Happy Mother's Day!
Love is Patient, Love is Kind
1 Corinthians 13:4
Gourds I grew in my garden last year and harvested them in September or October. It takes 6 months for them to dry out. My husband just cleaned the mold off them today. Should have taken a before photo. They sure looked gross!
Now I get to get them ready for making a bird house.
I was looking through my favorite books the other day and ran across a Gooseberry book I have and they had a idea for making bird houses. Posted on their website is some of what they show in the book, but a different photo on their website. Nice to see some cute ideas. I had no idea how I was going to do this. I am so excited to make the birdhouses.
Check out the Gooseberry website for some ideas.
I have been making some cards again and messing around with watercolor. I really love the water coloring using the dies and stamps. So much fun!
I made my mom this card.
Butterfly Card for Mom
Mom is 86 years old now! just amazing. I pray to God I have her good genes.
I used the Floating Butterfly Frame by Memory Box. This was a very expensive die.
I have a lot of expensive ones. I buy them here and there.
Here is another watercolor I made using the stamp from Penny Black.
It turned out cute. I had to go back in and add some more color to the edges of the card. I am not really into the grunge look. I was just messing around. Next time I want the edges a lot more bright or maybe no edge water painting for the clean look.
I'm working on a table runner I got the pattern from Lori Holt, it's called "Yes You Can"
I can't wait to get it finished. I am doing it so slowly. I've only made one quilt this year, which is crazy. Last year I made like 8 or 10. Tons of table toppers I sold on Etsy and a ton of other things. I am mostly doing a lot of embroidery on my embroidery machine. Mostly free standing. I made quite a few free standing Lace (FSL) Dreamcatchers, they are just so dreamy. I posted them for sale on my Etsy site because I made so many. I also am learning to make them the regular way. Pretty easy. I made one for Rylan my grandson.
I'll post a link to the ones I made and for sale on Etsy later. Right now I have my shop on vacation mode, we are going clamping.
I don't think it's exactly correct, but it's ok for the first try.
click Link -> ~Legend of the Dreamcatcher~
click link -> ~How do dreamcatchers catch dreams~
Have a Dreamy Blessed Mother's Day!