Monday, November 22, 2010

No words, just cuteness

Patsy and Edwina

Flower Pounding

Last Saturday I went to our Metropark Quilt show and Karen Benke from the Little Red Quilt House in Medina did a wonderful demo on flower pounding. She's lots of fun and I hope to get over to her shop and see what else she might be teaching there.
So of course I had to run home and hunt for flowers and give it a try.

Not too much poundable stuff left...
The only flowers left were some Gaillardia daisies and a couple of mums and one little bitty geranium bud. But I did scrounge up some Japanese maple, strawberry plant, fennel, thyme, oregano, dusty miller and an unknown vine that worked really well.

I wasn't too thrilled at first...kind of 'meh'

But it turned out that flower pounding is one of those things where 'more is more'
And it's kind of addictive...must have more flowers.
Oh -- pounding herbs is the best part -- smells fantastic!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Finally online!

My computer has been giving me fits this week and I have so much to say!!!

On Sunday, I drove to Toledo to meet up with Lynn (Fibra Artysta) at Tony Packo's for lunch and I just had the best time I've had in ages!
Lynn is a talented artist and a wonderful person, but I already knew that from our online friendship. In person, it was like finally meeting someone that you've known all your life. Yeah, that makes no sense, but it was like that. I'm German, Lynn is Polish -- so we grew up on the same kinds of foods and meeting up at a Hungarian restaurant was perfect.

We asked our server to take pics of us, but she was worried about getting caught holding my cell phone.
Looks like her hands were shaking.
We're much cuter in person and not so fuzzy...LOL!


Glen Campbell and Rosemary Clooney's buns -- they have hundreds of signed buns, from rock stars to Presidents!

We talked about everything under the sun and I laughed so much that my face was stuck in a smile for a couple of days. And I had to tell everyone at home, about how awesome Lynn is.
Lynn brought me a goodie bag with some thermofax screens and paint and I'm having so much fun with those. Now I get why everyone is so crazy about thermofaxes!
If you don't already know about Lynn, she has an Etsy shop (Lynn's Etsy shop) , where she sell screens and paint and will even make custom screens with your own designs.
And if you don't know how to use them or care for them, Lynn also has some great video tutorials here: video tutorials.

I did these with two of the screens from Lynn.
So easy and so much fun!

I haven't gotten away very much the last couple of years and my visit with Lynn was totally revitalizing. She's that kind of a person!
It was a great day for me and I'm really looking forward to the when we can get together again and play with fabric and paints.

Thanks Lynn! :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Road trip!

I'm so excited today!
I'm taking a road trip to Toledo to meet and have lunch with my online friend Lynn from Michigan. She has a wonderful blog and website and curates the Breaking Traditions exhibit. Check her out -- she's doing some very cool things!