Saturday, December 30, 2006

Holiday's End

We had a great time with my son Brandon & his lovely Laura. We enjoyed their company for our holidays. They left early on Wednesday, & I've been working.
Today I played a little in my studio. I pulled together a few items to submit to Somerset Studio. They are asking for things to go into their "Nature Preserved" theme. I thought my October JQ fit the theme, & had a couple of other things that might work, so I'll send them all. Below is the card I made to go with the items, I used a piece of my rusted fabric, & some hand painted cheese cloth, along with one of my calling cards cut up.

This is a wall hanging, I made a while back, using shells & coral bits that Brandon had given me from Kwajelein.
This little Birchbark angel was a gift for us this year, from our friends John & Kathy Jolman. John made her, & then embellished her with some vintage beads that they got at a Pow-Wow.
This is a full view of the basket we got from Brandon & Laura. I think I should wrap it in cotton & turn it into a snowman for the holidays next year.
This ceramic plaque came from my dear friend Ilene. Just thinking of her & her hubby Stu, makes me smile.
Speaking of hubbies....my DH was playing Paul Bunyun today, & sliced a bit of skin off of his finger with a saw, while trying to cut a piece of firewood. Lucky he has a nurse for a wife!
I hope you'll all have a safe & Happy New Year! Love & Best Wishes to all!!

13 comments:

jenclair said...

Such a handsome couple, Brandon and Laura!

Lots of pretty things in this post; love that basket.

Lucky for Paul Bunyun that he has you around!

Happy New Year!

Allison said...

Loved seeing your son and DIL, and DH..it's fun to meet our blogging buddies' families...
I will be sad to say good-bye to my collegeboy on Tuesday...we've had a great two weeks. He's been especially cheerful company because he has fallen in love recently!

Your coral piece especially grabs me..would love to see that "in person".

Debra Spincic said...

I agree--fun to see everyone's family! nice presents too!

quiltnbee said...

Ohhh, that basket is wonderful!

Elaine Adair said...

Soooo much to look at, lovely young people, unique gift items, but my eyes were drawn to that incredible basket! I am drooling. Where was it made?

MJAPA said...

I love your calling card thingy. Very cool. I also agree about turning it into a snowman! haha! I put some photos on my flickr from B & L's visit if you want to se ethem. Loves to you. happy new Year!

Susan said...

Beautiful couple! Love the card you made to go with your things. Poor hubby! Better to have your nurse at home than have to run for the ER, I think. Thank goodness it was just a bit of skin!

Granny Fran said...

Poor pitiful Paul Bunyun, he looks to be in the need of lots of love. Loved looking at all the pretties in this post.

Pat said...

Hayy New Year Deb. It is a long time since I've visited your blog. And I have not been very faithful to mine either. I loved seeing your holiday photos and recent work. Pat

Melodie said...

Happy New Year Bee and Yahn!! And congrats! You start out the New Year having the distinction of being the first in the family to win the Family KLUTZ award!! (at least it wasn't me!) Love to you both!

Micki said...

You have a lovely family. And thanks for sharing the great pics of everything.

Scrapmaker said...

Thanks for sharing your holiday with us, and also your wonderful art. Jen

Linda said...

Hi! I followed the link you left on my paper doll blog and it took me to the page with your "Oh! To Dance With a Dolphin!" quilt- OMG! I love it! You are a wonderfully talented and creative artist. I also have a deep love of the sea and enjoy watching the dolphins play.
Peace-
Linda Fleming