Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Work'in on it Wednesday - Another Folk-Art Fusion

Well hellooooooooooooo there! How's your week going? Mine is busy and oh so fun! (insert happy bunny dance here)

I completed another one of my Folk-Art Fusion pieces.
Yes, yes, I love bunnies most, but I also love all critters and  even bugs. This piece was inspired by my friend, Lydia, who loves dragonflies. It will be in my Briarside Lane book (out in May, bunny ears crossed) and it's called, "Dragonflies and Dahlia's.


You see down Briarside Lane, dragonflies dance in the dahlia's. Hee,hee,hee.

I also got lots of fun new Valdani 3 Strand Overdyed Floss in our Shop! Check out these colors!
Terracotta Twist !

Darkened Blue!

Raspberry Fizz!
Ripened Plum!

Hop over and take a peek. We've added a bunch of colors.

So what are you working on this week?

xx, Michelle
p.s.  sending light and love to all the people who have suffered through all the tornado's. I can't watch the news without being brought to tears. My heart aches for all of you.

40 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Briarwood Lane is going to be wonderful, Shell! Your new piece with the dragonfly is beautiful. Can't wait to see more!
Happy "Hump" Day...
xoxo
Donna

CHRIS said...

Love your work,that book is going to be fabulous. Me I'm still making Nursery quilts. I have seen the awful tornado's on our news we have floods here. Hugs Chris.

Fiona said...

It's stunning Michelle - I love bugs too and the colours you have in this one are great.... your book is going to be a real art book..
Hugz

Christine M said...

Another beautiful project. I love the dragonflies. Looking forward to seeing your book Shell. Hugs, Christine xx

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Your book is going to be wonderful. I like over dyed floss colors.
Hugs,
Susan

Jessica said...

Love it! The dragonflies are fantastic!

Jade said...

As always, lovely picture and gorgeous colors! Those are some plump-looking dragonflies--the dahlias have been feeding them well. :)

Juicybear said...

what a wondefull project, it really looks great and I love your Valdania floss the colors look really jummy.
Hugs Anneke

Lesley said...

I thought I hated bugs, till I saw yours. Those dragon flies are sensational!

Chris said...

I love this one Michelle!

Faye said...

Hey Michelle~~ I love this piece with the cute dragonfly's ...I am experimenting with wool applique..I wish I had more time to practice...I hope to try a small project soon, but am pondering which one... Love the Valdani colors also....I need to visit your website and see what intices me!!

Good job my friend...Your works are truly inspirational to all of us!

Always, Faye

Christina said...

The dragonfly piece is great. What wonderful colors on the floss. Rasberry Fizz....how much fun is that.

Yes my heart goes out to all the tornado victims as well.

Alicia said...

Love the dragonflies!!!! All your folk art projects are beatiful

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous Shell. Love those dragonflies. Drooling over those Valdani threads. Hmmm think an order might be happening. :) Hugs,

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Michelle, I just love this piece! I especially love the dark background behind the dragonflies and dahlia's. You did a beautiful job! Have a nice day! Twyla

Denise :) said...

Michelle, another darling finish!! I love, love the rich flosses - gorgeous stuff! :)

JCnNC said...

I am so looking forward to Briarside Lane being published. Thank you for giving us all these teasers and I love that you are building up our interest in this book- it is going to be a fabulous. Judy C

tink's mom said...

Wonderful dragonflies. You are one very imaginative lady. Well done.

WoolenSails said...

Love your fun folk art, time for happy and spring pieces. I am finishing a punched rabbit, but have a UFO that I will finish next, a dog in a garden, so lots of birds and bugs.

Debbie

Brenda said...

Your project is beautiful!!! Love the colors.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

This is so cute! So springy!

Patty C. said...

Beautiful colors for the new Valdani

StitchinByTheLake said...

Another beautiful piece Shell - love your color choices! blessings, marlene

SewWhatsNew said...

I love your blog and your quilts. I am a follower and I am collecting your directions for the BOM. I will start them soon. I want to thank you for your nice picture of my quilt "Birding" that was at Mid Atlantic. It made my day.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Stitch in a little bird-bath and you can certify that as a Backyard Habitat!

I have been working on getting BL to help me sew a button on a shirt.

Sherry said...

Your Folk Art Fusion projects are pretty great. Looking forward to your book!

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is so beautiful, the colours are so vibrant!

I'm working on more pencil cases from reclaimed fabric. One more to make then I'll need to think what to do with another stash of reclaimed fabric....

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Hi Michelle,
I just found your blog, and I think I am really going to enjoy it. I'm your newest follower.
I was interested in the picture of the Valdani threads. I noted it says colorfast, and was happy to see that. I have some hand dyed floss and I do remember the tag saying they are not colorfast. I was thinking I can't use this kind of thread in anything but samplers, etc, that probably won't be washed. I'm happy to make this little discovery thanks to you! it's so nice to meet you.
Julie

Lisa said...

I love the use of warm and cool colors! (Do I sound like I know what I'm talking about?)

Jon is deathly afraid of dragonflies. and butterflies. :-x

Natascha said...

I luuvv the dragon flies. I have dragon fly stuff in my house along w/ bunny stuff. :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love your new fusion piece Shell, so inventive, the dragonfly wings look like flower petals! Can't wait for May, I desperately need your new book! And is it fate that Michelle May's new book is coming out in May?! The Valdani colours are wonderful, I especially love the 'Teracotta Twist' and the 'Raspberry Fizz', nummy! I've got a couple of orders to finish up this week and then I HAVE TO get stitching on my Harrington and Hannah BOM, yikes it's almost March 15th and time for the next block! Echoing your thoughts and prayers for those affected by the tornadoes, such a terrible tragedy :O(

Whimsey Creations said...

That is so pretty!

bunnits said...

Dragonflies and Dahlias is a smile maker. Thanks.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Briarwood Lane is going to be gorgeous!! Love this latest design, and LOVE those Valdani colours!
Hugs
Jenny
xxx

Sheila said...

Another great design , love dragonflies so this is wonderful .Congrats on yet another winner!!

Kris said...

Your new design is wonderful, Shell!!! Can't wait for the book to come out!! Kris

Elly D said...

BEAUTEEEEFUL!!! Love it! So very sweet and gorgeous! Bunnyhugs Elly and Bunnies ;)

Jillayne said...

This is a design a beautiful design Shell! I love the colours, and of course, the dragonflys. I think your book is going to be pretty fabulous~~

Sue said...

Gorgeous, love the quilt, is it a pattern, and the bunnies are lovely, I had 1 as a kid called Toby, and my daughter had 2 lop eared bunnies in her teens, Jasper and Floyd.
Have a nice weekend..

Connie said...

This is so neat! I can't wait for your book to come out!