Monday, November 23, 2009

Weekend Update

Don't leave! You have the right blog! LOL No, this isn't my usual style, but I have had a lot of fun making these simple colorful string blocks. This is a secondary block for a Christmas gift I am working on. I finished them up this weekend and have all the paper tore off. I used Bonnie's suggestion and used telephone pages to paper piece them. It worked like a dream!

Here is the second little collage I finished.

And I redid the ribbon one the first one. I like this a lot better. It is adorable lace made by Moda. I backed them with craft paper and attached hooks for hanging so they would be ready to go.
Here are a few more blocks waiting for a project. The photo on the right was taken before I aged it. I love those Pennsylvania Dutch colors.

I've had a busy weekend. I am hosting Thanksgiving at my house this year, and although there will only be 8 of us I needed to get my recipes together, write my grocery list, get my linens washed, get rid of dust bunnies and fluff the guest beds. I wrapped my first two Christmas gifts! I'm never this early but wanted to get them sent with family members at Thanksgiving.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. Safe travels to those who will be on the road.


  1. I like the collages. I am glad to see you venture out into a different fabric line. I am doing that now with my Kaffe fabric. I agree with you I love the Pa repo fabric. Enjoy thanksgiving!

  2. I especially like the second photo!!!!
    How fun....was it a quick project?

  3. We are going to a restaurant this year for Thanksgiving dinner. Not something I would prefer but a necessity this time round. At least no clean up.

  4. I'm laughing after reading your very first line! Oh yes indeed...was I at the wrong blog? Glad I stayed and scrolled down to see the wonderful collages!!! Love those! I'll send you my address ok? LOL
    Enjoy your turkey day with all!!

  5. The collages are reaaly such a neat idea. I'm looking forward to seeing the brighter fabrics when your gift is given. Happy thanksgiving.

  6. The collages look great, and those little blocks are adorable
    love the Pa ones of course :)
    Good luck with all the cooking and company for Thanksgiving.

  7. I really like these collages. They turned out very nice. Thanks for sharing them. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  8. The shadow boxes are too adorable!
    phone book pages, eh? I'll have to give that I try. How do you remove them? just tear?


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