Saturday, December 7, 2013
Back to Wednesday and the last class of this session. We had fun making these folded star ornaments that Barb showed us how to make for our finale.
I also had another star ornament to show and we created some of those too.
Some brought in their pieces that they finished from this session too. Here is MaryAnn's all framed and looking wonderful!
Denise also made these wonderful ornaments as a gift for each in class.
Then it was on to Quilting in the afternoon, and here is Esther with her lovely Christmas quilt.
Shirley is making a vest.
Kathy's colorful "jelly bean" quilt.
and then she started a pretty table runner.
And I decided to cut out some pieces for "tumbler" potholders.
On to Thursday and Friday next....it was the Christmas Retreat this weekend and had no time before I left. Fun again!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
What little critter do you think did this to the goose's pilgrim outfit? He was hungry!
I went outside to take it off and find her Christmas one and this is what I found...
Was he in a hurry for the change? Let's see...for Christmas, we have a choice of a reindeer or an angel. What would he like? I better cut up some bread!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Giving the theme of the medieval ages for my class project this time, I have been working on an altered book. Wednesday is our final class of this session, so thought I'd better get going and try to finish it before then. Have to take the back off the button so it will glue on flat and so not quite finished...but oh such fun!
I found artwork from that period and also used vintage botanical prints and lovely messages from Victoria magazine. Not for sale; just for me, so I am not stepping on anyone's toes.
I'm thinking about distressing the pages a little more to give it more of an aged look.
I liked putting on their flowery head pieces and I can hear the sound of the trumpet flowers!
The finale leads up to Frederick the Great, whose gravesite we visited at Sanssouci when in Germany. He is known for his brilliance in the military, but he patronized the arts and philosophers and wrote flute music. During his reign, Frederick also presided over the construction of canals, and introduced new crops, like the potato and the turnip, to the country. He didn't want to be buried with his father and later the body was moved and buried here with his greyhounds. Potatoes, his favorite vegetable, is the reason the management puts a potato on his headstone daily. A long and interesting story and I find him fascinating.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
We had our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, on Friday, as that's when we had the girls. Dinner was the best ever. I think it was the Ho'ka turkey! And then look at these fabulous desserts. Angel made this delicious peanut butter/chocolate pie. The chocolate part was like fudge! She also made the blown sugar turkey for the top.
He's so pretty; I hope he last forever!
And Julie made a beautiful banana pudding dessert!
So dinner was good...
Dan and Mark enjoyed some sports together.
Then they all sang with Kassidy's karaoke machine. The girls fixed Julie's hair for the rockin' session. And we played a game called "Rory's Story Cubes". Very fun!
A fun family day and a toast to the "honeymooners".
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Blogger is behaving this morning and allowing me to post more pictures! Maybe it's the Thanksgiving spirit! Is that possible? Anyway...a shot in the Fellowcrafters' Shop. Everything is always so festive and colorful there. Look at all those hats and gloves!
Robin and her marvelous mandalas!
the masks from Artist's Way.
Marge with her creative calligraphy and more!
The wonderful Children's Art...love it! And I always plan to take lots of photos of everything; walked all around with my camera when Julie came, and was so busy talking to everyone and seeing everything...I didn't. Julie took all of these when she had her turn to venture around. Next year...more!
Then, on the way over to the Log Cabins...
where more was happening this year...
Lois with her drawing/painting class exhibited here.
And here are some of the class...happy in Art!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Well, I was trying to post some pictures but blogger is not letting me. Maybe I have to delete from picassa again; it's been a long time since I have done that. Too many files! tsk-tsk So, here are a couple of them. I don't know what I was telling hubby here; it was really a delightful day! Chilly, but sun was out and it made everything okay.
Here is Denise's quilting display...and we'll see what happens when I try later. :(