Sunday, August 30, 2009

Helen Stubbings Rocks!!

Last year I signed up for a workshop with Helen Stubbings....it was to be in March this year but was postponed......until this weekend! I left yesterday morning for the two hour drive with the weather threatening rain.....and not a lot of traffic on the road........making for an easy drive..........

.....and the workshop was just what I needed to kickstart my mojo.....!! (I dragged her kicking and screaming back from wherever she has been partying with other lost mojo's........!! )

Thank you Helen!

Helen had three projects for us..............two involved her Colourque technique and there was an applique project that I didn't get to try............I was too busy colouring in!

By the end of day one this:

...............looked like this - all ready to stitch........

The Prince surprised me last night by driving up to have dinner with me!.....I think he thought that the ute may be needed to take my purchases back given that Tricia is having her closing down sale......but I have been very restrained......although I am going back to the shop in the morning before I drive home.......I need a couple of DMC threads....does that sound like a plausible excuse??? I thought so..........!

Late yesterday I finished the free motion "drawing" with black thread on white for the next project............I can't lay claim to the original drawing which was done by Helen.....but I did the free motion stitching which has probably changed the drawing quite a bit (and not for the better!!) LOL.......

This morning I started with this:

and a tin of 72 Derwent Inktense pencils........

............and ended up with this:

I was pleased with the piece overall.....more work on the yellow flower perhaps.....but not too bad......the pencils are easy to work with and I love the intensity of the colour.....wonder if that is how they got their name....do you think!?????!! ....now for some "intense" quilting and it is done....!

'til next time....................Lorraine

16 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

wow that looks like fun........thank goodness the mojo is back............i always liked colouring in as a kid.........

Jeanette said...

Looks like you have been hving lots of fun. Glad your mojo is back. Wish mine would find it's way back home. :) Hugs, Jeanette

Karen said...

Questions please. It looks like you are using colored pencils in the first photo. Then you mention Inktense further down. Were you using two different products? I have to assume that Inktense would be able to go through a washing without bleeding?

Pat said...

Great job! I love them. It looks likee a lot of fun.

loulee said...

Oooh! Lovely. Welcome home Mojo.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Well done Loz!! They look great! How exciting to use a new medium!!

Amanda said...

Wow your colouring in looks great. Glad to see the mojo has made a return. Sometime you just need a spark to get it going again. I sewed for most of yesterday afternoon working on a special project and I am almost happy with the results.

Dawn said...

That's looks so good... well done to you, how wonderful of 'Prince' to share dinner with his special 'Princess'...Glad you found your mojo.
Hugs Dawn x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work. Glad you're back with that infectious enthusiasm. You have a wonderful husband. How sweet is he to surprise you. xx Sue mumm24boys@hotmail.com

Lynda said...

Your sewing and colouring in look fantastic! What a great workshop. A uteload of goodies heading back home huh? What a sensible man the Prince is.

Colleen said...

So glad you have your mojo back :o) Love your project!

Vivian said...

You've obviously had a great time at the workshop. Looks like great fun.
Congrat's on the return of Mr/Ms Mojo.

Granny Lyn said...

Oh, how cool is that? it looks like so much fun! Something I could do with the granddaughters? hmmmmm...

Leanne said...

That looks like fun always good to learn something new. Unlike chookyblue I wasn't much of a colourer at school.

Joy said...

Wow Lorraine what a fun workshop!!! Love your stitchy drawing, and how great to be able to do some colouring in, it's like being a kid again :o)!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Sounds as if you had a great time, I have a small tin of those pencils but haven't tried them yet, now I might have to, it looks kind of easy.