We are being sponsored by 2 different companies for this challenge. 1. little claires
and 2.crafty ribbons
I am having serious internet problems so cannot show you my bookmartk as its not letting me upload it,so pop over to creative craft challenges and have a nosey lol
"Where are you going?" asked my son, as I headed out the door this afternoon.
On one of our many, many, many trips across the Nevada desert--we used to get our teeth fixed for free by a dentist practicing in the Bay area who played football with my dad in college--we stopped at a coffee shop/casino somewhere in Winnemucca. For whatever reasons, my mom stayed in the car while my brother and I followed our dad inside who handed us a bunch of quarters and told us to hit the slots for a few minutes while he picked up some lunch for the family.
That's how things were if you were a kid in the mid-sixties. You didn't wear seat belts, and you played the slots even though you were only nine and your brother was only seven. DUDE! EXCELLENT TIMES! And also LUCK BE A LADY!
Anyway. It didn't take long for one of the Casino Suits to buttonhole my dad (in my mind's eye I can see him standing there with a bag of sandwiches in his hand and a look of profound surprise on his face) to tell him he'd better get those damn kids out of the casino. Which he did. Pronto.
Oh, there are no words to express how much I love my dad and all the happy memories for which he is responsible.
I am finally able to share photos with you!
This is a frame I made for Teagans room
Using lots of Twiddleybitz ;-)
I painted all the Bitz white and then injected colour with the photo and a few flowers.
The background pp is cloud patterned wallpaper.
and for you Leanne.....some closies ;-)
ive left it fairly plain as i think too much on a small notebook makes them look a bit to fussy,
I love the way it looks when you put bits of ribbon on the binds as well,
hope you like it xx
We also made a special Groom's Cake - Budweiser truck, how cool is that?!
|this is the first thing I saw yesterday as I left the house|
|the view on the way to breakfast at bar, Scio Rum|
|looking back at the view up to the sanctuary|
Pietro has chosen me as his godmother.
He is celebrating his confirmation this afternoon- a new energy of faith in his catholic life.
|San Giorgio, church|
|My friend took this picture of me yesterday.|
I find it interesting that you see three triangles...maybe more.
Unfortuntaley blogger is playing games with me and won't show my uploaded photos...talk about frustrating!!
I think I have tried it four times with no luck.
Off to have a go at attempt number 5 ;-)
MEMO TO SELF: IT'S ONLY A FREAKING GAME. STOP CARING.
There. I'm sure that will take care of things!
Meanwhile I've been listing metaphors (also similes!) about what losing feels like. Losing feels like a bruise, a punch in the nose, a stubbed toe. It's the humiliating realization that you're the only kid in the class who wasn't invited to a birthday party, the only girl in your group who isn't going to a dance. It's the letter from an admission office that says you weren't accepted. It's the morning after evening when you talked too much and said way more than you should have.
Feel free to contribute.
I enjoyed sharing the exhibition space, the Loggia Barbaro, with two amazing textile artist from Verona; Maria Teresa Sansotta www.teresasansotta.com and Marina Tavella, www.windowonweb/marinatavella.
|the show was on the second floor of the Loggia Barbaro |
where you see the arched windows
|entrance with poster of the event|
We had a fun time hanging the show together.
The final look..
|maria teresa sansotta's work (not all shown)|
|my section, 5 pieces (not all shown)|
|marina tavella's work (not all shown)|
My two new textile works will be exhibited in Toronto, Side Space Gallery, in June, 2011.
|left-pages of my life, photo transfers, text, hand dyed fabrics, silk, cotton, linen, hand and machine work,|
right- many moons, hand painted cloth, photo transfers, text, paper, silk, cotton, linen, plastic
Challenges entered **
- Paperplay ~ distressing
- Crafty creations ~ in stitches
- Crafts and me ~ anything goes
- ABC challenge ~ Q for quilting or sewing
- 7x5 card blank
- american arts stamp
- stamping up stamps
- pokey tool for faux stitching
- brilliance inks for distressing edges
|view of the snow-capped mountains |
from Ponte della Vittoria
|me this morning waiting for a coffee|
After a few errands, I met up with my friends at the Ad Maiora studio. I had some time to sew after lunch. I tried out the new quilting technique I saw on one of Jennifer Manefield's quilts. It is just straight sewing but not too straight. In fact, the lines are slightly crooked on purpose. I think it will look great using variegated thread on one of my scrap quilts.
|preparing for my class on Friday.|
It has been a while since I have been at the sewing machine. It felt really good to sew for an hour while the sun danced on my fabric.