Tuesday, August 30, 2011

flash card fun

Irene came and left....I did great. The power was lost for a few hours and I used the last bit of day light to make some flash card art. I sanded the cards as it got dark.

The next day the fun began as I added color and stamped images.
I plan to make my business cards with these.

My handy hanging dryer came from IKEA.

I hope everyone is safe and dry now.
We had the weather trifecta here....

Have an artful week!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


This was the beautiful sunset from last night here in lower Delaware. The calm before the storm.
I have been getting some sew time in on a new quilt before we lose power. Rain and winds are picking up.
This may be my last post for a while if we lose power for days. There are also tornado watches....I thought I had left those behind in Oklahoma.

StaY saFe!

Friday, August 26, 2011

random friday

I forgot to get back to you with the artist of the paper from my last post. This is another page of her art. She is Donna Estabrooks and the papers are from the Colorful Life stack by DCWV.
I printed this on fabric then cut pieces up and rearranged and stitched them. I am going to add some more to it. It's the back page of the fabric journal.

Well, we are supposed to evacuate the area and I, along with friends and neighbors have decided to ride out the hurricane at home. DH is keeping an eye on the weather and giving me updates as they happen. I don't want to leave my kitties and they seem to know that something is up.
Keep your fingers crossed for me!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

weather or not

It seems that I have traded the heat and tornadoes of Oklahoma for earthquakes and hurricanes.
I was in a store yesterday when everything hanging on the wall started to jiggle and clink. I looked up and the aisle signs were swaying back and forth. I looked at the sales clerk and asked her why was everything moving? Then a man ran up another aisle and yelled "what's going on?"

a little beach quilt for August.

So now we are preparing for a possible hit from Irene. They are predicting heavy rains and 100 mph winds.
I was supposed to go to the Oriole's game for my grandson's birthday....we'll see.

StaY SaFe!

Monday, August 22, 2011

journal update

Our little art group met again and we worked some more on our fabric journals.

This is a memorial page for one of my favorite cats from the past...Chet.

Added a pic of my Mom when she was very young.

I haven't found the photo yet for this page. I copied an art paper from....I forgot the name of the company....I will print it tomorrow along with another page where I used the same process of printing on fabric. This was really fun to free motion stitch on.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

quilt envy

At our last Quilt Guild meeting Cyndi Souder was the featured speaker. She put on a fun display of quilts with writing on them. I love art with the written word.

She designed and made this crayon quilt. She changed the names of the colors and wrote them on the crayons with free motion stitching. If you click on the photo you can see it better.
You know me and crayons....it gave me an idea to make a box of crayons in various shades of pink of course. And put Pink Crayon Studio on the box.
I'm putting that on my to do wish list.
Cyndi recieved permission from Binney and Smith to use the Crayola logo...it helped that Mrs. Binney is also a quilter.

Friday, August 12, 2011

random friday

Here is another fantastic quilt from the Hershey show. It's a little blurry but I

think you get the point.

My Grandson Kasey drew me some dolphins and I thought they were so cute I painted them on the tops of my kitchen stools. I couldn't decide what to put on them for about a year and once he gave me his drawings I knew that was it!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

awesome quilts!

I recently went to Hershey, PA for a quilt show.
Lots of vendors and a very nice display of the best of the best quilts.

LOVED this huge peony!
All of the detail is in the stitching.

Someone likes Jack!
You have to see the detail in person.

This is pretty wild....

...a closeup of the dragon.
The shading and stitching is beyond words.

My family has just left here from their mini vacation and I need to keep busy now to keep from feeling sad. On a good note my sewing grandson is returning on Friday or Saturday and we have a sew fest planned. Will keep you updated on that fun later.

Friday, August 5, 2011

random friday

Hoping to score some of these for dinner tonight.
Summer seems to be winding down a bit...have to get my crab fix.
I am preparing for family company next week and I am headed to the commissary to buy food. Making my famous spaghetti sauce tomorrow.

Have a great weekend!
Be creative!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

get your kicks on route 66!

 A new bag....
She wanted blue flowers.

 And a Route 66 theme.

 A fun bag to make.

Lined with more 66 fabric.
She loved it.
Thanks Lisa!