Picasso has nothing on LLL

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Re: Picasso has nothing on LLL

Post by Horus » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:52 am

You ladies all have hidden talents :up


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Re: Picasso has nothing on LLL

Post by Grandad » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:26 am

Horus wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:52 am
You ladies all have hidden talents :up
I second that H :up Both LLL and RS have shown some excellent works that they have created. :up

How about you mate, any good with a needle and thread? Or are you like me and too heavy handed to even thread a needle? ;) :lol: :lol:
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Re: Picasso has nothing on LLL

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:55 pm

:) :) Whilst complimentary and I do thank you both you guys have to realize though that RS and I are on very different levels. I'm very much a beginner in the world of quilting and I am not really "quilting" per se. I'm simply machine stitching squares together. There is no beauty or patterns to my stitching. What you're getting is just a buzz of colour in random colourfulness.

RS on the other hand is at quite a high skill level of the quality of work that she is producing. Her quilts have actual quilting on them ;) ;) in very lovely patterns that compliment the quilt. I'm merely sewing in a straight line ;) :)

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Re: Picasso has nothing on LLL

Post by Horus » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:44 pm

Yes but you are still very good as for me sewing Grandad, all I can say is that I struggle to sew up Annie's toys
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Re: Picasso has nothing on LLL

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:00 am

This was my latest endeavor when I went to the Metis Women's beading session. Am realizing I can't SEE seed beads. Was still a fun afternoon and the goal was to make 2 earrings - one tapered (apparently I can't count well enough to make the tapers longer) and another earring going straight across.

I did figure out from the last session that I can see dark coloured beads easier than I can see light coloured and clear beads hence the dark green and black.
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Re: Picasso has nothing on LLL

Post by Grandad » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:07 am

Not my style LLL, I prefer studs or hoops :lol: :lol: :lol:
I do however well understand the problems you quote of small beads and colour definition......sounds like you are joining my club ;) ;)
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Re: Picasso has nothing on LLL

Post by Mad Dilys » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:16 pm

And mine - I have cheap magnifying specs all over the house in different strengths +1.5 to + 4.00 on the advice of my eye surgeon. Even got some very elegant sunglasses in different strengths too - macular degeneration doesn't like strong light. All from Amazon of course and very strong in the hinges.
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Re: Picasso has nothing on LLL

Post by Mad Dilys » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:23 pm

PS I wear the magnifying lenses over my normal glasses because they have prisms in, otherwise my eyes act independently - yes I know it's weird.
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Re: Picasso has nothing on LLL

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:19 pm

When you go for the afternoon the ladies running the event have already pre-bagged the beads and so just go around the table and hand them out. My first beading I got clear and light pink and heavens alive I could NOT see those beads at all. This time I explained I had to have dark coloured beads and no problem getting them (just had to ask).

I did find the long tube beads aka bugle beads easier to work with as slightly larger and easier to actually hold onto.

Because of the strong First Nations or Aboriginal or Indigenous (it is hard to stay PC when the terms keep changing) influence bead earrings/necklaces/bracelets are everywhere. Some are super intricate and complex and must take hours to make. All are beautiful.

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Re: Picasso has nothing on LLL

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:09 pm

The oldest daughter has wanted a WHITE quilt. I've tried to explain to her that I can't really make a white quilt - I could but am not going to make a solid white quilt so she finally was ok that I make her one all in shades of grey. Finding fabric in all shades of grey and not looking like a wrung out dishrag became the next challenge.

Finally found a bunch of pre-cut fabric all in patterns of light white & grey. Sewed them together yesterday in as simple a pattern as I could thing of for her but it is (to me) very bland and I'm not overly thrilled with the fabric patterns either.

AND since it has taken me a long time to even get this far with making this she has since gotten rid of her twin bed and now has a Queen size so this won't even fit the bed and will be relegated to just a spare blanket soooooo I've lost further interest in really putting lots of effort into it but will finish it and get it to her.

This was my effort yesterday and is only the quilt top (not yet layered together)
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