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* * * EXHIBITION * * * Homeland: A Collection of Prairie Threadpaintings by Monika Kinner-Whalen. Kathy Theissen Gallery in Rosthern SK. July & August 2017 Reception 10 am to noon on Saturday, July 15, 2017 Station Arts
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Sept 2 & 3 Vendor - Proutopia
Sept 9 &10 Teaching - Sketch to Stitch / Runs with Scissors Studio
Sept 15 & 16 Vendor - Manitoba Fibre Festival, Red River Exhibition Park

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Monday, 30 September 2013

Stitching a Story

Here's a little project I started over the summer.  I don't think I've told you about it!  I got some wonderful little handmade books from Prairie Peasant (Laura Dyck) in Winnipeg when I met her there.  Shortly after that, I landed a beautiful flower press and book at a local garage sale.  The mind began putting things together!

Book + flowers + needle & thread = oh my!

Oh this makes my heart pitter-patter!  It's so darned cute don't you think!?  : )))
Here are some pages so far...

THIS is fun.  It is quiet.  It is delicate.  I have piles of flowers and lots of blonk books.  Who knows what will happen!?  ; )  I think I am making a very special keepsake.  The books all open accordion style and are tied with a pretty ribbon.  Thank you Laura for the lovely books.

linking to WIP Wednesday @ TN&TN


Patti said...

So very pretty. I have a flower press too...maybe we can squash flowers together sometime. :) The pages are absolutely inspiring.

Bernie said...

I remember you posting about using the flower press in the microwave as I thought -- I wonder how that works. So now I know what you have been doing with them. HM -- this would be an awesome idea for scrapbooking!! Or hand made cards.
Very inspiring.

Lynn ross said...

Monica - your imagination astounds me!! very clever!! you are very inspirational!! keep it up!!

Anonymous said...

i am constantly amazed at all the ideas ricocheting around in that brain of yours! keep on telling us about them!

Annette Schultz said...

I see that you still continue to have fun and amaze us with what you create.
in stitches

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Oh so special, lovely project!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

these are so pretty, and so delicate! I love them

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Just beautiful Monika

Katherine said...


JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your handmade book of pressed flowers is very lovely! I have folders and pages of pressed flowers and I just love accidentally finding a flower that I've pressed in a random book.

PrairiePeasant said...

I love what you've done here Monika! Thanks for making my accordion books happy to be filled with such beauty!

Dahn said...

I LOVE this book. I want to try all of your projects and then I go on Pinterest instead. lol.

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