Sunday, October 7, 2007

Green and Gold Fan

I have a small collection of stamped brass filigree shapes, so after touching up a wedged shaped piece with some gold acrylic paint, I used it as the base of the next fan.

Oops, must tuck that edge in under the yellow rickrack.
Don't ask me what's going on above it with that blanket stitched chenille. Sometimes I kinda lose it.

I did go to the Art and Soul Retreat Vendor's night last night, but flew out the door without my camera, so I have no pictures of the event.
But you can imagine tables set up in a big hotel banquet room piled with heaps of supplies. May the Gods forgive me, but all of that mixed media stuff starts looking the same to me after awhile. Of course, all our crazy quilts probably look the same to those folks too.
Certainly they were a well-dressed, arty-looking crowd of middle-aged women having a very
good time, crowding the tables and filling their shopping bags. And that is to the good, for sure.

And I did score! Here is my haul...what could be cooler than embroidered rick rack? Also that batch of narrow rickrack was a good deal and a timely find--I am thinking about those fan blades looming in my future.
That vile little vial of beads contains a mix of colors and sizes from 15 to 20. Bead dust. It sits next to some 2mm black sequins. I am asking for trouble here but these could be great within some of my patches on the "H" quilt.
That big bag of mixed brown beads was also an excellent deal.
Stash Refreshment is awfully fun...

On a completely separate note, my sister-in-law sent me a link to this UTube performance. For all you moms out there, you will definitely's called The Mom Song.


Pat Winter Gatherings said...

Cool stash!What a fun outing. I saw the "mom song" lady on the morning show Thursday. She didn't dream it would make it so big. Just go on you tube and you're and instant star!! LOL.

Momma Bear said...

Ahh yes,referring to the mom song, I think I may have said all those things at one time or another!
thankyou for the ROTFL! i neede that!)

S'mee said...

delurking! Your site is fabulous, I am in awe of what you create! So beautiful.

And that you tube has been the best link today!

Heaven said...

I so wish I could sew, I must take a class and learn. I love all the colours you chose.

Allie that video had me in Stitches thanks for sharing!

Threadspider said...

Moms on your side of the pond or mine say the same things! What fun.Great trip you had and great finds for your quilt. I'll be spying out for them.

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Replenishing the stash is good for the soul!! How about a close-up of that embroidered rick-rack!!?? I'm sure the Gods will forgive you for that remark, as they will forgive me my comment that needlepoint canvases in the tree ornament genre have all looked alike for the last 8 years. I may be tarred and feathered for that one.

Cat said...

What a fun pile of stash! I want to dump out the beads and finger thru the rick rack. I clicked and enlarged the picture but just couldn't get my hands into it!

Now to go check out the mom link...