Monday, September 21, 2009

The Show...

was a wonderful success. We are blessed with so many talented women in our church. I was amazed at all the wonderful works of art! We had knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, card making, tole work, quilting, poetry, gardening, baking, cross stitching, etc.

First up are the quilts, they were all beautiful, but this first one is my favorite! There are no captions as I am quilt-illiterate and do not know what type they are.

The Garden area:

We had 7-8 artists display their work, the picture below is of work painted by my dear friend and artist, Alethea. She amazes me at how talented she is and that she finds time to be creative while being a wife, mother of 4, and she homeschools. She no longer paints 'smalls' as she calls them. Everything she does now is huge and it is all fruit and veggies. She's so funny, each picture she paints is about someone in her life.

Lastly, is the cross stitching. There were only two of us. The first is mine and the rest belong to a lady named Barbara, who does amazing, amazing!, work.

Blackbird Designs
Strawberry Garden
Recommended Fabric & Fiber

You should be able to click on the pictures below and see a closeup. They are all done in beads. 'Joy' she designed herself. She had a whole table of her work, each just beautiful. She and I have recently become friends due to our cross stitch obsession. She is such a delightful lady. She called me Saturday evening to tell me how much she loved my work and offered to let me go thru her stash! She is 74 and said that she will never be able to stitch everything and would love to share it - can you imagine, I am so excited

By the end of the day, my poor feet were so sore. I got up early and ran, not considering I would be on my feet the remainder of the day - from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. AND in heels - silly me.

Well, that's all folks..

Thanks so much for stopping by, I enjoy hearing from each of you.

Enjoy your Monday!



Deb said...

Cari - Those pictures are wonderful of all the beautiful quilts, painting and cross stitching. I recognize that first quilt from my stash pile (never done, of course).

And wow, what an opportunity to go through Barbara's stash. Be still my heart. Her stitching is truly beautiful!! Hope you have a lot of fun stash digging!

Ranae said...

Wowza! Wonderful pictures!!
The quilts are amazing as are the paintings and stitched pieces. Thanks for sharing!!
I would be taking her up on her offer. I bet she would be thrilled to share with you.

Melissa said...

It's great to see all that lovely creativity and beautiful work in one place. I love your Strawberry Garden!

(well done on organizing the luncheon)

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What an awesome luncheon! YOu did a great job getting it all put together and everything is so pretty!