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1  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Yet Another TM Patch Swap R9: SU- CLOSED; SO- July 31, 2017 on: July 20, 2017 05:22:47 PM
I've been shamefully AWOL for a few weeks, but I've been beavering away on my patches. It helped that I'd marked the wrong send-out date on my calendar and thought they were due yesterday! Cheesy I think all of them are pretty good, but as usual the one I spent the least amount of time on is the one I like the best. I hope you like it too, Curiousfae, because I realized after I'd put it in the mail that I somehow mis-remembered what you'd listed on your questionnaire, and didn't get it quite right. It's close, though.  Wink

2  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: More Zombie Dentition Specimens! A Trio of Terror! [a hoard of pics] on: June 23, 2017 03:22:23 PM
Brilliant! The bird leg is a nice touch.

3  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Mermaid Garden on: June 23, 2017 03:02:44 PM
Thanks for including the high-angle photo to show how the waves work. I was wondering about that. It gives a great 3-D effect to the whole thing.

4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Prayer Flag Swap Round SO - 6/10 on: June 20, 2017 06:57:35 PM
Wow, what great flags in here! I love the little red upholstery fabric flowers, and those radiating stitch flags are so great! No wonder you love that silk thread - it just glows. And using Inktense pencils on fabric? Shocked I had no idea! Must try that immediately - I love them on paper. Such intense colours.

So I received my flag from cmarion3 last week, and somehow kept being blocked from posting it. What a terrific trio of tattered tatting she made for us all! Cheesy

I love the spiraling of the narrow lace in all of these. It's especially perfect for my phrase, "Go Within".

Carol mentioned in her card that she had a 35 litre bin of vintage lace, and I thought "Wow, that's a LOT!" Then I realized I actually have two 15 litre bins, so I guess I can't make comments. Embarrassed

So then yesterday, I got my second flag, this symphony in green from Averia:

I love crazy quilting, and these green pieces and the stitching connecting them are so perfect. You almost can't see it in this photo, but there's a copper wire tree floating in the middle of the flag. Thanks so much for this!

And then my own flag. Like a lot of people, I had trouble coming up with an idea, but I finally got it worked out on Thursday evening, but I didn't have time to start it. I had to go to Ottawa for work over the weekend, so it didn't get worked on at all. But what I made when I got back has absolutely no relation to what I had originally intended - an entirely new idea took over and I did the whole thing in about two hours. I was quite surprised when I stepped back and looked at it!

While I was in Ottawa I had time to go the Canadian History Museum, where there is an amazing painting on the domed ceiling of one of the galleries, "Morning Star" by Alex Janvier. When I saw it, I thought "That's what I want my prayer flag to be!" So when I got home I started gathering up bits and scraps of fabrics, ironed Wonder Under onto them, and pieced them together. As I was working, I kept trying to think of what inspiring word I would add, but in the end I decided it just didn't need one. The image is inspiration enough. And tomorrow is the Summer Solstice, so it was meant to be.

5  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Junk Journal Swap - SU: Apr12-Apr21, SO: May22 on: June 10, 2017 06:36:32 PM
That's a great journal, Sharalee! I love how everyone creates a junk journal in basically the same way, but the results are so different! The way your stained pages came out is great - I usually try to make them all even, but I like your "messy" look too.

6  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Prayer Flag Swap Round SO - 6/10 on: June 09, 2017 10:29:34 AM
One is done (and pretty fabulous) but the other is still in progress (because I was over-confident). Probably won't send til Sunday. And I admit my own flag is going to be late. I'm always a lousy swap partner for myself! Grin

7  Craft Swaps / ACTIVE SWAPS WHERE SIGN-UP PERIOD HAS CLOSED / Re: Bird Bee Butterfly Swap SU 5/29 - 6/9, SO 7/9 on: June 09, 2017 10:24:36 AM
I'm definitely one of the waverers, but I've finally had to admit I just can't join this swap, no matter how much I'd like to. I've got several big UFOs that I've absolutely gotto get finished before the end of the summer. So I'll have to just sit back and enjoy the Gallery.  Sad

8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Junk Journal Gallery on: June 06, 2017 04:44:45 PM
I agree!  It's beautiful, Wulf!  I'd love to know more about that cover.

Thanks, all! I'll follow the example of some of our other swap participants, and make a post in the Papercraft board about it.

9  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Prayer Flag Swap Round SO - 6/10 on: June 05, 2017 04:10:29 PM
One is about 90% done. Well, maybe 80%. The other is sketched out on the fabric, but I haven't started the actual work. My own is still a vague cloud of uncertainty.

10  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: Steampunkish/Vintage-y Junk Journal on: June 03, 2017 07:33:53 PM
I'm the lucky partner!  Grin It's even more fabulous in person, too.

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