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"Great Day For A Bath" "Water Is So Nice" "Oooh" "Splish Splash...... "....I was takin a Bath" "Until....." "Hey!" "Get Outta Here!""Some Birds Have A Lot of Nerve"HAPPY EASTER TO ALL MY FRIENDS WHO CONTINUALLY VISIT MY BLOG AND SHARE IN MY JOURNIES.IT IS THE SIMPLE GOD GIVEN THINGS WE HAVE ALL AROUND US THAT BRING US THE MOST JOY. [...]
Mon, Apr 21, 2014
Source: BSL Art Quilts
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Okay, I just have to say, she's GREAT!Thank you, Sweetie! XOXOXO [...]
Sun, Apr 20, 2014
Source: LaTouchables
Ladies night out by amberkane featuring black and white scarves by →The post Ladies night out appeared first on Amber Kane. [...]
Sun, Apr 20, 2014
Source: Amber Kane
On the Monday after Easter Sunday each year, a centuries old tradition begins anew and continues for five days, Monday through Friday. It is called the Dance of the Old Men or Baile de los Viejos. Few communities in Mexico … → [...]
Sun, Apr 20, 2014
Source: Oaxaca Cultural Navigator
This is another ‘humbug’ shape I made from a panel that I made for the Distant Stitch course. It’s made with gesso and paint over machine stitched cords on a piece of fabric with batting. It’s the method I used for some cards for Postmark’d Art, which I showed in an earlier post. It’s a nice and easy method to achieve some lovely texture. I added some gold foil and circles of stitched fabric to the panel before I made the humbug. The panel was much larger than the postcards, 4050 cm. The edges of this ‘humbug’ are 25 cm. I [...]
Sun, Apr 20, 2014
Source: green in the middle
Hand-coloured eggs from my friend Alexa's very own chickens, with natural dyes... [...]
Sun, Apr 20, 2014
Source: Uta Lenk- justquilts
Sun, Apr 20, 2014
Source: Bear Creek Felting
by →The post 5 outfits to wear for Easter appeared first on Amber Kane. [...]
Sat, Apr 19, 2014
Source: Amber Kane
I just celebrated my 30th birthday, and while I received some awesome gifts, the gifts are never what we remember. We remember the events, the time spent with family and friends. The things that made us laugh and made us cry, those stick with us, those are the stories that we retell. My mom and… →The post What to give your mom for Mothers Day appeared first on Amber Kane. [...]
Sat, Apr 19, 2014
Source: Amber Kane
A TINY BASKET ...  WITH A TINY WOODEN EGG ...  OPEN THE EGG ...  IT SEEMS THERE IS SOMETHING INSIDE THE EGG ...  IT'S A TINY WOODEN DOLL.HELLO, DOLL!  [...]
Sat, Apr 19, 2014
Source: Morna Crites-Moore
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My resolution to post more often direct from the studio using the WordPress app seems to be foundering. I’ve already mentioned some annoyance with the way the app works (or doesn’t) but it isn’t the only guilty party – I’ve made my own contribution by putting a great big loom on my desk. That is it in situ, beyond the other clutter: it’s the new-to-me Varpapuu table loom and it is a fairly substantial object. I don’t have a stand for it, but constructing one might be the best solution. It needs to go somewhere and it can’t stay there! Except [...]
Sat, Apr 19, 2014
Source: Cally Booker
MOTHER AND CHILD :: MARY CASSATT MESSAGE by Harold PinterJill. Fred phoned. He can't make tonight.He said he'd call again, as soon as poss.I said (on your behalf) OK, no sweat.He said to tell you he was fine,Only the crap, he said, you know, it sticks,The crap you have to fight.You're sometimes nothing but a walking shithouse.I was well acquainted with the pong myself,I told him, and I counselled calm.Don't let the fuckers get you down,Take the lid off the kettle a couple of minutes,Go on the town, burn someone to death,Find another tart, giver her some hammer,Live while you're young, [...]
Sat, Apr 19, 2014
Source: Morna Crites-Moore
Sat, Apr 19, 2014
Source: Bear Creek Felting
I have sold another quilt today. How very fortunate I feel to have two sales in one week.This happens to be a piece I love and I am happy to see someone else feels the same. It will be going to a private collector in British Columbia. Seems my Canada friends are liking my work. Thank you Canada! [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Source: BSL Art Quilts
Look at her. What do you think?Being springtime, I thought I'd buy a German May Vogue, and was surprised to read that tribal inspiration has become fashionable, and ethno-chic is in.Really. (but what about 2010, 11, 12, 13...?)Well, neither jewelry nor accessories were highlighted, so I thought I'd show them a cuff which I spent the afternoon making. My inspiration, Ms Vogue Editor, is antique culture, from Africa to the Holy Roman Empire, and further back to the cavemen and women who carved my existence into their stone walls.I enjoy using environmentally friendly materials: here you see some Normandy [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Source: LaTouchables
PHOTO :: ALI JAYE THE SPAN OF LIFE by Robert FrostThe old dog barks backwards without getting up.I can remember when he was a pup. In celebration of National Poetry Month, I am sharing a poem each day this month -- except for the days I miss. :-) [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Source: Morna Crites-Moore
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A phrase that keeps coming to mind, from my usual resource (for haiku and similar), is 「春高楼の花の宴」・はるこうろうの はなの えん・haru kourou no hana no en. In researching its meaning, reference to a song appeared repeatedly and finally found that it is the first line to Kōjō no Tsuki – “Moon over the Ruined Castle”. It seems to allude to Cherry blossom viewing parties (in the castle tower?) and the abundance or “feast of flowers” – something like that. blooms at the NC Japan Center In any event, the phrase hana no en (feast of flowers) seems appropriate to our current season and nature’s abundant response to [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Source: Susan Fennell
It should come to no one’s surprise that when I say that I need to knit down the stash or de-stash it is really me just readying an excuse to buy more yarn. “It’s a mental illness,” to quote a friend. Yep. And I’m refusing therapy. This week the studio is filled to the brim [...] [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Source: Jwrobel
For the Distant Stitch course I’m currently working with poultry netting (or chicken wire). Still working with the ‘teaspoon’ theme I was inspired by the little triangle shape of this Lipton teabag, a so called ‘humbug shape’. It’s simple but effective. I’ve been trying out different materials to make this ‘humbug’ shape with and one of them is chicken wire. Voor de Distant Stitch cursus ben ik op het moment bezig met kippengaas. Het thema is nog steeds ‘theelepel’ en geïnspireerd door het driehoekige zakje van Lipton thee heb ik deze vormen gemaakt. Het is een simpele maar leuke vorm. Ik [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Source: green in the middle
A quick and easy way to create texture is to use a piece of mulberry bark. It comes in either the natural color or bleached. Don't pay attention to the background. I just picked a piece of fabric, knowing that it would be covered anyway. As I am working with circles, it will not be a surprise that this is another circle quilt :-)I quilted the background first and did the facing before I stitched the circles on it. Next step was to add a layer of gesso and paint. Without the gesso the fabric would soak up a lot [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Source: Wil Opio Oguta

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