Thursday, June 22, 2006

More Quilted Purses

During my last purse class, these are what I worked on to demonstrate the construction process. The above photo shows the side that is made using a Caryl Bryer Fallert fabric line, Glacier Park. Below, on the reverse side is one of the fabrics I painted with dye in my Ann Johnston workshop during the 2006 Alaska Fiber Festival.

This was a small size sample of the envelope style purse, which I decided I don't like the reverse on, so will leave it one sided, & if my grandaughter Darian likes it, I'll give it to her. She will be here tomorrow, along with my daughter Michelle, & her rockstar husband Jon. Jon has been to Anchorage to play with his band several times, but never got to play tourist, so this next week, we'll be showing him a little bit more of Alaska, while he fits in 2 shows, & one day in a recording studio in Girdwood, with one of Michelle's old friends.
On Saturday before the class, I had gone over to the Botanical Garden Sale, only to realize it's not for another week, so I stopped of at the local Alaska Bead Comapany, to se what fun things I might find there. I ended up with several Aurora Borialis crsytals (a personal favorite for their lovely sparkles), & these 2 glass lampwork beads by artist Elise J. Strauss. I think they need to go on some special purses.

5 comments:

diva of quilts said...

beautiful purses! wonderful fabric!

Rian said...

Oooh, more beautiful purses!!

Where will you take Jon for touristing? Salmon fishing? The chocolate fountain at Wildberry? I seem to get taken there every time I am in Anchorage so I assumed it was the major draw...What kinds of things will you see? Inquiring minds want to know!

Jules said...

The purses are incredible. I especially the the second one intended for your granddaughter.

I'll admit, for a second I thought, her son in law is Jon Bon Jovi!!!! Then I came to my senses, clicked on the link and listened to his music. I like it!

emmyschoonbeek said...

wonderful purses I love the colors

Kay said...

I love the purses! And the crazy quilt work is beautiful too. I may get inspired to go back to embroidery is I keep looking at this beautiful stuff long enough!