Friday, November 20, 2009

Harlee-Quinnz blog post & ramblings

I did a blog posting on today with a short tutorial on how to make this wallhanging/wreath. I posted this idea a while back but actually redid the piece using glimmer misted Harlee-Quinnz Designs patterned papers for the leaves, and I really like it way better than done with the fabric leaves from Michaels.

It's been a busy week (no surprise!) with work, painting, baking (got the Christmas cake done, bread (in the winter I bake all of our bread), and a key lime cake), getting Christmas presents finished, a couple of layouts (I have very little scrap mojo right now but yesterday I went into photoshop and played with some photos so I am getting it back) scrapped, and watching Project Runway last night ( I thought that Irina would win but so much black!!! Last spring I did layouts inspired by the 3 finalists so I am thinking that would be a fun challenge for myself - I mean, for Irina, how many textures or patterns of black can I find? definitely some birds for the teeshirt designs. For Carol Hannah I could do some blue, and for Althea, probably earth tones.)

I have been reading some really cool books also - I just finished The Forgery of Venus by Michael Gruber - it's sort of a mystery about a forged painting but the twist is that the forger is sort of time traveling and becoming the original painter - sounds strange but fascinating.

My son is coming over for Thanksgiving so I will have to clean up my studio as that is where the fold-out couch is that where he will sleep. Dan has to work on Thanksgiving Day; the golf course closes at 5pm so we will eat our meal in the evening. (Dan volunteers at a golf course and then gets to play golf for free - he works 1 day a week in the summer and 2 days a week in the winter when things are busier). I will be doing the total tradional thing - turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, cranberries, relish tray, pumpkin pie and whipped cream, and white wine. YUM!!!!!!!

Hope you have a great Friday - I have to work today but hopefully I will have some new projects to show on Sunday or Monday.

Thanks for reading and ttfn


Jeanet said...

That wreath is totally adorable Chris!
Love it!So fun your son is
visiting!Sounds like you have a busy time...
Have a wonderful weekend!

deana said...

Just one question? Will you be able to keep from going into the craftroom while your son is sleeping? Excuse me, sorry to bother you, but I have crafting to do... LOL! :-)

Your Thanksgiving meal sounds YUMMY! I ♥ that little wreath, too! So CUTE!

Have a really great weekend!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that wreath and girl....u sound as busy as me!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hanneke said...

Love that wallhanger, so beautiful!! And wow, wish I could come over for Thanksgiving cause that sounds delicious!!!
Hope youhave a great weekend!!