Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MONDAY???? What is going on?

 April was showing us her new pens for the art classes she is taking online.  They come in a beautiful assortment of color.  Carolyn is cutting out squares from her son's old athletic tee shirts.  She will make this into a very creative quilt for his bed.
 Karen is working on cards.  I thought she might be working on more art journal pages.  She is hooked on them, but took time out to make a few cards.
 April was working for a few minutes and came up with this fantastic design.  She was working on shading techniques.  See below in more detail.
 Carolyn is carefully cutting out the squares for her quilt.  It was fun to have her with us for a visit.  She lives close to Jan and Karen.
 These are three of the cards Karen was working on.  She can take something a person might throw out and work it into a card or journal page just perfectly.
 Mary was working on carved stamps and did 5 altogether.  These are 3 of the ones she made.
 This is a close up on the detail of April's drawing with the shading technique.
This is the feast April prepared for us.  There was salad, chicken salad sandwiches and yummy pecan bars.  It was wonderful!  Thank you, April.
Look how far Pinky has gone on her new rag rug.  She added a few rounds of hot pink and it just set it off. What a nice present this is going to be.  Good job, Pink.

We met on Monday instead of Tuesday and I am all messed up now...thinking this is Wednesday :>))  April is driving again and Tues just wasn't going to work, so being the flexible gals that we are, we switched to Monday for awhile.  It was so good, however, to have April with us for the full day.

We will be meeting at Mary's this next week.  We all have been working on our flags as they are due on June 12.  I understand there will be a birthday bash on June 4 with an all out shopping spree and meal(s) in town...can't wait!

You might wonder why you don't see Jan.  She had to leave early as Rocky (her faithful dog-friend) was not feeling good and she felt she needed to take him home.  Jan was working on another chemo hat of a beautiful varigated yard that would brighten anyone's day.

Come visit us again next week!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Winner of the final give away

Laurie of Farmgirl in the Burbs is our final winner!  I sent you an email notice, Laurie, if you don't receive it leave a comment here, we need your mail address so as to send you the book.

Congratulations to all the winners!  We had fun so perhaps we will do it again next year.  Stick around for further adventures with Mary, April, Jan, Pinky, Karen and Lyla.  You never know what we might be up to.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fun Tuesday At Karen's...

We all met at Karen's for the day on Tuesday.  April was working, so she joined us around 2 in the afternoon.  She shared with us some new water color crayon-type colors that she just purchased.  The colors were bright and beautiful.  She just added water to them and it looked like she did the whole painting in water color...fantastic!

Karen provided a yummy and healthy lunch for us all with cheese and meat on skinny bagels.  They were so good.  She had fruit and nuts and great coffee.  Thanks, Karen!

Jan worked on some cards and part time on a hat she is making.  3rd and 4th Pictures down...You will notice that on Jan's cards there is Chinese lettering.  Karen gave each of us some clippings from a Chinese newspaper.  Jan used hers right away...
Karen worked on some art journal pages.  See the 6th picture down...
Pinky was putting rows of bright pink on her rag rug  7th picture down...
Mary was designing and carving rubber stamps.
When April got there, she drew us a picture with her new water colors, so we had a demonstration.

The birds were out in full force at Karen's.  I think she is luring all the birds in the entire neighborhood!

Karen's daughter, Keely, brought her back a beautiful tile from her Australia trip to see her son.  See the 5th picture down.  The second picture is some postcards of the same type of art work.

Thanks, Jan, for posting the pictures below and here are a few of what everyone was doing.

Sixth and final give away starts here

Our final give away is from Lyla and is this collage book that she made.

Full of fun pages and images

each page is different
Different size pages

closed the book measures 5"X7"

If you want this you must leave a comment on this post, telling us you want to be in the give away.

Make sure we have a way to contact you in case you win.    We will pick a winner on May 8th.  Good luck!
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Crafting at Karen's

Yesterday we gathered at Karen's.  Mary was designing and carving stamps right before our very eyes!

She seems to have a knack for this.  We are encouraging her to try making some to sell since she seems to enjoy it so much.  What do you think?  Would you buy stamps like these?  I'm sure we will post on the blog if she decides to try it, and you will have first chance at purchasing them if you are interested.

I didn't get any other photos of the groups work, maybe Mary did.  I did snap this one of two of Karen's pets.  That is Scrabble the cat and YumYum the pug, best buds.

The next post will be our final giveaway, so stay tuned.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Winner of our 5th Give away is Audrey!

Audrey, you are the winner of this wonderful stash of goodies.  I already have your address so will be mailing it out to you pronto.  We hope you will let us know if you get any cool stuff made using some of these supplies. 

I will list our final give away tomorrow so I hope you will all come back and check it out and sign up for it.