This is the first time that I have been on the computer since Monday. I picked up some kind of summer bug. I was freezing one minute and sweating the next and all my joints ached. I felt horrid! Friday was the first day that I felt somewhat human. Yesterday, I felt great. I decided to go out for a bit.
I went to the Joann Fabric's in Raynham, and found that their store renovations was almost complete. The store looked wonderful. Not a jumbled mess like before. The beading section has really expanded. The scrapbooking section had many more papers and a wonderful new variety. Some that I could only find in a scrapbook store before. The papers were on sale too. Score!!
Yesterday afternoon I went digging thru my many containers of fabric. I originally was looking for my day of the dead fabric. I did find that , but also found a panel with several different mermaid/mermen on the fabric. I bought the piece of fabric at Saftlers in Whitman last year. http://saftlers.com
Since my sewing machine was already out I decided to make a small mermaid pillow. I cut around one of the mermaids and then cut out a piece for the backing. Stitched, stuffed, and beaded. To take a photo I placed the little mermaid on a blue background. She is 4 1/2 x 8 1/2.
Our garden is really taking off after getting a very late start in the beginning of July. We picked our first cherry tomatoes and they tasted so darn good. We are overrun with zucchini, and we only planted one hill. Summer squash are thriving and Tom picked our first cucumbers this week.
I want to share with you a vintage lotto card. I found and bought the game in a yard sale last year. I used one in my journal that I am working on. So below is a scan for you to copy and paste if you wish to you use it in your art.
Also...here is a scan of a vintage sewing notion..snaps for you to copy for your art if you'd like. The stiffed paper that the snaps are on was pretty beat up, but don't you love the peacock design? So neat. I wish I still had the whole card, but it fell apart years ago.
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Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.