Needlework Tuesday is a regular weekly post where I share the progress of my various needlework projects over the past week. I enjoy the encouragement that I receive from my readers and in return visit their blogs and cheer them on with theirs. You are welcome to grab the cute little mouse and create your own Needlework Tuesday post. Leave a comment with a link and I'll be sure to visit with you.
Before I get to this week's needlework, I wanted to share a different craft, cupcake decorating. It didn't involve needles, but I did pull threads of frosting. Visit this link for the hair styled cupcakes that my son, his girlfriend and I created.
Deanna at Wedding Dress Blue has just started one called Super Stars Quilt Along. She will be posting step 2 tomorrow.
Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville frequently has mysteries which are proving to be very popular. I haven't sewn any of them, but my mother has and she finds them fun. Scroll down the page and way down, on the left you'll find links to some mysteries.
Now for something completely different. Zentangles. Let me say this first, you don't have to be an artist to do this, you do need to be able to hold a pen and to draw a line. That's it.
I discovered Zentangles over a year ago and was fascinated, but a bit intimidated, so I didn't try them. When my father was in his last weeks, I needed something to do that would totally distract me. I found a Zentangle page, got an old sketch book, and started drawing lines. I was so absorbed, that hours would pass in the evening. After dad passed, I showed my mom and got her started. It was fun watching her with a thick green marker drawing her lines. She used any scarp of paper she could find until I brought her a sketch book.
This past week, we both took a class with Brenda Shaver at Creative Sisters quilt shop in Kitchener. I thought it was a bit expensive, but signed up any way. I wanted to learn those things that never quite seem to be covered in an online site. We got to work right away and I soon realized that the cost of the class was a real bargain. I gained so much from being there.
This full page tangle is one that I have been working on for quite a while. Each time I learn a new tangle, I add a section here. Slowly it is filling in. This page is about 8 x 11 inches.
If you would like to take a class with a CZT (certified Zentangle Teacher), check this list to see who is nearby. It is well worth the drive if your teacher is a distance away, or get a group together and see if the teacher will come to you.
Have you tried Zentangles? What did you think?
Rikki at Rikki's Teleidoscope has posted some terrific photos of Guerilla Crocheting.