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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The photo has nothing to do with this post. I am not giving the dolls away. The two dolls on the right where made by a friend of mine, Luzy on the MJF Forum. The other one was given to me when I was a little girl by my Vavo. There is actually another witch sitting on this chair, but I sort of cut most of her out of the photo; she is also a gift from my Vavo.
I also found out my old missionary companion has a blog now showing off her paintings. If you want to check it out, go here.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I have made a little bit of progress on the Halloween yoyo quilt.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The photo above is of the back of the quilt because I am still stitching the bottom point on. I work from the back of the project when I am adding yoyos to the blanket; it is easier for me. 121 yoyos thus far on the quilt, about 300 more made, and 400 more cut.
Front of quilt thus far, because it is still growing.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
A lovely book, it shows how to do needle stitches, but it was intended to make doilies more than edgings. Yes, I can use the techniques, but I wanted to start off making the lace edgings I like so much. I am not interested in doilies so much, but the lace that dangles with decorative lace flowers that blow in a soft breeze -- that is the look I want. I know the books I want to buy, but they are out of my price range at the moment.
She sent the two blocks. If you want to make these blocks, follow links on names of blocks to the tutorials
Disappearing Nine PatchPlus a tape measure she had decorated. Then a handmade needle case with supplies included and one blank page to fill.Lastly, she sent fabric; I am trying to figure out if she decorated it or if that is the original print.She is also sending these latter this month to me: this is her photo not mine.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The bottom left book is the other PieceWork magazine that has this type of lace in it.
Just so everyone knows, I do know that Turkish lace and Armenian lace are different and not the same. I am intereseted in both of them because they give a similar look and feel, and I am saddened about how hard it is to find this information. Because when I do have this much trouble, it usually means it is a dying art form and makes me want to learn about it all the more and sooner, so if any one can help me I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks Sunshine
Monday, October 15, 2007
I am on a search for Turkish and Armenian Lace books. I am specifically looking for pattern books on Oya, Oyasi and Oyalari lace, sometimes called Bebilla lace in Greece. This can be beaded, crochet, knotted, or tatted patterns; it comes in all those styles, and I do make those types of laces. So if anyone can help me, I would appreciate it. For all I know the page links I have given here may say how to get pattern books but, since I can't read that language, I do not know. Any help would be appreciated.
Story about an artist in Idaho
My daughter has made these for the swap we are in for Christmas yoyo's. She is using a clover tool to make circles and hearts; the circle ones are the size of a USA dime. She is having fun, and I think she will go well beyond the fifty she is signed up for. Currently our goal is to make a garland, but that may change.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
This runner has grown by 10 rows. The nice thing about yoyo afghans is that you can use them while they grow bigger. In time, this will end up a table cover, then a sofa blanket, then a twin- bed blanket, and probably get all the way to King-bed size. For now, it makes a lovely bench cover. The template used for these yoyos is a standard size cd, if you care to make one. A lot of the yoyos in this runner I received as gifts from yoyo swaps.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
- carol Sue
- cinnamongirl, from whom I have four.
- Sunshine (twice): Mine are not pictured; because I made them for everyone else but not myself, I made traditional nine patch. Because I signed up twice, I have two from every one except Cinnamongirl; I have 4 from her because she signed up twice, too.
- Cinnamongirl (twice: 4 blocks)
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
If you belong to flickr and you have pink photos, add them to the Passionately Pink for the Cure group. I added 47 photos today I wish I had more, but since it is not my favorite color, that is more than I thought I would be able to add. I am looking for things pink to add this month. I am sure most of us know someone who has had this or will have this. Prepare now to help your loved ones before you find out they have this; add as many pictures as you can in pink.
This text taken from the text directly from the group I did not write it but thought it important to post.
"About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like Passionately Pink for the Cure, they have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Added by originalmulli.
Passionately Pink for the Cure is a grassroots fundraising and awareness program of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader in the breast cancer movement.
What makes you passionate for the cure?
Showcase your passion for the cure by uploading passionately pink photos to help raise vital funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Share photos in honor of a survivor, in memory of a loved one, to celebrate Passionately Pink for the Cure events. Or simply share a pink photo that inspires others to rally around the cause.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Yahoo! will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, for each pink photo added to this Group from October 1-31, 2007 up to $50,000! This donation will be used to fund breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs.
Pick your Pink. Play Your Part. End Breast Cancer. "