Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fan Angel

An angel from a pieced and embroidered grandmothers fan, matted and framed.The red background is from a mantel cover, the white is  half of a table runer, the wings are from a sheer ornament fabric and the head is a large pearls while the halo is made with wired pearls.

Cars, Trees and Traditions exhibition

A great exhibit of 70 Years of Jeep highlighted the 55,000-square-foot Walter P. Chrysler Museum along with the Cars, Trees & Traditions Holiday Exibition.  Eight decades of holiday season celebrations were paired with Chrysler vehicles throughout the Museum. Evergreens featured authentic ornamentation from the early 1900s through the 1980s.

Several Lionel O and O27 gauge model trains spanning several decades were featured among the displays. Several of the box cars, produced by Weaver Ultra Line Cars, highlight current and past Chrysler brands including Dodge, Mopar®, DeSoto and Plymouth. Others spotlight such iconic Detroit institutions as Vernor’s and Stroh’s. The Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club ran a trio of trains on a 14’ x 28’ track.

Vehicle progression from horseless carriages to enclosed, more comfortable and better engineered models that helped change the ways in which Americans celebrated the season’s festivities were wonderfully displayed.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Eyeing Opportunities, Seeing Possibilities

Zentangles on cardstock, coppermesh, popcan,beads, buttons, charms,trims, prismatic foil, cotton fabric

AQ creations

We had a great Adventurous Quilters are some of their creations.
Cyn made wool 3D flowers from a spiral circle that was needlefelted. Carol made baked potato bags and angels from  a handtowel and 2 napkins tied with gold cords. Wanda made paper napkin applique art on canvas. The beautiful cardinal is by Carol Ann. The colorful rugs are by Mary who used wool and Carol Ann who used fabric scraps.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

First Christmas Together ornament

Folded, pieced and embellished with charms, yarns, tassels and trims

Monday, December 12, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemons…

When Life Gives You Lemons…

The tree trunk represents my hand that wants to turn it around instead. The symbolic landscape was designed in Make the Cut Software and cut with my digital cutter.