I did my end-of-the-month post before thinking of the Wandering Camera photo linkup and my DrEAMi!. I don't want to miss it but I don't have much to post, so I've decided to travel vicariously through my daughter who is presently studying Art History in Venice (how cools is that 😊)
She has given me permission to share a few pictures that she's posted on Facebook or Instagram, so here they are!
This is one of the first pictures she took. I think that it's one of my favourites.
|Venice - strolling along the canal|
|Boats moored along the canal|
This image, so evocative of Venice, was taken on her way to the Biennale.
|Venice in all its splendor|
My daughter has given me permission to use her pictures in my art and on my blog. I am planning on making at least one art quilt from these....eventually 😊
While I'm travelling vicariously at this time, I am meeting her in Venice at the beginning of December. I'm sure that I'll have my own photos to post after that trip.
When I was younger, I used to love to give cards on special holidays or moments. I've grown out of that, probably because I've ended up throwing out too many of them. This year, as the birthday season in my family approaches (September to November is crazy!), I've decided to make minis to give instead of cards. I just think that they are more useful since they can be used as decoration, rug mugs, etc.
Deciding what to make was a bit of a challenge since I didn't want to make traditional blocks. Finally since I also promised to make a small quilt for the Charitable Campaign auction at work, I thought that a nature theme would be popular since I work for Parks Canada. So I recently bought a few "Made by Marney" foundation paper pieced patterns through Craftsy. There's a bear, fox, moose, mallard duck and loon.
I'm already behind since I got the idea after my second brother's birthday and my niece, sister-in-law and husband's birthdays are coming up quickly. Oh well, hopefully I can catch up soon. I'll post this one along with the finished ones in November some time.
What I learned
- So many ideas and projects and so little time :-(
- I enjoy making these foundation paper piecing blocks but I ended up spending what little time I had this weekend finishing up my Art With Fabric piece. The reveal is November 7th but I needed to have my photo ready by October 31st. For the first time in age, the piece is done, not only on time but ahead of time! Hopefully is will stop raining here long enough to take some outside shots. They're always the best.
I will be linking this post to Wandering Camera, DrEAMi! at Sandra's mmm! Quilts, as well as many other cool parties. Go check them out :-) Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, Moving It Forward, What I Made Monday, Tuesday Colour Linky Party, Linky Tuesday, Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers, Silly Mama Quilts WIPs, Needle & Thread Thursday, Friday Foto Fun, Finished or Not Friday, Oh Scrap!, Can I Get A Whoop Whoop?,