Bead Necklace and Earrings 2 – Recycled Beads

Bead Necklace and Earrings 2 – Recycled Beads

  Name Bead Necklace and Earrings 2 Description I have collected a sizable collection of vintage jewelry over the years – personal and family – this is the necklace that best indicates the direction I would like to take with my jewelry.  The recycled beads in this piece were wonderful!  By adding a few small beads, some faux pearls and a gem medallion I was able to re-use the ‘matched’ bead vintage pieces and update...

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Retirement Angst: 2008 in Review

Retirement Angst: 2008 in Review

Retirement Angst: 2008 in Review     Name Retirement Angst: 2008 in Review Medium Quilt / Fibre Art Description Retirement Angst: 2008 in Review was completed during our first years of travel via motor home and was one of the projects that made me decide to limit the size of my pieces for the duration of our travels.  I started to work on it during the fall of 2008 following our purchase of the RV and before we left on our four year...

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The Home Maker – Quilt Art Assemblage

The Home Maker – Quilt Art Assemblage

    Name The Homemaker Medium Quilted fibre / Mixed Media Description This is one of a series entitled ‘Story Pictures’ prepared for a solo exhibition in 2008.  In this series I combined my background in quilt art with my love of texture.  Is this assemblage  ’embellished quilt art’ or mixed media with quilted components? Circa 2008 Size 15″ x 12″ Exhibitions 2008 – Story Pictures, Read’s Book...

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A Garden Moment – Quilt Art Assemblage

A Garden Moment – Quilt Art Assemblage

Name A Garden Moment Medium Quilted fibre and Mixed Media Description This is one of a series entitled ‘Story Pictures’ prepared for a solo exhibition in 2008.  In this series I combined my background in quilt art with my love of texture.  Is this assemblage  ’embellished quilt art’ or mixed media with quilted components? Circa 2008 Size 15″ x 12″ Exhibitions 2008 – Story Pictures, Read’s Book Store, Carleton...

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Serenity – Quilt Art Assemblage

Serenity – Quilt Art Assemblage

Name Serenity Medium Quilted fibre and Mixed Media Description This is one of a series entitled ‘Story Pictures’ prepared for a solo exhibition in 2008.  In this series I combined my background in quilt art with my love of texture.  In each of the pieces in this series I have used new techniques to capture the mood.  In this one, shiva has been used to create the fabric designs. Circa 2008 Size 15″ x 12″ Exhibitions 2008...

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Waste not, Want not!

Waste not, Want not!

Today was a retreat day – a day of doing things that really don’t require a lot of thought.  My sister arrived on January 8 and my routines immediately went for naught!  Blog time, journal time, ‘me’ time disappeared into a daily round of trying to find new things to do in very cold and often stormy weather.  We did manage a trip to Lake Louise for lunch on the only sunny day!  She has now returned home, so life is...

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Up-Cycling Sweatshirts – #2

Up-Cycling Sweatshirts – #2

I’m still limited in my mobility while trying to avoid the coughing that results with physical exertion so, with sweatshirt #1 completed, I moved on to sweatshirt #2.  This time I was inspired by a posting on Pinterest.  The first posting I found was by Rachel Hatch and appears to have been woven with cotton broadcloth strips.  However, when I followed her links to my inspiration it led, via Danielle Schulz, to the original posting at The...

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Up-cycling Sweatshirts #1

Up-cycling Sweatshirts #1

Thanks to a particularly nasty encounter with a flu  bug I’ve been under the weather and very limited in creative energy.  In fact, for a number of days, I existed on fluids and slept.  Now hubby is dealing with it. However, a bit of hand work did manage to get completed and here is the first of my up-cycled sweatshirts finished.  Complete with pockets, it is sure to become a favorite! As the instructions I worked from didn’t have...

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Up-Cycling – Working on a Sweatshirt Jacket

Up-Cycling – Working on a Sweatshirt Jacket

As I’m feeling a little under the weather with a flu bug, I’m not feeling particularly creative today so I thought I would chat a bit about a project I’m just starting.  I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy projects that I can share with friends who are not as comfortable with a needle and thread as I am. While RVing, the wardrobe basics are jeans t-shirts and sweatshirts.  I’ve resisted wearing plain...

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Journal Quilt – C for Calgary,Children,Change & Conference

Journal Quilt – C for Calgary,Children,Change & Conference

  This month’s journal quilt is ‘busy’ but more joyful reflecting, I hope, a turn in the course of events.  Can you find the ‘C’s’ encircling the centre of the piece? Inspiration September proved to be a busy month.  For me it was an introduction into full-time life in Calgary, a first-time for living in a city environment.  It was a month of continued, but lessening, worry about family health issues balanced...

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