Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dashees Garden Tuesday 50

     An 8 inch hoop art, just finished.  I love this one...it feels like summer!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday Musings 19/ Favorite Sounds

     I teach 8-9 year old children at church, and I had a fun experience today.  When the senior Primary met (all children ages 7-11), they were asked make a thankful list.  To do so, we were each given a sheet that had a list of word prompts associated with our five senses, such as see and hear.  We  were asked to write one favorite for each.  This was supposed to help the children come up with ideas and feel thankful.
     I participated with them and found it to be an enlightening experience.  Very simple but revealing!  I decided to post a few of my responses to the what I like to hear other than music (a no-brainer for me).  Super loves in italics.
     Water...waves, fountains, waterfalls
      Catbirds...and any similar bird
      Finches, orioles, and the rose-breasted grosbeak...and cardinals
      Owls, especially in winter
      Fans at night
      I adore the sound of wind blowing through pine trees.
      Thunder...the milder booms.
      The crunch of fall leaves while walking
      Certain speaking voices (my husband has a great one)
      Soothing, hypnotic voice (I love to listen to Martha Stewart teach)
      Pastoral oboe music when my stomach hurts
      Elly Ameling's recordings
      Stringed instruments (like my viola)
      The sound of the word "Crisco".  Just love that word when it is said slowly.  Weird, I know.
      Leaves rustling in the wind.......especially cottonwood trees.  Reminds me of the lake.
      The sound made by pebbles hitting a lake, or fish jumping out.
      Dock sounds
      Motorboats in the distance
      Bagpipes (love them!!)
      The sound of a campfire...or fire in a fireplace
      Guess that's enough for now.  It does help me feel grateful!   Try it!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dashees Garden Tuesday 49

     I love the linens used in these two pieces of hoop art.  I played around with the inside hoop until I found positions I liked; then I attached the hoop snugly.  The fabric outside the hoop was trimmed to about 1/2" and glued to the inside of the hoop.  I used Arlene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue; it dries quickly and leaves no visible residue.  It's not too messy.  It can be purchased in sample size if you want to try it!
     The hoop in the first photo is about 3 1/4" wide; the bottom one is about 4 1/4" wide (diameter).
     I thought about embroidering a one word message on the smaller one but I like it plain.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Weekly Music Nugget 52

     Anyone remember the actor Dudley Moore?  He was an accomplished pianist and composer.  Below is a link to a video of him in his younger years doing a Beethoven sonata parody.  Funny!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dashees Garden Tuesday 48

    I have been playing with some vintage patchwork that I found years ago in a house we bought.  The former owner's wife had sewn several Grandma's flower garden pieces by hand but they were never made into a quilt.  I have been  arranging them into hoop art.  The ones below are not finished.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Snow

                     So many white dandelions...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Dashees Garden Tuesday 47

     A new addition to my Etsy shop.....a small heart cut from vintage linens.  It is delightfully soft!  I attached vintage trim by hand.

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In addition to being a violist, I am a wife and mother (three sons). I dabble in writing, handwork, sewing and photography.