Quilting class

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The class this month at the Pecos Valley Quilters Guild was Microwave Mitts by Margaret Tilley. It took me about an hour to do. She estimated about three hours. The quilt guild has a class every month. It was quick and fun!

Art Time

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This is a work in progress from the class I am teaching. I am very happy with the way it is turning out and had to share. We made gelli papers and glued those down, along with some bits of brayer paper (cleaning off our scrapers and brayers onto paper = brayer paper), and other bits of ephemera (I had some scrapbook paper). Later we made texture paste and tinted it with colors and used our freshly made sprays over the page. I added a bit of a sparkle spray called “Frost” on the bottom of my pages. I love the color mix I got! What do you guys think? Tell me in the comments below. 😀

New Bottle & Tea

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Hunny bought me a bag in a bottle the other day and the bottle is nice and big.
I think it is a wonderful size for iced tea! I just made some of (one of) my favorite tea and poured it over ice in the bottle. Yum! Thanks Hunny!

Quilt Pattern & Ink adventures

Worked on a quilt pattern the other day. Copying each piece and cutting it out to use. I am hoping to have the completed quilted wall hanging in this year’s quilt show and sell the patterns on Etsy sometime afterwards. I already have the fabrics chosen for this and it is going to be gorgeous! (I keep teasing my friend, who is getting the finished quilt.)

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I think half of the fun for me is designing my own patterns. I like designing things and then making them. They don’t always turn out like you would expect but I can tweak it here and there until it is wonderful. 🙂
When I sell this design it will definitely be “field tested”! Lol
Oh! I had some interest in my bracelet at Tokay! Yay! (I am selling a jewelry set there right now, and hopefully put another piece in the gallery soon too.) If you guys don’t know already: Tokay Beaded Art Gallery is the only bead-focused art gallery in the world! I’m pretty sure…maybe you guys should go to her site and check to make sure I have that right! Hehe 😉

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In other news… (yeah, I just like “saying” that) I have a new fountain pen that didn’t come with any ink. I thought “oh wouldn’t it be awesome if I could get some India ink and use it in my pen and I could have awesome colors and mix them and have shimmer and it will be permanent if I want to do water colors over a drawing or use alcohol pens or markers and I can refill it so it will last foreeeeeever?!” (Yes, I think in run-on sentences a lot.) Well, apparently  (according to the pen experts and anyone that I have asked that knows “stuff”) India ink has shellac in it. Shellac will ruin your pens. Sigh. 😦 Sniffle. I had to take my latest favorite color (and two others) back to the store. I am very saddened. I could use it with dip pens but I tried them and they are not my friends. We just don’t get along. So… back to looking at super expensive inks online – that may or may not look the way I want them to. Btw my latest favorite colors are a kind of coral and mint green. I’m talking bright orangey pink and bright teal green color. Not a soft mint that could be pastel and go in a baby’s room or a way too orange of a coral that it clashes.

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The two photos above, are the colors. “Jade” and “iridescent Salmon”.
I was going to mix the Jade and this

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Color together to get a pretty Caribbean deep sea look. Wouldn’t that be gorgeous to write with everyday?! 😮 I can’t seem to find the color of ink that I am looking for… anywhere. If you guys find it let me know ok? Fountain pen safe and permanent when dry.
Bye for now! 🙂