We have had several days of Ice Fog, here in Anchorage. That happens a lot here in the winter, & I think it’s beautiful.
The ice fog in my back yard inspired this ornament, that I made for one of my Calendar Girls packages. We do a “White Elephant Exchange” each year, & get rid of old stuff that we don’t want any more. It’s a lot of fun! I like to put something nice on the outside of the package, because what’s inside isn’t always that good.
Jackie broke her toe, at the last Quilt guild meeting. She had kicked off her shoes, then proceeded to run into a chair leg, so she kept her foot elevated for the duration.
Below are photos of each one of the Calendar Girls, that Jackie put into her computer & manipulated into a kaleidoscope. We may use them in our next challenge.
We did our traditional calendar exchange before lunch.
Jackie got the one from me, & was quite excited over the handmade quilt-jewelry that I tucked into the calendar package.
Betty made a wonderful seafood lasagna, with an Alfredo sauce. Oooo it was good.
After lunch we did the White Elephant/Chinese Auction. It was a lot of fun. The way it works, is each person can bring up to 3 packages. It’s supposed to be stuff you really want to get rid of. I gave away a stack of books & about a dozen little fabric cows, & a funny little sign. I wrapped them in nice fabric & put something handmade in each one.
Below, Mary shows a funny plastic purse-monkey that Jackie bought at a garage sale for this exchange. She stuffed it with nice little scraps of fabric.
Rena got this UFO block made by Mary Lee.
A Mobius scarf made by Jan,
& I’m not sure what the little hearts are actually for, but..well Rena is a lot of fun!
That’s my usual tongue out expression.
A singing fish! “Oh. I’m wrapping this back up & giving it to my husband for Christmas!”
Ice fog & blue sky is what our yard looked like today.
I did another tree for my new store sample,
as well as a dragonfly, (all inspired by the colors of the world around me)
to go with the blue lily for my Threadplay with Wire class, starting in January at Seams like Home.