Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Fire fighter in Toronto hose down a six alarm
fire.. Fighting fires in our freezing winter..
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I met Sheila downtown, we went to the market,
did a bit of shopping and had lunch.
This is 2 blocks in the city centre..
You catch most of the busses here.
The fresh snow on the trees looks
so preeety .. I for one have had ENOUGH of
of the pretty stuff, we've had snow here since Nov...
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In the summer there is a big beautiful fountain
in the middle there...
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The red of this flower was incredible, doesn't
look like it here shesh...

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This must be for Spring lots of yellows and blue irises.
Not to Springgy here......

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Love the Pussywillows. Sheila had a pussywillow
tree in her back yard where she grew up.
I used to have to go out in the country to find them..

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Finally I can post these....
The Ladies in my group and I did
a fabric page swap.
We all did our favorite flowers.
I have some very talented Ladies
in my group, true artist as you will
see below. I'm making it into a book.
This is truly my most treasured gift
I have recieved.
I always wanted to colaberate my art
with others and here it is..
1 Dianne
2 Carol Clasper
3 Carol J
4 Terry
I love them all
Terry's I have to say is my favorite
and the first on she ever did, she
also sent 2 pics of her beautiful grandaughter
who is on the front and her inspiration..

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These are by
1 Linda
2 Margot
3 Marlene
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These are by
1 Candace
2 Maz
3 Diana
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These are by
1 is Jenny
2 is Nola
3 is Theresa
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Thursday, February 07, 2008



This is the year of the Rat.
By its formal name Stem Branch,
this year is the year of Wu Zi..
The 15 days of New Years is called
the Lantern Festival which is celabrated
with lanterns dispays and children
caring them in the parade.
New years day and evening are
celebrated as a family affair.
A time for reunion and thanksgiving.
If you want to find out more about
this special occasion click on the link

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008


I'm posting this for Luci she is going to join us (Tonniece,Suzanne,Sandy and I)
in our Challenge this month. Since she doesn't get Cloth Paper Scissors magazine.
I am giving her instructions here..
We will be posting them on March 3..
I have added some links to check out below, if you need any help little sis please don't
hesitate to ask..

We’re planning a special reader art exhibit for Make It University!™ at the International Quilt Festival/Spring in Chicago, April 11–13, 2008, and we’re offering a fun challenge from which we’ll choose the art.
Show us your True Colors in a Mixed-media Paper Quilt.

Make a mixed-media paper quilt that incorporates a color or colors that reveal the true you.
The entire quilt, including binding, must measure 12" x 12".
You are encouraged, but not required, to use a sewing machine for quilting your paper quilt.
Any embellishments must not protrude more than 1" from the quilt.
The entire quilt must weigh no more than 2 lbs.
The quilt must be backed with fabric and the edges must be stitched closed, or you may use a fabric binding.
The quilt must have a 3" rod pocket attached to the back.
To be considered for the Make it University! display, send 2 jpegs of your paper quilt, one of the entire piece and one detail, to no later than March 3, 2008. You will be notified if your quilt has been accepted by March 7, 2008.
If accepted, your quilt must be in our offices no later than March 26, 2008.
You may make the quilt out of any kind of paper, but if you are going to stitch it, you may want to strengthen the paper using the method described by Beryl Taylor in the Premiere Issue of Cloth Paper Scissors and in Mixed-media Explorations.
Making fabric paper:
Take a piece of open-weave muslin and paint it all over with diluted PVA or white glue.
Embed wrapping, images, text, etc., into the glue layer, leaving spaces in between.
Apply another coat of diluted PVA or white glue over the top. Embed craft tissue into the glue layer.
While the glue is still wet, paint on dyes using a sponge applicator.
Let fabric paper dry completely before cutting and stitching.
If you have questions about the True Colors Challenge, please contact Barbara Delaney of our editorial staff at
NOTE: Important information for this challenge:
By submitting your Make It University!™ project you are authorizing Interweave Press, LLC, to publish your project in upcoming publications and promotional materials, and on our website. Interweave Press, LLC, will not be held responsible for loss or damage due to circumstances beyond our control.

True Colors mixed-media paper quilt challenge.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

1. Does my quilt have to be made solely out of paper? No! It may be made with a combination of paper and fabric, and embellishments of any kind (provided they don't violate the weight rules) may be added.
2. Does my paper quilt need batting? No. You may make it with no batting, a thin layer of traditional batting material, or use another substance-paper, fabric, recycled materials-as a middle layer.
3. Does my quilt need a backing? Yes. Your quilt must have a fabric backing fused, stitched, or glued to the back.
4. How do I make the rod pocket for the back? The rod pocket should be stitched to the backing of the quilt. There are many ways to make a rod pocket, but the two easiest are: Cut a 3" x 12" piece of fabric and stitch the long sides to the back of the quilt (or make it a little bigger and turn under the ends for a neat finish); or purchase the Quilter's Hang-up pre-made rod pocket, cut it to the length you need, and hand or machine stitch it in place.For tips on making a 12" x 12" paper quilt, see Kelli Perkins' article in the May/June 2007 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors.