Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
The TILES on that pillar were Blue and Square - and there were more Square TILES underfoot.
And the front of the TRAIN, when it arrived, was sort of Square .... sort of .....
This week I've sent off a set of the first Artist Trading Cards I've ever made. The Southern Cross Quilters are holding their annual retreat in Perth next month, and the "Cheer Me Up Swap" was organised especially for those of us not attending.
The guidelines asked for bright, cheerful ATCs to make us feel better, and I couldn't resist joining in. Apart from learning quite a bit about the process of creating these fibre ATCs, I'm looking forward to
the week of the retreat when I expect to receive four assorted ATCs from other Scquilters, something that I hope will put a smile on my face.
As convention dictates, the ATCs are 2 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches.
I've stitched the flowers from 1/4 inch hexagons, the sun's rays are gold bugle beads, and the butterflies are iridescent shapes.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Something you like the smell of...
For a Kris Kringle last Christmas one of my quilt buddies gave me a pretty pink drawstring toiletry bag containing deliciously scented Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater products - hand cream, body lotion, shower gel and soap. Ahhhh....
Knitting is a pretty popular hobby, particularly at this time of year.
In my office/study you'll find a pink leather envelope from stationers Kikki K. I keep my bragging photos of you-know-who inside it!
And there are several styles of knobs - on the door, cupboard and chest of drawers.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I love the vibrant colors of these pansies dancing on the sandwich plate, and the elegant angular shape of the cups and saucers. The height of 1930s sophistication.
25 words or Less Challenge
A new challenge for anyone who likes to play with words.
Write a blog entry using no more than 25 words on the given topic.
Choose an image, either your own or from the web to accompany the entry.
Post your entry on Wednesday.
Sixth challenge -Five
Posting date Wednesday 16thApril
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The idea was triggered by the story that Hemingway once bet ten dollars that he could sum up his life in six words. His words were—
Apparently bloggers have been playing this word game for months, but if, like me, you've only just got wind of it, why don't we play too? Please leave your contribution in the comments.
I'm sure I can come up with something better, given time and a second cup of coffee, (and I'll keep you posted if I do) but here's the first that came to mind -
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Things You Find in the Dark, really had me scratching my head. I thought of annoyances like tripping over our cat (animal) or walking into a spider(arachnid) web, or ants that seem to find leftover food on the kitchen bench during the night - but when I thought about how to go about photographing these objects I appreciated an apparent anomaly here. If it's dark, then you can't see anything, can you? (But they're all in my photo - you do believe me, don't you?)
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I'm so glad we Scatterdaisies been set free this week to simply find 3 objects beginning with X. No categories to confine us. I found 3 without too much trouble, but I was grateful I didn't have to present 4!