Thursday, December 31, 2009
Have Fun, but be Safe.
Be Merry, but be Smart (Designated Drivers!!!).
Remember those you Love, and Love the Ones you're with!
May this night end just the way you'd hoped,
and may this New Year begin just as it should.
The past is done;
The future is still fluid;
But the present is meant to be lived to the fullest!
Thanks for reading.
We're going out tonight with friends to the wine bar we frequent (too frequently!).
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I have only two more days of torture...
Yay yay yippee yay!
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Friday, December 4, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
First I must say:
This quilt is NOTHING like what it originally looked like in my imagination!
She quilted it with Superior Threads' clear (monofilament, maybe?) thread in an all-over swirl pattern. She has a computer hooked up to her sewing machine and puts the quilt on a huge "fabric holder" thingy, and the computer & sewing machine do all the work!
(I'm sure it's not quite that simple, but... it works for me!) =-)
(The sun finally came out!)
Close-up of the Flutter-by (which was VERY difficult! It's 2 pieces of fabric; the polka dot "base" and the orange on top that's zig-zagged onto the polka dot):
Close-up of the Bee & Sunflower (the bee isn't what I envisioned either, but... at least it's *there*! lol ) :
Close-up of the Dragonfly:
And the back...
Again, it is nothing like I first envisioned, but...
I love it!!!
(See? Even though we made her move so we could turn it around, there's my Helper once again, posing for Tyra Banks! haha!)
The Luna moth was really difficult to do, but *TOTALLY* worth it!
I think she's *Perfect*! (I've always loved Luna moths, ever since my older brother found a cocoon for a Luna moth and put it between his window & screen and let it "hatch"! That was the first time I remember seeing a Luna moth [they only come out at night, you know], and I've loved them ever since!)
Her body is made of fleece and the wings are batik fabric. The antennae are painted on... I couldn't make them look right with thread, embroidery floss or yarn, so I just painted 'em! The rest of her is machine-sewn thread. Lots of work, but totally worth it (*I* think!).
Various scattered leaves (Again, this was different in my head; I wanted it to look like you were laying down under the tree, looking up at the night sky through a branch, but... I couldn't make it look right, so I just "scattered" the leaves... It looks okay, right...? Does it...? Whatever.) :
And the "Impressionistic flower garden" (which is smaller than I made it, but it had to get chopped off at the Long-Arm Lady's. She didn't have enough to work with, so in the doing, it had to go.) :
So there's Bunny's quilt
just like I've been promising you for a month or MORE! =-)
She loves it! She did NOT want to wait until her birthday to get it, and it had been so looooong since she had last seen it that she forgot what it looked like before, when it only had a tree and a few flowers.
I hope you like it too! =-)
Feel free to comment to let me know what you think!