Yesterday I celebrated International Women’s day having breakfast with members of QUOTA and Ladies Probus. I would have preferred to have seen the cost of that meal go directly to help women in Fiji/Somalia or the Phillipines, rather than waste money and food on overfed Australian women.
A few days back, I posted
How would you use colour and texture to describe a “taste”?
This photo is of a serving of Ratatouille I prepared for dinner:
Will YOU interpret the aroma, or the colours and texture?
I will probably work with colour and texture, as I’m more than content with aroma and flavour.
See you later!
Something different from my usual posting: How would you use colour and texture to describe a “taste”?
Back about February 14 this year I signed up to make and send a postcard to send and swap with the
and last week I received the name and postal address of my swap partner.
The theme for the postcard was CREATE!
When one is addicted to embroidery, Crazy quilting and embellishing, I had no trouble deciding HOW to make my card:
I chose to create a Crazy quilted and embellished garden. As I was fairly sure that my swap partner would be in the northern hemisphere , more particularly the United Kingdom, I felt that my choice would help the recipient realize that Spring is on the way!
I hope she likes it.
…..and the WORD is CREATE!
I have had a slight deviation away from my planned CQJP2014 blocks, but only for the first days of March!
I needed to create a postcard with the theme CREATE, so what better than a creating a small CQ’ed garden. It was also a chance to try freshen up my stitching skills after such a long absence!
As you can see, I have used Cretan and closed buttonhole on two of the seams as well as a looped running stitch. I tried adding a willow tree as well as a birdhouse to enhance the garden theme. Somehow, I think (hope) that the birdhouse will be more satisfactory on the larger patches in my CQJP blocks.
The face in the lower right corner was made with air drying paper paste (sorry I have forgotten the brand name, as it’s been in my stash for the longest time.
A mold of similar age was used, and painted with a Lumiere Turquoise paint.
To enable her to relate to the block, I encircled her with the same ribbon braid used as a seam treatment on the left of the block.
Glass butterfly, 2mm silk ribbon daisies, 7 mm flowers , buttons and squins were also used to fill the flower beds.
I just read this over on Whimseytopia, and thought some one might be interested to try!
Originally posted on whimseytopia:
I can’t even remember what show this was on, but it’s been rolling around my mind for weeks. I see lots of pillows in the antique and design shops with large-lettered words like “MILK” below a cow, or “WOOL” below a sheep. The images are primitive, but the printing is clean and professional. Clearly someone is silkscreening these. Someone in China I suppose.
So I was very titillated by a recent explanation of the process of silkscreening and how easily this can be accomplished with a pair of pantyhose, a bottle of Mod Podge, and some printed or free-hand art.
I just befriended by a lady on an online group I belong to, and the first thing I noticed was that she had a playlist for Mike and the mechanics.
I clicked onto a song that has deep meaning for me……. Then I noticed the date!
It will be twenty five years tomorrow since my Greg was killed in an industrial accident.
Another song that always makes me remember him is Bright Eyes
From a little bub to his death at nearly 26 he was known for his bright eyes.
Sleep well my lovely boy My bright eyes………you will never be forgotten
It’s heart warming to see that Marianne has received both my card and the one from Myfanwy. The three M’s! I hope Marianne receives more cards
Originally posted on mariannedecher:
Wowee – when I started the Pen Pal Project, I was hoping for people who needed some cheering up and who might just scribble a note to me on a used pub napkin. It turns out that I have been cheered tremendously by what has come in so far and I have been blown away by the creativity and thoughtfulness. I don’t want this to sound like some competition though because it is definitely *not* that. (I’m still waiting for a scrawled on piece of a grocery bag - grins). I cherish everything that is sent this way.
If you want your contributions shown and names/blogs listed, I am happy to do that. Likewise, if you would like to correspond without any internet hoop-de-doo, I would like to honor that as well. Once we really get going, I can connect my Pen Pals with each other, if you’d like. Check the tab in the menu bar for an update on the countries of origin for correspondence. Be well, be blessed.
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- Art squares
- Comfort dolls
- Crazy patch; Art quilt
- Crazy patch; UFOs
- fabric and fibre post cards
- Fabric post cards;
- Fabric post cards; Christmas
- Fabric treatment
- favourite Links.
- Fun time
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- machine applique
- machine embroidery
- My garden
- Needle felting
- on my soap-box
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