Monday, 15 June 2009

Little Gems and Flowers

There hasn't been a lot going on chez Mixedmedia this past week as I've had no energy with this medication and have been feeling decidedly yuck, not that I'm complaining as it's all in a good cause. My brain has been off taking a holiday too but today I find that the fog is at least clearing and creative thoughts are returning. Maybe the nasty bug is on its way out? ~ Anyway, short of any new activity I can at least show you my two Little Gem quilts which I completed a couple of weeks ago.
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As you can see the first one is a leftover from the quilt I sent to Italy. It's actually the piece I practised the free machining on.
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The second you have already seen in progress but I have now added some punched tomato puree tube which has been painted with alchol inks.
~ There is still time to make a Little Gem to help the Quilt Museum in York raise funds for its collection. My friend Sandra included a post on her blog some time ago to show how easy they can be to make and I am hoping that I may get at least one more made. If you are going to the Festival of Quilts in August you will be able to enter the tombola for these quilts and may even win a quilt by a famous name! (there are some beautiful quilts on the Little Gems site which you can access by clicking on the Little Gem quilt at the top of my blog).
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In the post today I have received the last two pages of our MixedMediaATC Yahoo group swap.

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I am so pleased to have this page from Jean, the organiser of the swap, as I love her very pretty embroidery.
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This lovely page is from Wendy and I'm also pleased to have a piece of Wendy's work as we met up at the NEC last year. I'm sorry that my photograph doesn't do this justice as the top layer is an organza which has been distressed with a heat tool. The background is a painted vilene. I don't think Jean or Wendy have a blog. ~ Our Yahoo group is taking a summer break with only one swap, which I am hosting, and these flower book pages will be completed with a covers swap when we come back to swapping in September.
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7 comments:

Heather said...

Do hope you are continuing to feel better - I hate it when new medication plays havoc with your system, but you have to give it a chance. Your quilts are both lovely, especially the top one. I hadn't thought of using alcohol ink on tomato tube - I'll give it a go. The two pages are lovely too and so different from each other. The flowers remind me of the embroidery my mother and her sisters did when I was young. It's refreshing to see traditional stitchery after immersing ourselves in so many new techniques.

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

Myfanwy said that the company that is filming the program are the same ones that did Coast. She will let us know when it is being broadcast. I will post the time, cannel etc on my blog.

DILLY said...

Hewo Julie!!!!!!
Be awl luvly!
Julie be vewy clever.

Julie,
Dilly mayke film!
Be bowt Dilly an Bob an thunder!
Come see!
¬"

Jackie said...

I hope you will soon be back to normal. The quilts are lovely little treasures.
x

Moogsmum said...

Hope you soon start to feel much better Julie.

Your Little Gem quilts are lovely :-)
xxx

Helena said...

I hope you're feeling better by now :)

CAROLYN said...

All the work is beautiful, you have some very talented friends!