Thursday, November 17, 2011

MelJen's Challenge, New Images!

MelJen's Challenge this week is to make a Thanksgiving themed card or a card that has a Thank You vibe. Thanksgiving images are always a challenge for me. I have not eaten turkey in over a decade of being a vegetarian and coloring a turkey always tests my memory. This turkey image called "Turkey Shooter" is perfect for the man in your life. This is a turkey that will not lay down and take it this Thanksgiving.

I colored my image with Copic markers. I used paper from K&Co, that I had in my stash and ribbon and cardstock from PTI. I added a sentiment, dimentionals, and some leaf brads. I participated in the Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge for inspiration.

This year I am thankful for many things. For my wonderful daughter and husband. For the love of five furballs. I am infinately thankful that although I am still in pain that I have been able to return to many of my pre-injury activities, although modified. I went from riding a road bike to a recumbent. I am still able to participate in agility. Although, my sweet lab Maddie is retired due to age and Panda is retired due to some arthritis in her shoulders, my little rescue Pearl is shaping up to be a great agility dog. I am thankful also for the support of family and friends. Nature, whether it is in the plants, animals or just the sound of the flapping of bird wings has brought me hope and happiness. My ability to sew and quilt and craft brings me infinate satisfaction and fulfills my deep drive to be creative.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Rainbow Quilt

When I was bedridden, waiting for back surgery, I saw a quilt pattern from Oh Frannson, called the paintbox quilt. I was so inspired by the colors, I wanted to modifiy it. It was my top project to complete after I recovered from back surgery. I used "Ta Da Dots" from Michael Miller and lots of Kona Cotton to make this Rainbow quilt. I also added a pieced back. A modification I made was to add borders. It really gave it a fun look. I added piano key quilting to the borders. On the back I made a super cool quilt label. I love this quilt. It is huge and helps me to remember to be hopeful. I could not post a picture without Pearl. She loves to model and made my quilt look even more fun lol:)

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