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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Monday Night Divas Gift Exchange

I am a member of the Monday Night Divas Bee.  We draw names and exchange Christmas Gifts at a restaurant a few days after Christmas.   We are finished with our family celebrations and the restaurants are still decorated for Christmas.  It works for us.

I wanted to share this cute sewing kit that I received from Pam.   It is so creative and I love the closure button.

This is it closed up.  Look at that pretty button.

This is it unrolled.  It could hold small blocks to work on.

All of these goodies were inside of the tube with drawstrings on each end.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2014 IQF Class

While attending the Houston International Quilt Festival in Oct/Nov, 2014, I took a class called "Painting with a Twist & Shout".   The class was taught by Leslie Tucker Jenison and Jamie Fingal.    Leslie and Jamie are wonderful and just believe that art should be fun.  We painted on four long canvases, while listening to upbeat music.  Then we cut it all up and played all afternoon.

First, we covered the canvas with colorful, original drawings.  We painted on one in groups of five or so and then we switched tables until we had painted on each canvas.

Then we added just white paint on each.

Then we added just black paint on each.

We took a two hour lunch and when we returned, the canvas was dry and had been cut up into large rectangles.  They were face down on the table, so we could choose two at random.  Now it was time to play.  We were each given a journal to cover, postcards, tags and slides. 
This is my journal and postcard. 

Leslie and Jamie were hard to catch standing still, but I got a couple of pictures.
Jamie Fingal

Leslie Tucker Jenison

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Quilts for My Aunts

I attend a family reunion, for my Father's side, each October.   In 2013, I asked each of my three Aunts for their favorite color.  I then made each a quilt and took them to the 2014 reunion as a surprise.

Aunt Frances said she liked mint green.
Aunt Clara said she liked yellow and some green.
Aunt Elsie said she liked red, she really liked red.
I cherish my Aunts and think about them more often than they know.  Each time that they wrap their quilts around them, I hope it feels like a warm hug from me.