Saturday, January 9, 2016

New Projects for a New Year!

"Hello & Happy New Year to all of you!

   There is a lot happening in the Workroom this year, and I'll be on the road quite a bit hoping to meet some of you!

   One of the tasks I have given myself for this year, is to come up with an alternative project each month using the patterns from the book. These I will share with you monthly in this blog . It has turned out to be a great exercise for me as I continue to learn and develop my style.

   There will be more announcements throughout the year, and I will soon have my workshop schedule posted on my website.

January Wool Applique Reshaped Project:

Book: Wool Applique Folk Art
Project Pattern Pieces: "Shades of Earth"
                                 " Housing for Papers"

    These hurricane candle holders are wrapped in a wooly that is a reshaping of 2 of the projects in the book. By cutting the 2 different sized stars from "Shades of Earth" in half, it creates a snowflake effect. I also built the trees out of the leaves in "Housing for Papers". By placing the leaves downward it gives a coniferous look.

   The length of your wooly will depend upon the size of your candle holder. I purchased mine from Michaels and is approx. 19" around. To finish off the top, I simply trimmed the wool with heavy-duty pinking shears.

To attach the wooly to the glass holder, I just did a simple cross stitch down the back.


  1. Rebekah, I love the idea of alternate projects to make from your book! Looking forward to all the new posts.

  2. They are so pretty! Thank you for sharing your fabulous talent so generously!

  3. Your designs are SIMPLY beautiful! I'm working on "Her Work" book cover right now.

  4. So sweet.
    A new project each month ~ how wonderful and generous of you. Thank you.
    Hugs :)

  5. I love these projects- the challenge for yourself, and the resulting new pieces for us! Thanks so much, your work is beautiful.

  6. Love these...thank you for the extra project idea!

  7. Oh so lovely! Thank you for sharing :)
    Blessings, Patti

  8. Simply wonderful. I'm gonna do it. Thanks so much.

  9. Thank you so much. You will make this a fun and wooly year.

  10. Just perfect for the winter season! Thanks for showing us what else can be done with your designs!

  11. These are so lovely Rebekah. This is wonderful of you to do.

    hugs, doreen

  12. just simply beautiful Rebekah ~ love to take in your colors & stitches my friend!

  13. I like the finishing touch....using cross stitches on the seam,

  14. These new projects are wonderful. Thank you for sharing more of your great ideas. LOVE your book !

  15. Your book is fabulous, makes me want to start on every project. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. BelleStar