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i am a creative person. mother to a daughter who is an active young woman and a constant blessing in my life. i hope that you enjoy your visit here and that you will return often.

Monday, October 28, 2013

"Faithful" Quilt-A-Long

this weekend i spent some time finishing up a small quilt-a-long piece . . . well, to the flimsy stage anyway.
this was hosted by Lori of Humble Quilts and was inspired by a larger quilt that she made. you will see a portion of her bigger one within her header as well as some doll sized versions if you pop over for a visit today.

i decided to go with a fall(ish) color scheme. 
i also changed my outer border sizes slightly in an attempt to get it rectangular. it's still not quite the rectangle that i want it to be so i will add a bit more to the top and bottom using the same hand dyed fabric that i used in the first tiny border.
the first and second unpieced borders are my own hand dyed fabrics. the third unpieced border is a cheddar colored solid that i had on hand.

i felt a bit rushed in the photography of it and so the photo shows it being wonkier than it actually is . . . it did sew up a bit humble though.  ;-)   this was a fun little diversion. i'm not sure when i'll actually get it quilted but i'll be sure to share/show it again once that happens.

thank you Lori for hosting yet another wonderful doll quilt quilt-a-long for us all to enjoy.

i'll be linking up today for the show and tell over at Humble Quilts.

recent gifts include:
  • snuggling with a book on a cloudy/rainy/snowy morning
  • getting my sick gracie to eat a little bit of breakfast
  • enjoying a walk around "our" beautiful mountain lake with my wonderful husband and Suki
  • remembering the many and various joys of making my own bread

Saturday, October 26, 2013

art journaling friday ~ october 26, 2013

i've been a little less disciplined with my art journaling lately but i am working on a two page fall themed spread. i now have one of those pages finished.

i have continued using lightweight cardboard for the pages as i find that it holds up well to all of the wet media and glue.
some of the supplies/techniques that i have used for this page are:

  • water color ~ paints & pencils
  • acrylic paint
  • a batik fabric scrap
  • newspaper
  • various found images & words
  • my (used) fall to-do list
  • a notecard recently sent to me
  • bits of artificial leaf that fell off of one of my fall decorations
  • stamped images & words
  • a skeleton leaf
  • some stitching
  • washi tape
  • micron pens
  • lots of glue
remember when i posted about Barb (of Fun with Barb) sending me that fabulous fairy book? i have turned my scissors on it and snipped out this cute little fairy. it was fun to position him hanging from my fall to-do list. i also enjoyed including the pretty card that she sent along with the book and have created a special tab to mark the page with.

Art Journal Every Dayi'll be linking up with Art Journal Every Day at Balzer Designs today.
not only is Julie hosting many talented art journalers, she is also sharing more of her own pages and talent. i'm always inspired by what is going on here~!

recent gifts include:
  • the slow rhythm of wonderful husbands sleeping breaths
  • watching the recent full moon (orange) rise up and over the mountains
  • discovering and creating fabric beads
  • safely arriving home after a long travel day. there really is 'no place like home'.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Big Skies in October and Slow Stitching Sunday

it's october and the mountain begins to change from it's peaceful summer greens to it's bright fall colors. the aspens are now leafy torches.

on this slow stitch sunday i'm working a little bit on my second stocking. 

maybe i'll use one of my fabric covered embroidered buttons on this one . . .

Slow Sunday Stitchingconsider joining the slow stitch sunday link up and/or just checking out what it is that others are putting their hand stitches into over at Kathy's Quilts.

i have finished and delivered the first stocking. it will be auctioned in a fund raiser for our local family resource center.
detail of the cuff

i enjoyed working on it and  am happy with the results.
all finished

detail of stitching

as usual you can click on my images and see everything  better.
i will be linking up with:
Pixel Dust Photo Art
Pixel Dust is pitching a "sky" prompt and at Our Beautiful World it's all about "October". take a minute to visit one and/or both for some talented photo sharing.
recent gifts include:
  • seeing the tiny specks of baby fish growing into "fry"
  • watching the mountain change into a bright blaze of color
  • getting LOTS done with good energy
  • seeing Suki (the grand-dog) improve at her frisbee skills