Thursday, 23 May 2013

Very nice!

The Peony piece is coming along nicely but I have totally changed my thoughts on doing the stamens! Nothing special to show yet but I intend to paint the anthers today so they can be set in place and then the filaments made. My original plan was to use Reemay for them too but I cur them the other night and did not like them at all so I am going with a less formal, less organized look made from my hand dyed fabrics. Gotta find, or MAKE the right colours today. So, stay tuned!

And now, I am honoured and pleased to report that we attended the Artists' Tea at McDougall Cottage in Cambridge, ON where the Wee Quilt Challenge is underway and I received an Honourable Mention for Excellence for my entry, Tangy Wood Bluebells! In case you have not seen the piece, here it is!

Hah! I did what so many suggested and typed first , THEN added the picture. Seems to work well. I will be interested to see what happens if you want to add more than one picture. Thanks folks!

The show's theme this year was Memories of the Old Sod. Bluebells are one of my very favourite memories of Kintyre!

I am posting this to the needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com thanks again for all of the suggestions to solve my picture problems!

16 comments:

  1. A very lovely piece....congratulations!!

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  2. The bluebells piece is fabulous - I love your use of the subtle plaid for some of the leaves!

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  3. beautiful piece - congratulations on your ribbon!

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  4. Oh my, I wish I could do things like that. It's beautiful.

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  5. So pretty... I had a hard time telling if the bottom was a photograph. Love the fiddle heads. Your whole composition it wonderful.
    Hugs

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  6. I saw your piece yesterday at MacDougal House. Very nice, LOVED it. I like the way you did the bluebells and the leaves, and the gauzy bits. I had to leave a bit earlier, so didn't stay for tea. Have to catch you another time!

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  7. What an incredible little quilt!

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  8. Love the little quilt. Congrats on the honourable mention for it and also for the Award of Merit on your Smoke Bush Leaves at the Grand National Quilt Show.

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  9. Well done with editing the picture. Looks like a lovely piece of work.

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  10. This piece is beautiful! Congratulations! I really love all the textures.

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  11. That is a lovely piece!! It is so realistic and I love the variation in foliage. Congratulations. I have had trouble with adding script and photos before too so now when I post I write a bit then move my cursor down a couple of lines before adding the picture so I can go back up and write more if I decide to. If my cursor gets stuck in the wrong place, I think I use my down arrow to move the cursor below the picture. When I upload several pictures at once they tend to all show up whether I selected them or not and sometimes the cursor won't go in between them to enable me to write so I have had to remove a photo, write a bit, then bring it back. It can be tricky. I hope this is helpful.

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  12. A very lovely piece and deserving of an award ... Congratulations !

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  13. Even more lovely when viewed in person.....photos never do the works justice. Congrats on your award!

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