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 relate....it's called The Mom Song.