Friday, October 08, 2010
Thursday, October 07, 2010
They are gone now.
Mostly due to being made of licorice.
This is what happens when I take phone calls in the middle of working, I fiddle with what is around me and make a little tableau, which got photographed this time.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Should I do some book reviews? I've toyed with the idea and guess that it might be worth a try.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
I'm a wanna-be beader, mostly I buy beads, and use them by sewing them onto my quilts. I finally read the magazines and books I've been collecting and actually bought some of the tools I needed to make some jewelry for myself. Boy do these ever make a big difference. Wish I had bought them back when I first started trying to make stuff. Yes, the right tools really do make the job easier.
Buying all the components from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads big selection, and then putting them together is pretty easy for a beginner like me. I liked the expressions on these probably supposed to be Buddha faces.
Two pairs of moonstone earrings, haven't decided which are my favorite, but I'm enjoying wearing them and nothing has fallen apart yet.
Monday, October 04, 2010
The accumulation of interesting fabric items continues thanks to my friends in CQFA! How about these mini zippers? (Note the heart charms on a couple of them).
FabMo, and I find myself wondering for what real-world decorating applications one would use these weird, yet cool fabrics. Zebra-striped padded vinyl, hmmm, I guess you could cover a padded bench or bar stools. Guess I should check out some home decorating magazines if I really want to know!
What will all these end up being? Besides part of my stash? Who knows....stay tuned.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
I got to attend a really fun workshop at CQFA last meeting, led by one of our member's Sonja Jeter. She was helping us learn about working in a series. First we water color painted white index cards with colors representing our feelings.
We also did a blind contour drawing of a simple bird shape, filling a page. Then we selected a few we really liked the best (those are circled). We traced those on tracing paper.
Saturday, October 02, 2010
ATC's I acquired in trade at the last CQFA meeting. Aren't these fun? I love the sense of discovery every time we do this swap, we never know what everyone will come up with. Always a surprise.
First is one from Bron McInerney, this one just cracked me up. I think she said the person was from a singing group she liked as a child. I really liked how she stitched the body, along with the numbered stripe.
Next is one from Caroline Ogg, you can't see it but the kitty picture is a lenticular so it changes as you move it.
CQFA meeting coming up in early November, hmmmm, what to do this time?
Friday, October 01, 2010
What a thrill and surprise to receive in the mail this scholarly international journal, Proverbium. It is the yearbook of international proverb scholarship published by the University of Vermont.A while ago, the author of the article my quilt is in, Marsha MacDowell , contacted me to see if she could use the image of my quilt and my artist statement from the quilt challenge I participated in a long time ago. The Proverbial Quilt Challenge has some really excellent and creative quilts, you should check them out.