09 May 2009

Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Tomorrow, Sun, 10th of May is Mother's Day all over the world. I emphasize 'all over the world' because unlike 'Father's Day' where celebration depends on where you are in the world map, 'Mum' or 'Mom' or 'Mama' is a global celebration.

Have you ever really reflected, spared a moment or a minute of your time to think what does 'Mother's Day' really means to you, me and to everyone else? Is it just another chance to go out and have dinner or lunch or have a bbq picnic. What does it really mean?

So how about we all do it now.....spare a moment or a minute of silence and think about it.

Word Pillow for Mum

caring, loving, ray of sunshine, marvelous, thoughtful, heavensent, eternal, original....a word pillow for mum and to all mothers out there. The oval frame is where you iron-on a picture of Mum against a rose background.

08 May 2009

Friday, 08-May-2009

This morning I thought I would never say.....thank god it's friday... for I was looking forward to a crafty weekend. Now that am home.....cant think of anything crafty to do. My mind just went blank for crafty things and activities. Was it the ride on the train from work? Those noisy kids on the train who had nothing to do but shout with all their might scaring the oldies. Or is it because I am about to pay my bills for the month too. Who knows.

07 May 2009

My Cyber-Friendship Quilt

A friendship quilt is a way of connecting between friends and families. It is made up of fabric blocks usually signed by the person who contributed. These individual blocks are then pieced together to make a quilt. Sometimes it takes years for it to be completed but making one only has one purpose. To show how much they care for each other even through a quilt, it shows memories they have created as friends and families.

A cyber friendship quilt is similar to the traditional friendship quilt except that the fabric blocks or squares are graphic images or cliparts in pixels. If you want to contribute to the quilt, all you have to do is provide a quilt piece which are then added up to form a big quilt. Blocks or squares usually expresses thoughts, feelings or information for a specific subject or nominated theme.

My project is to create cyber friendship quilts. I am going to nominate several themes and will be inviting friends and families to contribute to the quilt they want to be a part of. Nominated themes could be about friendship, travel, hobbies, favourite food or if you are into nature your favourite landscape... all for fun! And what would really make it more impressive and memorable is if the images you submit are all your original works of art....your own ideas....your own friendship message and dedication....your own photos taken from your own camera. Each block that is contributed will have to be signed by the contributor.

This is a big challenge but am very excited...cant wait for it to start. More details to come....watch for it!

Happy thoughts

I love life.....i love my life! I love the world.....i love my world!
Isn't it great to be alive! :-)

06 May 2009

Every quilt I make

plan the fabric to patch...

trim an image to applique...

find buttons to pin...

quilt with thrill to complete.

04 May 2009

Am I a crafter or a gardener

I love to craft but enjoy blogging about my garden and my favourite people living in the frontyard with my yuccas and cactus namely Juan, Loco, Paulo and Juanito.