Monday, September 26, 2011

Chocolate Festival Quilt

The Chocolate Festival quilt is 99% complete. I have just a little hand quilting to add here and there to highlight the different parts of it. It will be a doorprize at the Chocolate Festival for the Soul which takes place at Krum First United Methodist Church this Saturday.

Many thanks to Debbie who has a long-arm quilting machine and for all the help with the appliques, etc.

I think it turned out well.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Autumn Arrangement

Just a quick update. Tonight we're going to hear the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra at the Bass Hall. Can't wait. They'll be playing The 1812 Overture as well as Holst's The Planets. Okay, the only way I know The Planets is from an Inspector Lewis PBS program from a few weeks ago. But what I heard of it sounded great.

Regarding the picture above, I made this today to use in staging photographs with an autumn feel. The height of the arrangement is around 1 inch - I think it's hard to tell from the photo. The pumpkin-looking vase is actually a bead that I painted with 2 colors of orange, a little brown for highlights ... or is it lowlights? .... and then a nice glossy finish. The flowers are all made from teeny punches of handpainted paper (handpainted it myself this morning).

All in all, I'm pleased. I think it will serve me well almost to Thanksgiving. Sometime in early November I'll switch to a Christmas themed arrangment.

Poinsettias? Or a tiny Christmas tree?