Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Nice Little Kick Around Quilt

Hand quilting along to the Olympics and the college basketball games. This one is for my hubby, Joe... and babykitty, as they always nap in the recliner. Almost finished. Six inch squares of fabric left over from other projects. Eight blocks by ten. Just the right size for a snooze. :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Mail Art Love!

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This picture in a recent email from Beth Nicholls at Do What You Love For Life caught my attention. I LOVE postcards... LOVE them.  and this swap is encouraging people to creatively use paper to highlight DWYLFL's course Paper Love... So I had to be in!   Why don't you join me?  Sign ups until February 25.  You've got time.  :)
 
 

 

Bead Soup 2014

So happy to be part of the 2014 Bead Soup Bead Party.  I need to be sprucing up the blog and writing.  2013 was a busy year; this year is starting out to be better organized.  :)  Yay, me!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

BEAD SOUP BEAD PARTY... SEVEN!!!!

Can you believe it?  It's party time again... Bead Soup Bead Party 7... SEVEN!  That is a lot of beads and a lot of happy.  With a huge thank you to the founder and host, Lori McDaniel Anderson.

'Sparklefly' by Diana Mains Welte 2013

My creation features beads from Sandra Richardson of Texas.  Pulling out the red and blue of the beads, I was able to come up with a fun but very wearable piece that would look great with a summer white dress or those comfortable jeans and breezy top.  With the gold accents behind the focal... well, that sparkle makes it great for July 4th celebrations, too! 


'Sparklefly' by Diana Mains Welte 2013
 
Now run on over to Sandy's blog to see what she did with my handmade ceramic beads.  Also you can link up to the party and browse all the other eye candy made for this event.  Don't forget to mark your calendars for April 6 and April 13 for the second and third reveals of this 3 part extravaganza!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Human again!

After almost 3 weeks of feeling Fluey-icky-BLAH... I honestly believe I feel human again.  Woohoo! I slept well and woke with just the tiniest remnant of a cough.  Finally.  lol

Batik Log Cabin
Today I am piecing quilt squares... by hand... I've sworn off my machine for a long while.  Burned out from years of clothing design and alterations.  I am really enjoying sewing by hand.  So after lunch, I am headed to the basement to wash towels and stich for a couple of hours.  Hiding out in the guise of chores and relaxing with my needle and thread. :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

I received my Texas Soup! Bead Soup, that is!!!



Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Bead Party is one of the most enjoyable experiences.  It partners you with new beaders and challenges you to design outside your comfort zone. 

Talented Texas beader, Sandra Richardson, sent me this lovely soup.  The confetti glass focal is backed with gold leaf and I didn't capture that in my photo but will do a better job when the reveal happens on March 30th.  She also fused one of the square beads into the focal! 

I have ideas.... can't wait to clear the worktable and begin! Thanks, Sandy!!!

My Bead Soup arrived in Texas!



These are the beads I sent to Sandra Richardson for Lori Anderson's 7th Bead Soup Bead Party.  They arrived safely and I cannot wait to see what she designs with these!  Stay tuned... the reveal is March 30th!