tv, otherwise i fall asleep very soon!

happy t-day!

My name is Erika. said...

That scarf is going to be pretty to wear. And I can't wait to see the finished quilt. Do you have aan embroidery machine to do that stitching?

Darla said...

Snow or not, it looks like you are keeping busy this winter. Of course my eyes lit up as I spotted the knitting. I'm looking for a new project but not sure I have the patience (or skills) to change color that often.

Linda Kunsman said...

Glad the snow wasn't so bad in your area-we were blasted with it! The lettering on your quilt piece is just amazing and I can't imagine the tedious work involved. Wonderful journal spread, and that is a nice warm looking scarf too. Happy T day!

jinxxxygirl said...

You have been busy during the snowstorm! Love that drawing of your hand holding the coffee cup. :) Happy happy Tday! Hugs! deb

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Amazing creative art here this!
Happy T-Day Debbie!

~*~Patty S said...

What a lot of excitement with the east coast blizzard.
You're creating some wonderful things.
Your silhouette pages are lovely and so is your scarf.
Stitching your wedding song is fabulous Debbie...worth every letter.
What a treasure your quilt is going to be!!!
Glad you're safe.
Your sunset photo is so pretty.

Flowermouse Design ❀ Lone said...

First of all, I am happy you are safe and having warmer weather!!! A great idea to paint your hand with the teacup. So lovely to have a quote on the fabric - at what a patience you have to make it with one letter at the time. Good to see you are crocheting!!!

voodoo vixen said...

Snow... lovely to look at when it is laying all pristeen and sparkly but it does make life so dfficult to get anywhere and do anything, Hope yours has melted away in the sunshine. OMGee... love that quilt square with the lyrics sewn on it... I am suitably impressed with your patience and abilities! Great page with the mug silhouette. Happy T Tuesday to you! Annette

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Wow! The snow certainly did give you time to play! I love the sunset photo! Your quilt looks very complicated as does the scarf but both so fabulous! You are clearly a talented lady! I love, love, love your silhouette and so pleased you linked to Try it On Tuesday! Hoping you get some warmer weather now! Hugs, Chrisx

Janet said...

You are very busy! I like the silhouette mug art. Your scarf is beautiful...I love to crochet in the evenings, too.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I forgot to mention:
Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday Deb!

Rita said...

Wow! Busy! Busy!
Your snow won't last long with those temps.
Happy T-Day! :)

Lisca Meijer said...

Great journal page! I love the orange color.
The scarf looks lovely. A beautiful stitch. But I really really love those machine stitched letters. That's a lot of work, but the result is stunning. Well done you!

Have a good week,

Margik said...

A great journal page! Love the fantastic mug silhouette.
I like your scarf!
Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey Deb! Thanks for explaining what UFO meant! LOL! Took me the longest time to even understand what LOL meant! LOL! I am so happy you weren't hit hard with the snow! Like I said, we were watching it on tv. It is amazing, usually after a bad storm, it warms up. I don't want to jinx us, but I really don't think we will be getting much more. I am kind of hoping we do, though! LOL! I like when things are quiet!
The silhouette of you holding your cup is really cool! Your wedding song stitched on the square is so beautiful! So touching! You are such a romantic! I love it! And, speaking of love, love that scarf!! Big Hugs!