My sewing table area
I didn't even take a picture of the set of rolling drawers I have full of swap blocks, more fabric, and stuff! Stay tuned. :o)
This postcard also arrived from a swap on Art We Mail. It was made by the very talented Lynn who is the administrator for our group. Lynn has recently been doing lots of machine embroidery on her cards and is making me wish for an embroidery machine. The pink ribbon is the perfect touch to these slippers doncha think? The quote is one I love and when I thanked her for the card I told her I love to dance and I don't care if anyone watches or not! I guess that sentiment comes with getting older and being comfortable with ones self. :o)
Go out and do something just for yourself today and do a little dance as if no one is watching!
Whew! I managed to get both of the boys back to college today. I loved having them both at home for Thanksgiving. I made sure to stop at the grocery store and stock them up on those oh so nutritional items like Pop Tarts, Peanut Butter, and sodas. :o)
I stopped at a grocery store at the last minute to pick up some milk for the son who is at NC State and saw these bracelets near the checkout. I thought they were really neat. Now, I will not be wearing it as a bracelet. I saw it as some really cool beads to use on postcards! LOL I have already planned a postcard in browns and naturals with a cup of coffee and a few of these coffee bean beads scattered around. Amazing where you can find inspiration.
Oh, and if you sniff really close to it you can even smell the coffee.
I did a little manipulating (okay a lot of manipulating) with my photo editing program and printed the picture onto fabric. A little stitching and a bead (the bead doesn't show so well in the photo but it is black faceted and really sparkles) and here you are - MUSIC!
I completed this one for a swap on Fabric in Altered Art. It is 6" square. The little present was made by wrapping a piece of peltex and tying on the bow then sewing it to the quiltie so it is more dimensional. The fur on Santa's boots is eyelash yarn, details were added to the puppy using gel and pigma pens, then I added lots of beads for the snow and finally a paw print stamp in silver. I made a postcard using this same theme last year and I liked it so much I decided to use it for this exchange.
Next on the agenda: Giving some of these a try with my own little twist. Aren't they cute? This project was one of the features in the Nov/Dec issue of Cloth Paper Scissors.
Have a great Sunday everyone!
Yes, it is finished. (Well except for a bit of hand stitching on the back.) I did learn a lot while making this little quilt. It measures 9"x12" without the beaded fringe. I think it does give you the impression that the topmost leaves are the farthest away and that is what this little quilt was about - perspective. I have already started on my next little quilt and it will have a winter theme. Oh, here's a close up if you want to see a bit more detail.
It has been raining almost all day. We do need it so badly. I even turned the heat on today as the temperature has dropped considerably as well.