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Hawksbill Reef

I took a full-time job outside the home back in March, and haven't had time to do much quilting for myself since then. This quilt is one that I started back last winter. It's a small quilt and was inspired by the theme of MQS - "Under the Sea".  This is the first quilt I've tried using Angelina fibers in. I am also using fabric paint, colored pencil, rhinestones, and perhaps beads. And if I can find them, have some small sea shells that I can incorporate. So far everything is just pinned into place. I'm still contemplating other changes and additions as it feels very incomplete to me.  There is still a lot of work to do on this quilt and hopefully I'll have it done for our guild show June 2013!

Carpenter's Wheel

This customer quilt is made by Janet M. Imagine the number of hours she put into creating this beautiful top.

Journal Covers

Fancy Threads met yesterday and we learned how to make journal covers from our fellow guild member, Janet Mehmert. This cover was designed by Janet. She gave each of us a kit to play with and make our own design with the elements in the kit. I struggled with the tan piece of fabric and finally asked Janet what she had planned for that piece. This is her design for this kit.  Janet also showed us how to capture items under sheer fabrics, like the ginkgo leaf in the photo. She also showed us how to use "found objects" like the olive stick in the photo. The leather piece is stamped. Once again using scrap booking supplies in quilting. Thank you Janet for sharing your talents with us.

Card Making

I am really new to scrapbooking and card making. In fact I have resisted the temptation to learn this craft for a very long time. However, when Fancy Threads started up and we used scrapbooking supplies in our art quilts, I just had to try papercrafting. These cards are my recent projects. The little girls are stamps I purchased at Hobby Lobby, then colored in with colored pencils. My inking skills are still .... awful, but I'll get the hang of it eventually. The ovals were all cut using my June Tailor quilting templates. Quilting and scrapping supplies  do interchange! This little puppy was a paper-pieced pattern from Scrapbooks, Etc. The layout is from Mary at CardzTV .

Road to Recovery

Oh, the humiliation! Molly had a couple of small pressure sores on her leg under the bandage, so we had to apply the "cone of shame"! Then to top it off, we have to keep her activity restricted - hence the play pen. She's adjusting quite well! So far the vet is very happy with her progress. We go back for another check-up in 2 weeks which will be 6 weeks post-op. If all is well, we can increase activity with short walks on the leash.

Poor Puppy

This is what has kept me busy the past week. Molly blew out her knee :( She had surgery a week ago and I'm supposed to keep her quiet! This is a very energetic puppy, so keeping her quiet is a huge challenge. Our vet said that her lower leg was rotated in and that caused the tendon to pull lose. Hopefully this surgery will be all she needs. We have another couple of months of recovery to get through. Wish us luck!