Monday, August 31, 2009

Two new purses, prototypes for the 8 others. Numbers 222,223.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

My lovely and talented daughter Jen, made these bracelets.
Five purse fronts. I will count these when the purses are made. They are pieced and quilted, then embroidered.
The tablerunner is quilted. It looks nice, I may keep it.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A tablerunner, with Cardinals on the ends. Number 221. Can you see the glitter in the ivory?
Two Crows, number 220.

My granddaughter, Mary, made this. I will quilt it for her.

I am trying red centers. I think I'll quilt in red thread, to look like veining.

Friday, August 28, 2009

These are hollyhocks. Something else needs to be done to this, don't know yet what. Number 219.
An Autumn flower quilt, number 218.
Four new banners, inspired by the new Autumn fabrics I saw last week. Numbers 214-217.
The flowers are all 3D.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

We begin the weekend with a toast. We shopped our way to Harrisville, with stops at Fabric Fair in Bay City, Ben Franklin in East Tawas, Sunshine Quilt Shop in Oscoda, and a side trip to Hollyhock Quilt Shop in Harrisville. We made a difference everywhere we went. Then we worked until the wee hours every night.

We started with painting, then quilted, then mosaiced. Our new members were inducted into the Mosaickians tribe. Then we made dolls, that began as self portraits, but morphed into ???

Babe was a newbie this time. I think she really liked the trip. She never stopped smiling, and even chose our new group song, "We're here, because we're here, because we're here, because we're here..."
She made a painting for the Earth Challenge, a doll, two mosaics, a quilt, and spread infectious enthusiasm.

Deb did it all. She made a mosaic, a doll, and a quilt, as well as painting a picture.

Kathie was a new addition to our group for the weekend. She worked on the beautiful art quilt, painted an Earth Challenge picture, made a mosaic mirror, and a doll.

Nan worked on her exquisite cross stitch, and made jewelry to wear to a wedding, as well as painted an Earth Challenge picture, and made a mosaic mirror.
This is what I did on my summer vacation. None of these are counted yet.

Goodbye from the Baguettes of the North. We got little sleep, lots of laughs, much work done, many stash additions, and want to do it again.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I know this isn't fun for you, but please be patient. I have spent a few days packing for an artists' getaway weekend. I am going with the Baguettes, to an all art, all day and all night, all media extravaganza. We will paint pictures, embroider and embellish little quilts, mosaic mirror frames, and make self portrait dolls. In between, we will walk the beach, swim, forage in the woods, run out to the local quilt shop and variety store for supplies, eat smores, see a stained glass show, and talk, a lot. On the way, we will go to a bead store, Fabric Fair in Bay City, Ben Franklin, and who knows what.
I have packed fabric for 9 quilt tops, in case I have free time. You will definitely see some new stuff soon. In the meantime, talk amongst yourselves.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Number 213. Sunny Mums. Made the top today. I did not get to keep the mosaic. Jen saw it, and grabbed it, with thanks.

Monday, August 17, 2009

You have seen this. My daughter, Jen, made it a few months ago. I just grouted it. I hope I get to keep it.
The family reunion is over, and I will get back to work tomorrow. Pictures soon.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My daughter Jen made these. Two are not quite done.
Finished. You may notice, I added a few beads in the gaps.

Monday, August 10, 2009

This is number 212, I think it's my lucky number. A mirror for the next art fair, Harvest of the Arts, Sept. 26. I will show you after it's grouted.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saline Summerfest pictures.
Meet the Artists, Kat, Con, Karen. Our first night, Friday, was great. We got rained out Saturday morning.

The first view from the street.

The Elliott sisters, the set up crew, along with Karen.

Looking out left.

Looking out.
Inside left.
Inside right.

A view from the street.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Today is the Day!!!! Sailne Summerfest begins! 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday it is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
I hope to see you there!!! All my new stuff will be on display, and all my sister Connies' new stuff too. Including some gorgeous Gazing Ball stands...see the link for Glasscrazy.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

You saw these before grouting. Now they're done.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Four Christmas banners, 208-211.

Numbers 205,6,7. They are gourd banners.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Another sunflower! Fencepost Flowers, number 204.
I have worked on this for several years. Today I put on the binding.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

These people were in the Fabric Artist Trading Cards class. We had fun, and did extra stuff, because we had a small group.

These people were in my class at QU today. We had fun, and some finished the quilt!

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