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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Expecto Patronum Night Lights on: May 13, 2016 04:30:16 PM
Love LOVE this!!!!
22  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Prayer Flag Swap Round 6 Gallery on: May 13, 2016 12:41:37 PM
Hi everybody!

I have been sneaking in to see all the pictures of the beautiful flags coming in; but haven't had time to post. So many beautiful flags!

My other partner, red popsicles, sent me a flag and I was finally able to grab it from my PO the other day. Please see below a picture of my DARE flag. It seems to be paint on a cute rosebud print. Super cute! She also included some chocolates! Thanks so much red popsicles!

23  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Three Tiny Movie Things Round 5 (SU Closed, SO 5/11) on: May 10, 2016 11:41:31 AM
Oh good. I won't be late then. Last week just totally messed up my crafting schedule!
24  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Disney Villain swap round 2 Sign Ups: April 11-18, Send Outs May 19th on: May 10, 2016 11:39:40 AM
Weekly check in!

Since we are kind of midway through the swap this week's check question is:

How are you doing? Crafting going along well? Life treating ya okay?

When my partner said she was done with mine, I felt behind the curve; but I realized that it shouldn't take too long to finish the item I am working on right now. I'm excited to see how it will turn out!

Life is okay. Mother's Day was good.
25  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hulk lamp on: May 06, 2016 10:55:58 AM
Thank you! That is awesome!!
26  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Prayer Flags on: May 06, 2016 09:49:43 AM
I participated in the recent Prayer Flag swap for the first time recently. I had two partners and we were required to make a flag for ourselves as well.  I *never* craft for myself. Okay...maybe on a rare occasion I do; but I was wanting to embroider something and I always seem to embroider for others; but I really wanted to make something for myself. So the Prayer Flag swap was very timely.

My first partner, loves2experiment, and I exchanged a couple emails while I was in the process of brainstorming. During that time, I also found the perfect quote.

While black doesn't seem like a logical choice for a prayer flag, (Christian beliefs anyway), but when looking for a good wildflower picture to go with the quote, I found this chalk drawing. Going to the store to look for fabrics, I just couldn't see it being anything but black. I think it works.



I am the Mistress of Google. While searching for a focus with the words my partner picked, I found this quote by Nikki Rowe. After a couple emails with my partner, the quote insisted it be included. You know how it can be.



My second partner and I swapped a couple messages and she mentioned her intention was to help her urban garden have a good season. So I picked abundance as her word. I then spent some time looking for a focus. She mentioned mythology, witchcraft and the elements in her questionnaire. So I envisioned some sort of symbology done in an artful way. I also was thinking of some of the zentangle tangles that might be incorporated.

During my search, I kept running across Ukrainian pysanky. It's folk designs on Easter eggs. After scrolling through pages and pages of those beautiful designs, I decided to use it to design the flag.



The pattern on the bottom is actually from sashiko symbolizing water. The flowers and bees are to encourage pollination,




The hens are to fulfill wishes and symbolize fertility. Interestingly, they are supposed to only be shown at rest, never flying. The wheat wishes for good health and a good harvest.



Stags represent wealth and prosperity.



The colors were chosen  with care as well. The blue/green fabric is to symbolize the sky, good health, new growth and hope. Orange as the primary thread color symbolizes strength, endurance and the eternal sun. It also looks good with the fabric! And the small amount of red on the wheat encourages happiness in life, hope, passion and the sun.

The words I picked for myself were reforge, balance, dare, blessings and strength. Thinking on it, I went with 'blessings' because it was something I really needed to work on remembering.

I lost my dog Sophie a couple years ago.  She had been a free puppy in front of the grocery store, given to a niece...but the Mom was NOT happy and was going to get rid of her...and then my daughter brought her to me and begged to keep her. It was a close thing. I almost said no. She was a mutt and we had no idea what her background was.

Best decision I made. She turned out to be the sort of dog that makes other people want to get a dog. She brought me through a black depression and made our lives so much better.

I had wanted to embroider her portrait. This was the perfect opportunity.



My favorite detail.



The original picture for comparison. If you can't really tell, that is a sticker from an apple on her nose. She was very tolerant. In this picture, she was about six months old. I miss her every single day.






27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Video Game Swap on: May 04, 2016 10:44:24 AM
Yes! A medium or a medium and small sound GREAT!!! Sign me up!
28  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Three Tiny Movie Things Round 5 (SU Closed, SO 5/11) on: May 02, 2016 11:15:03 AM
I finished one item completely. I am working slowly but steadily on the second item. Creation of both of the items left might be slightly delayed. BFs ex had a family crisis, so we have the boys for the week and I have a trip planned this coming up weekend to my Mom's with the BF and the boys (first time there). So I might be crafting down to the wire; but expect to be done on time.
29  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Disney Villain swap round 2 Sign Ups: April 11-18, Send Outs May 19th on: May 02, 2016 11:05:19 AM
Ursula. Hands down. I like the Sea Witch's attitude.  Grin
30  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / Re: Punch Needle Anyone? on: May 02, 2016 08:32:16 AM
I have before, but that was years back.
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