1. mowed lawn~2 hours on a rider~mower too loud to listen to an audio book`wasting good time!
2. moved some hosta around~thought my foot touched poison ivy, which apparently now I get. False alarm.
3. mulched by my little weeping cherry tree so it looks like it belongs in the middle of my front lawn! I put it there because I want a bit of white picket fence across the front, so it was planted with some thought!
4. Planted a pretty pink Dahlia (I am pretty sure that's what this is...(I am flower name challenged!)
I haven't stitched a thing today though. I am working in Melinda's 1 block swap piece due August 1st. She wants jewel tones and nature. I have used beautiful colors and started stitching a mini french knot tree last night. I want to include a MOON...maybe beaded...but also thought of trying layered sheers. Will have to see which one I like best.
I dug out this little CQ heart I pieced last summer so I can stitch it up and give to my friend Anne as a donation to a local charity that uses items to raise funds. I will have it soon Anne!I love to go to thrift stores, always have. In high school I would go all the time, still do. It's a weekly fix! I love old stuff. Old, cool, used stuff! I found these many months ago. SLIDES. I know people of my generation have memories of sitting, watching someone's slideshow. These were of an Arizona vacation. I love them for the frame!Here's an example what one can do with them.
This was one of my favorite art quilts at the show last weekend. (I am sorry I can't credit maker, can't find the program. If I find out I will include it) I love the use of the slides as frames for her hand stitching vignettes of faces and her use of sheer fabrics. There are french knots & seed stitching and beads. Everything about this quilt appeals to me. Great mixed media.
I have idea's for those retro-cool slides!
In August my quilt guild is having Caren Betlinski come in for a thread painting (machine) class. She did a trunk show for us last year and her work is really awesome. I am looking forward to learning this useful technique.
Tomorrow I am going to ALLENTOWN ART FESTIVAL. It is a juried show so all the vendors are good quality. I usually buy something inexpensive while wishing for that $100.00 pottery vase! I used to ride my bike to it in high school back in the day! (late 70's) I have been going with Sandy & Carol for years now. Sandy is still going through her chemo and is feeling miraculously good. It will be a good day with good friends. Tomorrow is going to be sunny, low 70's...perfect for browsing around.
Today I learned:
- A $25.oo pedicure is worth every cent. Massage,massage chair, moisturize, hot water and pretty toes. An hour of medicinal pampering!
- My friend Elaine is on the Quilting Arts.com site. It is her submission for the ROCK ON challenge they had earlier this year. I love her fun piece. (join quilting arts while there..if you like the mag, you'll love the site)
- I love this CD. I have taken out of library numerous times. I need to just buy it. Madeleine Peyroux. Nice Sunday morning music any time of any day.