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summer mixed media journal season is here ~

hello summer! 75 degrees, no wind, beautiful sunshine and a shady patio. perfection defined! ~~~~~~~ … and a new season for making mixed media journals begins. i grab {just a few} key art supplies:   washi tape, paper words, pens, little scrappy knick knacks n’such,  {because, let’s face it, it would take hours upon hours  to bring it all outdoors!} and …

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blueberry hill artsy leaf quilt ~

good friday to you all ~it has been fun to experiment with hand dyed fabric, adding a bit of color and pattern using a stencil i’ve had for a while now, {from stencil girl products} and the lovely and ever-lasting shiva paintstiks.  and of course, blending leaves and adding them on top is like taking me to a candy store! …

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trouble shooting silks acrylic glaze paint ~

hello there ~i’ve been on a fact-finding tour of sorts, using the silks acrylic glaze paints on fabric. they are shimmering, and beautiful, and very blendable, which is one of the facts i love about this product the most.that being said, i have found them to be a challenge in keeping the bright, transparent color once an item has been washed.  so… …

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journal fever ~

hi there everyone,with the big wedding over, this past weekend found me playing around for couple hours messing around in the studio, and well… making a {bigger} mess!i was in the mood to make some journals, as i received a couple new stencils, from stencil girl products, and i was anxious to try them out.  {great sale, thanks mary beth}. …

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she felt peace ~ my first house quilt

hello everyone out there in ‘bloggy land’  it’s been awhile it seems! i was not expecting to be down so long with just a ‘little’ spring cold.  i’ll tell ya, it’s packed a big spring punch, that led to a sinus infection, and some bronchial issues. hopefully… i’m leaving the worst behind, and so back into the saddle i’m trying …

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Stencil a New Heart ~ {with a new Terri Stegmiller stencil}

hi y’all! {montana drawl} i got to play with a new stencil over this past weekend. this is one designed by terri stegmiller, for stencil girl.  terri is a wonderful artist and designer.  i always look forward to playing with her whimsical style. {and you knew, right ~ true love is a well painted stencil!} i don’t clean my stencils, but sometimes …

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~ Happy Glorious Easter ~

“Arise my love ~ arise … my love ~ !   The grave no longer has a hold on you!!” {song melody by the group NewSong} Rejoicing! ~ Happy Easter ~ He is Risen!  {Indeed!} Soli Deo Gloria Leslie says:

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Canvas ~ Simply Love

Hi there!Ahhh… the sweet solitude of a weekend at home!  Made it ~ at last.   Here’s a canvas I created, begun with a piece of old paper, stenciled using Color Shine sprays, and Margaret’s heart stencil {from Stencil Girl Products}  A very fun beginning, and then I added a piece of batting to the back, and stitched it in black …

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Terri’s Garden ~ Part 1 ~ GiveAway reminder!

Hi everyone ~ wow it’s been quite the week!  Thank you for all of your kind remarks on our “Great Adventure” { a love story!}  God is so good ~ all the time.The little quilt piece below is one I’ve been trying to finish. Not done yet!  {but I am really lovin’ the process of playing with it} ~ this is …

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Sunshine & Trapunto ~

Hi friends,Sunshine and Trapunto, huh?  Well, if I could make a cute little song or rhyme from it, I would, hence the less than inspiring title of this post.  But it just doesn’t quite come together, does it?  And that’s how I’m feeling about this quilt.  Love the little ditty – “I’ve got Sunshine… on a cloudy day…” from the song …

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February ~ “Heart’s Afire” ~

Hello friends; Happy Monday! Here’s my prelude to “March Madness” ~ Heart Madness! {lol} what do you think?  While it’s not March, it’s time for hearts!  Even tho I love watching college basketball, and especially “March Madness.” Playing basketball was a major factor in keeping me focused, and motivated in my high school years.  I went on to play college ball …

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Delight Yourself ~ Psalm 37

Hey friends,  welcome ~ and Happy Friday!You may have read about the quilting and playing I’ve been doing with the new stencils from Terri, {which are available for purchase from Stencil Girl Products}.  So… here’s another finish, using my favorite stenciled text fabric as flower appliques. Again, more of my Basic Grey “grunge fabric” in that sweet color, aqua, and …

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In The Pink ~

Hi and good morning everyone!I’ve been playing with those little fusible flowers from the Stencil “Flowers 20” by Terri Stegmiller.  This piece is a pale pink fabric… and bit of a change for me, as I don’t often gravitate toward those soft, pale, {but very beautiful} pastels in my quilting.  These little flowers, though, just seemed to belong there.  After …

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Live In The Spirt ~

Hi all, I’ve been working ~ playing hard, trying to keep up with all those beautiful prints I’ve made from Terri’s NEW stencils!  A delight, truly!  {i’m not complaining}  I’m really so excited not only about creating with these unique designs, but even more ~ to use them in my own style… It will likely be no surprise to you;  …

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Winter Flowers ~

Hey friends, I have more to show you… been having fun piecing and quilting my new ‘custom fabrics’ I’ve made using Terri’s Flower 20 stencil.   If you look closely you’ll see this is the ‘white on white’ type of printed fabric onto which I applied the stencil, and then the s.e.i. dyes were sprayed onto it. Once dry and cured …