Sunday, July 24, 2016

Next topic: Doors

The next topic will be " doors" .
We all know that when one door closes quite often another opens, another opportunity for change, creativity, occupation....etc. so get your creative ideas happening ladies. I look forward to seeing your intreptation of " Doors"

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Time Lapse

From seed to tree. Time lapse was created by painting  Sun Dyes over a roughly drawn background. Densely quilted in variagated Mettler polysheen. Just love this thread.  

Friday, July 15, 2016

new title please

I'm on a camping trip to Wellington NZ. My son is having a place built on West coast just outside Wellington and we have been camping on his property waiting for his house to be completed end of July so having fun with it being cold and very windy but we managing. Just wondering why this site has been so quiet
Please can we have the next title so I can start my next challenge

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Time in a Bottle-by Margaret Kelly


If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I’d like to do

Is to save every day ‘til eternity passes away

Just to spend them with you.


But there never seems to be enough time

To do the things you want to do once you find them.

I’ve looked around enough to know

That you’re the one I want to go through time with.

Isn’t that as beautiful song.  On our 25th anniversary, my husband, David, said that this should be our song.  So with “time” being our current theme, I decided to create a memory just for us.  We used to celebrate by hiring a babysitter and going out for a nice meal.  Just the two of us, quietly celebrating.   Our kids are all grown up; we have grandchildren; and now we can take some trips and see the sights.  During those early years, we didn’t take as many photos as we do now.  But I found a couple of old ones! 

I decided to make this on in the grey scale.  The background fabric is one of my hand dyes using soy wax and stitches as the resist.  The wine bottle is heat cut out of 2 layers of organza.  The photos are dated, so Christmas day in 1966, David asked me to marry him.  September 9, 1967, was our wedding day and I thought that would make a good label for the bottle!  After 25 years, we decided to be daring – we went river rafting but that was difficult to get a photo of us doing that, then we went on a Mexican cruise out of LA, hot air ballooning over Lake Tahoe (photo 1992-09-09), drove through the Napa Valley to San Francisco where we flew home to Northern BC.  Have you noticed that you rarely have both of you in a photo – always one or the other…  We’ve taken several trips now, but no photos of the two of us.  Last year, we went to Iceland and a very kind lady took our picture!  So there we are on our 48th on 2015-09-09.  And I’m leaving space for a photo next year when we have our 50th.

I just haven’t finished it, but you get the idea of what I’m doing, and how the theme inspired me.  In fact, this piece won’t be finished until 2017-09-09, when we celebrate our 50th anniversary and I get one more photo to fill the space.