Monday, August 31, 2009
The post today is about Edi of Memories for Life Scrapbooks who is our featured teammate for the month of August. Her work really does cover all of life from new babies, to weddings, holidays, friends, vacations and more. Take a look at a sampling from her shop and see for yourself.
To find out more about Edi you can also stop by her blog and say hello while you are there.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thread crochet using fine threads and very small hooks has always fascinated me. Just the very idea of taking a piece of thread and a small silver hook to create a decorative piece of lace gives me a sense of competence and pride and the larger and more complex, the more I like it.
All three of the pieces I am showing you today use the pineapple design as the main feature. The top picture is a bit of a doily that lives on my coffee table. The middle picture is of a very large doily I made many years ago. I use it as a cover for the top and back of a chair.
The work you see above was not made by me but I rescued it. I found it in a pile of other things at an antique fair. The work is not perfect but pretty. It is made of eight large blocks and is big enough to cover the back of my couch. It would make a beautiful tablecloth but I don't want anything to happen to it.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The pictures to the right shows a forest scene that I bought for my husband one Father's Day. I loved the colors and beauty of the trees and he did too. Unfortunately I do not know the name of the artist and the piece is not signed. I bought it at a Quilted Bear store in Murray, Utah.
The painting on the left is one I have had since my high school days. We had a family friend named Claude Lepine who painted. Our families would get together sometimes and during one of those visits he told each of us we could chose one of his paintings to take home. This was my choice that day. I like the shades of spring greens mixed with the brown of the cattails. It looks to me as if a slight breeze is just barely bending the tops of the tall grasses.
Do you have handmade things surrounding you in your life? If you have posted about them leave a link to your post in the comments for others to see.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
A Thousand Splendid Suns weaves together the lives of two women caught in a society torn apart. In the end the survival of one depends on the sacrifice of another and I literally cried my way through it.
I don't want to tell you the story but I highly recommend you read this book if you haven't already.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Kaycee had fun with this and made two bowls, one small and one large. I think we will give them a coat of sealer so they are more protected and longer lasting. Pretty neat project out of something that would have gone in the trash.
The bowls have a close up shot in this post.
I have two new bowls in my house for keys and other small things. They are one of the projects done by my granddaughter during her visit this week. I will enjoy having them to look at and use.
To see the creator of my new bowls you can go here.