Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Art projects!

Look what I got in the mail yesterday from Patsy M. in Colorado! A piece of her gorgeous Victorian lady fabric I had admired on her blog........and also some slices of her embellishing laces onto felt..........and the beautiful hot pink fabric sun image! Can't wait to use that on something.......I love bright colors as much as "vintage" browns. Thanks VERY much, Patsy, and your swap is going in the mail today! Be on the lookout.........
And received from the Art Queen herself (Monica Magness), some of the extra beautiful breast cancer squares to be made into an art wall quilt! The wonderful Pink Artist doll she made will start being auctioned next month; so anyone interested, please let me know. I think she says she had received more than 300 squares, which covered the 39" doll's skirt, and also oodles of squares for this wall quilt. I am only one of many who offered to do something more for the breast cancer project, since I'm a survivor of same.

I'm supposed to take these beautiful squares and make them into ANY kind of 10" block I can think of, and return the block to Monica. This fall when all the blocks have been returned to her, she will work her magic again and assemble the blocks into a quilt to also be auctioned. The proceeds of both these ventures are going to the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Thanks, MM, for letting me play with you all again!
Well, my beading buddies came again Sunday afternoon, and I almost got this dang sunflower finished. Now we decided it needs a background and some green leaves! And I don't like FLAT beading much, so I'll be digging in my bead stashes looking for something else to perk it up. Stay tuned!


Maggie R said...

This is an interesting post Phy. The fabric swap is gorgeous....Love the pink squares you are going to assemble.... Great project , I hope we make lots 'o bucks for the cause..
Your beaded sunflower is a beauty. Will be stunning when done... Art on Dear heart

Miss 376 said...

Can't wait to see how you use the lady fabric, it's gorgeous

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The squares are beautiful, Phyl. So is the beading project.
I'm reading a new book I just have to tell you about, although I'm only half way finished. The title is The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. It is soooooo good. I'm caught between not wanting to put it down because it's so riveting and wanting not to read so fast so that it will last longer. It's about a midwestern family who raises dogs--but it has elements of murder, mystery, coming-of-age, and the supernatural. Look it up on Amazon.com and see if it might be a book for you.

GraceBeading said...

Really like your header pic Phyl. I can hardly wait to see what you do with the squares for the Pink Artist project, I know it will be beautiful!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Hey!!! I didn't know oyu posted this, I can't wait to see what you cook up sister!

Catching up here,...feeling a lil itchy with the BUG PICS...eww.

I'll get over it!

art on, Monica :)