Sunday, January 27, 2013

a little bit of everything...

i managed to put some more scraps together for another coil wrapped basket. hope to stitch it up today.
click on the images for close-ups.

a real variety of color

my focus has still been on the journaling  class with Karen Ruane. here's another glimpse of pages i'm working on.

that's mom and dad in 1939. i gathered bits and pieces of lace and put them between water soluble stabilizer and did some stitching to hold them together before washing out the stabilizer. and that's mom in the bottom picture. she loved to sing opera.
while looking for something yesterday, and being frustrated because i couldn't find it, i decided to clean out the closet. so lots of things for goodwill this week. and the thing i was looking for wound up being in another room, but it's got me started. today another room will be cleaned out and i know there will be lots more for goodwill.

filling up bags and boxes for goodwill


hope you've had a good weekend.



12 comments:

Rachel said...

It's funny how a sudden fit of tidy-up can arise from a quiet rummage for a particular item...

Deb G said...

More and more I'm realizing that I can be more creative when there is space. :)

Nancy said...

Love seeing your coiled baskets come to life...do show this one when done! Fun to see your pages from Karen's class...so creative. I am right now surrounded by childhood jewelry and trinkets...cleaning out as well! Have a nice Sunday :)

karen said...

so not only has Alchemy got your creative side flowing it has also spurred some sorting out. Let's hope it has that effect on me!!

handstories said...

love your singing mom piece!
& good job goodwilling, maybe i'll get to a pile today...

Velma Bolyard said...

ha! i could use some of this energy here!

kaiteM said...

i'm in clean-up mode here too, i can't start anything new until i've cleaned up and sorted thru the past year's worth!

Marie said...

It always feels good to clear things away! I am trying to do the same. Lovely scraps!
xo

Nat Palaskas said...

Looking good for coil basket. Glad you made time to clean out. My sewing room is still clean. I'm so careful not to mess it up too quickly!

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

all this wonderful multi-tasking. it's fun to find things when you're cleaning up. hope you don't find any unpaid bills, however, that wouldn't be fun. cheers deanna.

liniecat said...

Gosh your busy ...... its true when we look for something.........so often, not finding it means ..... a sort out starts!
Good luck with it!

Peggy said...

The laces make a wonderful border. I love seeing your journal pages and the layering of materials to make the backgrounds. Very cool. xx

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