Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Official Portrait of Bernie and her colorful friends

Bernie, the official portrait.
I made another stencil book yesterday with the intention of sewing it on the machine. The background above is a left over scrap of the book. Well, I think I pushed my little Bernie to a point she wouldn't go---but what I did was rather stupid come to think of it but it didn't hurt her. She is a tough little thing. This top image was ---well, just sewn on to see what it would look like. I had written the quote the other day on a scrap. Looks ok.... I wouldn't frame it or anything but it's kinda interesting. It might look like it was just stuck on there with no cohesiveness or integration. So here is my new motto---"just because I can stitch it on doesn't mean that I should! "

 I will take some pictures and blog the stencil book tomorrow.
Here are the scraps left from the Random Rag book from yesterday. It's small and here are just a few of the pages.
This  is my favorite one. I think that I will save all my calligraphy scraps and even make some more to sew in books. 

...some little acrylic flowers in the pocket...not sewn shut this time...
Bernie and I are becoming fast friends. She has adapted to her new home quite well. 


6 comments:

Sharon said...

You have no idea what you are doing to me. I'm at the office and when I see such inspiration (and not at home to play ART) it give me Art Anxiety Attacks. I feel it in my chest. These little books are so fabulous. No wonder you wanted a new Bernie

Sherry said...

So glad to see you are feeding Bernie some of the best thread on the market. She will live a long adn healthy life this way. I got another one yesterday. Yes, I have a sickness.

Sue Krei said...

Martha.....another really cute, cute book. You are full of such wonderful ideas!! Love your new maching and what it does!!! Might have to drag mine out too!!! I just have a SEARS.....booohooo!!!! LOL!! But it does do fancy stitching......

jgr said...

Oh! Your books are lovely. You are making me jealous, but: I have signed up for your CalligraFUN and I can't wait!

Julie Bagamary said...

CUTE - CUTE - CUTE! Martha, a walking foot would probaby help stitching through thick items.

lori vliegen said...

you can never go wrong with a great friend named bernie!! so glad you gals are having a good time together....you seem to be taking to one another quite well!! i LOVE your new books....we're definitely gonna have to get together SOON!! although, i hope that bernie doesn't mind my "brother" (he's not very sophisticated). hug, hug....

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