Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lighthouse Covers

     These are the covers I've been designing and creating for the hand bound Lighthouse books.  Years in the making and through a number of "cursed" set backs I believe I've finely caught the feel for the story.  Also, I think I'm finally happy with the product...sort of.  The perfectionist in me always sees improvements, but I have to admit these turned out lovely.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I have started a number of "big guns" type projects.  Binding a 1000 page book, making a temple alter cloth (see picture), learning to smock, and gearing up for planting season.  Oh, and lets not forget that I'm unofficially officially in charge of the Colorado family reunion; at which I'll be teaching tatting and pattern drafting. *blink*  What have I got myself into?

I'm also trying to finish up the 300-400 "pin pillows" that I sort of became in charge of for the lace convention next year.

To that end I've been cleaning and tossing and sorting and cleaning my studio.  I really hope I have the room now, but I'm sure it'll fill right back up and I'll have to do it all over again in a few months.

Here is the motif I've settles on.  I really like the holly leaf image it makes in the center; just hope the cloth they put under it is a darker color; I'm getting really sick of cream/yellow themed temples.  
Hope it works.