Friday, July 2, 2010

Minneapolis Trip

Sucheta and Sunil showered us with warm Indian hospitality during our trip to Minnepolis. At Sneha’s graduation party, we met some wonderful people including Reshma and Manoj who had us over for a wonderful dinner.
My gift to Sneha was a graduation pillow. I started with a Ginko Colorwheel. To the center, I added a kaleidoscope of her photo in Kaleidoscope Creator 2 and then printed it on fabric. I also printed vital stats on a transparancy via the inkjet printer. I then cut the text apart and sewed it onto the Gingko leaves. I added a clarinet tie to the side of the pillow and added her favorite quote to the back.

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts was fun.

The Mall of America had a great bead shop..we were looking for beads and crystals for a peacock’s eyes and feathers for our quilt. The quilt was a duplicate of one we had started last year. We added dots in the feathers for highlights. We worked together to finish the quilt during this visit and it just sparkled!

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden had a Conservatory with a huge glass fish along with many plants and trees. The giant Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture with a spray of water created a colorful rainbow. It was a wonderful walk on a picture perfect day.