....I forgot to give a shout-out to Grace ....(omg!!!she's 9!!!!!) on the blog yesterday.....good thing I'm getting her something REALLY GOOD for the 3RD celebration of her birthday tomorrow. I love you, Stella!!
Stopped in at the Goodwill store yesterday and come across this vintage (1977) quilting book. I thought I hit the freakin' jackpot. I kept looking around to make sure nobody would steal it from my cart.....hehe. 89 cents later I was the proud owner. Can you say BARGAIN!! Look how happy quilting can make a girl!
Cute placemats. OMG, I so remember those plates.
Curtain below would be great for a shower curtain.
PAPER TOLE or TOLLING(below) is the art of transforming a two-dimensional image - any drawing, painting, print or photo - into a three-dimensional image of great power and beauty. Between five and seven duplicates and the original are required to construct the tableau, which is then placed in a shadowbox frame.PAPER QUILLING (above) or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is wound around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is then glued at the tip and the coil shaped, these shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork.
Now don't be making such foolish mistakes again, missy.
The top pic is going to be the background for this project. I had to make a paper template of the fence(second pic) so I could lay everything out before I sewed it to the background. The flowers for this project came from shirts I bought for 50 cents or a dollar at the thrift store.
I went to quilt show on Thursday in Schaumburg. Wow, there was a lot of awesome, beautiful quilts to look at.....oh and to buy as well! My awesome husband gave me $100 to spend as I wished......how did I get so lucky! I didn't spend it all. Everything was really expensive but i did get a bunch of fat quarters. So yummy! Enjoy the follwing pretties.
Words to describe me: Mom(to Eric & Danny),wife(to Chuck),Auntie(to Grace, Jessica, Jack),big sister (to 5 sibs),crafty, scrapbooker, new quilter. Homebirth nurse/baby catcher,friend (I got a pocketful of friends!), early morning person,coffee drinker (all day!)happy,and much more to be added later...oh yea...I love books and wine and Jesus!