Then it was off to my Cyberbee meeting in Raleigh. This sub-group of Capital Quilters Guild meets quarterly. I'll share some pics from my bee meetings in a future post.
Sunday was a special treat. My husband's birthday is coming up on the 19th. Dave and Emily gave him tickets to see Celtic Woman perform at the Durham Performing Arts Center. I love when I get to share his presents! There were times during the performance when I had tears of emotion and/or chills down my spine. It was a memorable afternoon! You can check them out on You Tube. We loved Amazing Grace and You Raise Me Up the best.
Yesterday was the monthly meeting of the Anything Art bee. I know, four quilt groups in four days...Yikes!
This time, Peg Henderson was showing us some of the skills she learned during an intensive session at Calloway Gardens in Georgia with Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn, We had homework! She gave us each a piece of Aquamesh, which is a water-soluble stabilizer with a sticky side. We were to make a drawing, slide it under the aquamesh, and construct a scene with fabric, roving, bits of thread or fibers. Then, we were to stitch it all over with a piece of tulle or Solvy on top. I chose this picture of violets in the woods after a rain shower in the mountains.
Peg got out her huge stash of fibers and yarns for us to play with. I used a back stitch to add some stems and textures. There is a lot more to do!
Last night, our doorbell rang after dark. The dog went crazy. We almost never have unexpected visitors to the house, especially at night. We have a very long driveway. We wondered who it could be.
It was the UPS delivery man! He brought a package, and I immediately knew who it was from!
The clue was the zebra-striped duct tape. I recently won a blog give-away sponsored by Tracie Hanson of My Blooming Life. You may remember Tracie from my posts about the Doodlicious Daybook from the 21 Secrets Journaling online class. We painted large doodles on brown craft paper and cut them up to make a journal.
I won a beautiful hard-bound sketchbook with lots of thick, pure white pages from Papaya! Art. It is designed by Sabrina Ward Harrison.
Look at the fabulous art that Tracie sent along with the book. I love the wild woman on a grocery bag!