Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall -Its that time agian !

Even though the calendar says it is Fall it sure doesn't feel like it here in Florida,
I dream of being at a place like the falls above with the different color leaves .

So it is time to get my fall decorations out again , I am showing an old photo that has been on here before , I am having lots of computer problems ,I have lost most of my programs and it won't let me download them again ,.so therefore I am not even sure I can load new photo's , I am almost afraid to try , Hopefully I can get this one fixed or borrow another one temporaily.
I will try to come back often even if its just to say Hi for now .
I am miss blogging !!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

More Tapestries !!

These are some more Tapestries that I brought at a yard sale for very little cash ,each panel is about 16" x16" ,I am not sure how I want to use them but they can be used on hand bags, book covers and crazy quilt pieces ,even a pillow .

I can't wait to see these embellished ,with trims, ribbons and emboridery, buttons and charms .Maybe even some victorian lace .

Monday, September 12, 2011

Crochet Mask

This is a mask that my Pastor took a picture of when he was in South America 3 or 4 years ago on a missionary trip. I had forgotten all about it until I just now come across it again. I don't know whats going on with the nose .....but it looks like there may be quite a few crocheted dolls in the back ground too.
I can't remember the area he was in at the time .
I thought it was interesting to show.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Another Yard Sale Find !

We went to an Upholstery  shop that was going out of business, this is just some of the threads I picked up,I know the bobbins will not fit my machines but I can still use the thread for top stitching, embroidery work and maybe machine sewing .  
The tapestries was very few but I did pick up the sample book and the one cloth and a leathery look fabric.
I want to use all these tapestries for crazy quilting, I can just see the beads, embroidery work, buttons, ribbon and charms on them! I just love this one !

There are 30 sheets and all colors and designs ,I will probably use all of these in one quilt .I went back to get more threads but another lady beat me to it !! Ahhh!!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wedding Invite - RSVP

This is a RSVP card that was sent to me by my Nephew and is bride for their Wedding. The one card was blank and they asked that we respond with something on the card as they wanted to display them for the reception..I could not think what to put on it ,finally I went to their Facebook pages and found this of a sunrise on Ashley's wall.
The top is the one I painted, the bottom is the one I copied, but I did not get the colors just like it, as I was wanting them to wonder and asked them if they recognized it .I do not know what they thought of it yet . It is a challenge when you only have one card to work with and postcard size at that!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A Day with the Kids and Paint

After spending about an hour looking at all my High School Art work the night before , we all decided we wanted to try to paint like I did one where you put lots of paint on the paper and then blow with a straw. 
I could not remember the type of paint we used, but thought it was tempera , we used watered down acrylics and discovered it was harder to blow through the straw to get the paint to move so we left out the straw and just tilted the paper and blew that way , we had fun just the same .

Sarah decides she wants to use a brush  
   Waylon blowing hard with the straw
After awhile I decided to use some muslim fabric to use up what paint was left because I did not want to let it dry up.
                                  I will either use them for art Quilts or cut them in squares for a table top.
Bradley and his work looks similar to mine. 

This is the construction paper I used under the fabric to paint on , and the results ! well different to me... kind of looks like sky and water.