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Craft Projects Overtake Murfreesboro Woman's Home

Well that is what you would think if you were to drop by. There is a big queen size quilt on the long arm. A sketch pad color pencils on the kitchen table and a canvas on the stand in the garage. There is fabric on the regular machine too for a new shower curtain. So to say the least I have plenty going on. I just came in from digging in the yard. The front flower bed was over crowed and several of the small bushes had died so I've started working on that a little bit at a time. At this current rate it may take me till the end of May to get it all done, but it will get done. 

The big quilt is taking longer than I had expected. I am over half done then the binding - not really looking forward to that part. This is the biggest quilt I've ever quilted. 


I really enjoyed this Easter. The Church I go to had 2 services on Saturday night and we went to the early service. Then Sunday I slept a bit late and put my bunny cake together and went to my sister's and had a wonderful time. My nephew hunted eggs and we had a wonderful meal. Angel made brownies with strawberry's on the side that were covered in strawberry icing (oh that was to die for) and I made a bunny cake. My mom used to use jelly beans for the eyes and nose. I was lazy and just printed off a cute face and used that. The cake was chocolate and was so moist it was hard to handle and ice. So I called him freckles cause he had a few chocolate crumbs in his white icing. The coconut covered up those for the most part. 


After a too long break in jewelry making I am getting back at it. These were a custom order and I like the way they turned out.  This shows a few of the steps to making such a simple little earring. I love how the light catches on the hammered edges. 


About a month or so ago I got out the poly clay and started making elements for my jewelry. I'd not done any clay stuff in several years. The elements I created were a bit different than my older stuff, but not quite the different I wanted. So I am going to revisit this in a day or two (oops another project) maybe I'll wait till the quilting is done and the binding cut and ready. I have several cool found objects that are sitting on the bench patiently waiting for me. 

My nephew said I am obsessed with octopus and pigs.  Pigs tend to end up in my kitchen and the guest bath for such a small room has 5 octopi in there. I guess this is what happens when you live alone you let your quirky out. So this is a little 3" x 9" and the background was done with the flow paint technique. Tried out a new paint pen for the drawing. 




Comments

Quilt Rat said…
Certainly sounds like you have pretty full days. I like that not only you talk about the work in your outdoor garden.....but also the wonderful addition to your octopuses garden! It's fabulous. You are really putting the results of those "flow" paintings to good use.
Barb said…
You truly are keeping busy...love the bunny!
Gene Black said…
Ah! Great solution for the bunny cake. I may "borrow" that idea when I need to add an element and I don't want to mess up a cake

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