Looks like I need to clean. There are cobwebs all over the house. Trying to get a few more things done before the fair. The fair is here, less than two weeks. Back to work.
Hubby bought me a drawing/colored pencil book, to improve my drawing ability. It's called "You can Draw! Simple Techniques for Realistic Drawings," by Leonardo Pereznieto. I marked a few things I wanted to try. One of the first things I wanted to draw was the heart necklace. Here is my heart. I love these new pencils! They are the same size lead that comes in the drawing pencils, but I don't have all the wood shavings to worry about.
I went to the thrift store, looking for heavy fabric. I came across a couple of placemats. They weren't completely the same size, but I didn't care, I loved the look of them. The cover I was making is for myself.
I'm still working on my doily. I have two rounds to go. Since the last round is composed of 24 motifs, I decided to tat most of them first. This way, I'm not putting too much stress on the doily. I tatted 19 motifs and now starting to sandwich the rows together.
I was looking for a challenging, cross pattern and came across Muskann's "Magic Square Cross," pattern. This one was just, up my alley...this demands attention! After the third try, I finally settled down and got the rhythm. This cross was for my "Church Mom's," birthday.
I was cleaning out the old, craft show tub and removing all the packaging material for the farmers market. I came across a container full of rock pets. I have room on my market table and put them out for the kids. These were a great hit then and still are...even for us big kids. They make me giggle, every time I set them out.
A dear friend is moving, so I had to make her a going away card. I was looking for a hummingbird that would suit her. She is from Brazil and one of the Brazilian hummingbirds is the swallowtail hummingbird.
Love you Val, I'll miss you.