September Family Collages – #3

Here is more of the September weekly quilt project that I did not post due to traveling for work.
This piece has a lovely pair of photographs of my great grandparents, and their children. While shopping in the Antique Center in Savage Mill in Maryland, I live to stop at a booth called the Treasure Trove. They have all manner of antique linens and lace, and this lace was bought from them. It’s Belgian handmade bobbin lace. The piece was the perfect size. The buttons are partly from my friend Amy’s stash, and supplemented with some from The Queen’s Ink. The little baggie of buttons was $2. The lace was $4 or so, which is not bad! It included the littel purple button in the center, so I included it on the piece.

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September Family Collages – #2

I did do my weekly quilt project for the month of Spetember, just did not post them due to traveling. Here is week 2:
This quilt represents my 3 grandfathers who were in WWII. (My grandmother on my mother’s side remarried.) On each of the photos was written a little note, which I turned into applique-ed phrases. I beaded and trimmed the piece but had little else to put on it until I went to the Queen’s Ink in Maryland, and found a pack of gears by Tim Holtz’s Idea-ology line, called Sprocket Gears. It was just the righ “manly” touch for the work, and could be easily sewn on.

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September Family Collages- #1

I did do my weekly quilt project throughout September, I just had no time to update them due to traveling. Here is the first quilt:

This particular one is centered around a lovely photo of my grandfather’s sisters on the one’s wedding day, and a piece of antique filet crochet. I traded online for the actual sixpence, which brides are to put in their shoe on their wedding day. Seed beads, an actual pearl, some trim ribbon help make up the piece.
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Quickie Update

I’m about to get on a plane to Las Vegas for work, but here’s some of my latest work.

This robot is either putting his heart back or taking it out. Your choice.
The last of the Robot theme. He’s kinda happy.

This is 12 x 12 inches. It’s made for my calendar entry for January for my Fiber Art Divas group. This looks exactly like the sketch and like what I pictured in my head.
Gotta run, but that contest I want to run is coming soon. Stay tuned!
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Domo Arigato

More cute robots. This guy’s arms could have had a bit more contrast. You can’t see them on the blue body that well. I should have done purple or black. C’est la vie!
I appreciate the comments on my last post. Art doesn’t have to have a reason. Right now, I’ll make art and not apologize for it. Much like B.W.O., which I linked to some time last week, in which people who want to blog can just “blog” without apologizing for not “blogging” lately. Apologize to your friends for not writing, don’t apologize to the ether for not blogging. In that same vein, why make art for a reason if you don’t have to? I mean, I do have some reasons to make art: A postcard project for CyberFiber, and some online ATCs, and I would like to finish the journal quilt that I missed the deadline on just to complete the idea and get it out of my head. So there are bunches of things I can do, I just don’t have to be sorry about it.
On another note, two things are going on here: One is we are having built in bookcases put in the next 2 week sometime. We’re very excited to finally have our library come together. Second, I’m pulling together some cool stuff for a giveaway on my blog! Woo woo! So if you are a regular reader, you could be a winner! Oh, and if you work at OfficeMax in the Chicago area, and you visited my blog on 8/20/08, please email me, you were my 5000th visitor and I want to send you something cool.

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