Monday, November 24, 2014

Documenting the Creative Journey.....

I'm fascinated by the colors here..

Hinkle Creek, fall time...

This Saturday we hiked around Hinkle Creek Nature Park.The creek flows into the American River. It was after a rain so the colors were a little more intense. Nothing like a walk out in nature to get the circulation and inspiration going.
I pieced some muslin scraps together a while ago to have a practice, experiment 'scrap book', to try out stitches and colors. I have added batting and a muslin backing and will get it quilted together. I got this idea from Karen Ruane who keeps such beautiful ledgers full of her ideas with stitch and color and texture. Documenting your creative journey is a good thing.

My muslin "scrap book" of experiments with color and stitch.


  1. The walk must have given you a lot of inspiration! 'Sketching' with needle and thread on fabric is such a good way to display stitches and see how easy (or difficult) it is to depict the scenery from such a walk. You've done a great job.

  2. It is a great idea to have a muslin 'sketch' stitch book to record ideas. Something I've been meaning to do, but haven't as yet.

    1. Thank you, MM, Yes, it is my 'practice page', my warm up page. It's not that it is another project, it is more doodle just
      for me.

  3. I really love the stitched sampler Janie and yes, Nature is treating us to some wonderful colour at the moment.