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    I love the day of the dead! We celebrated on dallas many years. Since I am now an orphan, i hope to do a piece primarily honoring my parents. They did the best they could with what they made!

    meanwhile, I am totally distracted by my apparently missing ancient cat! I think he is now deaf, so that puts him at great peril and disadvantage. Unfortunately, he has not given up his car keys to be confined to the house. Our entire second floor has been a cat sanctuary, but simon resists staying there. Soooo, I will either find him, or resolve to include him in my work this month. I am still working on the ice cube tray challenge. Yes, dotty, i need you to extend it, please.
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    Last year DD & I made felt & fabric calaveras in a garland for a party.
    Along came Sandy and washed everything out.
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    This would be a great family project!
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    PaintStiks project

    This is a project I just finished for a publishing company on a new fiber. I will be sewing it into a project. I used PaintStiks with a rubbing plate. I wish I had not added brown, and I tried adding yellow to tone it down and now, it looks like a greenish color. Do you think I should try doing it again on the other side? I do, but my sister says it is fine. I'd love your opinions!
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    I really think I will redo it after looking at the picture!

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    I made sure the back wouldn't bleed through and I re-painted the other side. I am much happier now!
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    I liked it with the brown and my initial thought was to say leave it but now I see it without the brown - much better!!

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    The brown creates an edginess, not so Easter bunny. Both are valid, what are you going for?
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    [QUOTE=nancia;6324870]I love the day of the dead! We celebrated on dallas many years. Since I am now an orphan, i hope to do a piece primarily honoring my parents. They did the best they could with what they made!

    meanwhile, I am totally distracted by my apparently missing ancient cat! I think he is now deaf
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    Simon is the one who says at your house then? (Sorry had to get that out of my system) Hope he turns up without many battle scars.

    Can't wait to see what you do with this theme. I have 6 other things to do but am now all excited about dabbling in this one. I am so easily distracted
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    " Do you think I should try doing it again on the other side? I do, but my sister says it is fine. I'd love your opinions!"

    I liked the edginess of the brown but thought that perhaps another color sort of midway might make the whole a bit more cohesive. A light grey over top of one of the other perhaps?

    The color palette on the second one seems sort of without 'ping' (Is that an art Q term? lol) But it also depends very much on if it is being used as a background or....?

    Love the patterning. Makes me want to get to work..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    Last year DD & I made felt & fabric calaveras in a garland for a party.
    Along came Sandy and washed everything out.
    And they were gorgeous too! Gave me some further ideas.... We are in spring time and hubby keeps inviting people over for BBQ's on the patio...... Off to the studio, right now. Some hanging deco's will be great for next week.
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    Ok, so I confess to having the sugar skull idea rattling about in my brain since I read the post yesterday, and since I was too tired to do any serious crafting I ran with it. I don't know if I'll ever finish this off, but here is my sugar skull! I would like to eventually sew it onto a black background and stuff the skull so it is 3D. I think it would make a perfectly creepy wall hanging for my front door.

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    Like it! Makes me smile (or am I suppose to shiver in my boots)..... ;-)

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    Day of the Dead skulls are not supposed to be scary. They honor the memories of lost ones. Still seem a little creepy to me. Kaelynangelfoot; I like yours. Sort of welcoming. "Come inside & have a margarita".
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaelynangelfoot View Post
    Ok, so I confess to having the sugar skull idea rattling about in my brain since I read the post yesterday
    What fun. DO finish it---it won't take much to complete.
    I think I will use an old orphan block as a background or two for a skull. Good idea and I certainly have leftovers.
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    I'm not quilting today! I will be spending the day "in the cit-Tay, with dotcomdtcm. We are going to the metro mod quilt guild, then off to lunch and panera bread. Woo! Hooo! Gonna have a big time! We will report back with all the happenings. Just trying to stay off the eleven o'clock news, just sayin'!
    I was hoping to show dotty my ice cube, but i think it melted when I took it out of the tray and over to grann of6's house. And to make it a very quiltish week, i am coming right along with the hand quilting, singing , " rock me mama any way you feel" as i do the rocking motion of the needle. I will get there!
    Simon is a part-time family member at the moment. He came in with dh and went back out on his own. I rarely see him and have to ask dh if simon has been seen. He is named for simon says! Good association, Suzie! He has been a chatterbox since kitten hood. Next time i will look for another quiet one like tiger. Big cat, itty bitty meow, of course he rarely gets a word in edgewise with simon and me conversating ! Lol, heard that word on one of the court shows. Loved it. Goes to show, if you don't know what you're talking about, stay quiet! And i do know what I'm talking about for sure! Night night! Big day tomorrow! Er, today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    I'm not quilting today! I will be spending the day "in the cit-Tay, with dotcomdtcm.
    NOT FAIR! I want to come too!!! Hope you guys have heaps of fun and come back with some great inspiration for new goodies to make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog55 View Post
    here is my optical illusion quilt:

    I dyed the block fabrics myself.
    Wowee!! Love this!

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    I am exhausted, but happily! Dotty and i met up at the metro mod quilt guild meeting. My orange pants made it super easy for her to find me in the crowd. Lol. We had lots of fun! We made a fall block for a guild quilt-- took 4 of us. Then dotty and i stepped out and had fresh salad for lunch. Then off to American girl place. Oooooo, i wish i had tons of money! So many happy little girls, bored older brothers, and parents loaded down with ag everything ! I think i left a line of drool from the front door all the way up to the third floor, and down and out again! Then we went to city quilter by cab-- it was such a beautiful day for walking but by then our old lady bones and joints were saying" excuuuuuse, me! " so the cab was great! Then after buying too much.....dotty was good, i was not so good, not bad, just not very good either! I wanted to get some New York prints for ds who will return from london to NYC next summer/fall when he has finished his degree. I will ask him to look for london fabrics and mix the two cities in one wall hanging. Perhaps I can find london prints on line?!? I might even try to find some dallas cloth. Then after buying fabric at city quilter we went to the crumb place bakery and bought our dessert. Dottie had a croissant donut and i had a cup cake YUM!! Then we said our goodbyes, and she went home and i went back to city quilter to wait for dh. GREAT day!! What a fun quilty week I've had! Oh, and i saved the best for last! Dotty gave me a pattern and materials to make a dia del muertes skull! Woo hoo! Will start it tomorrow. This coming week i intend to go to the apple store to learn how to post pictures from the ipad.
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    Sounds like a wonderful day!!

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    Nancia & Dotcom-------------Wowwee! you guys had FUN! And a pattern for a skull as well. Lucky girl.


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    How about the rest of you lurkers??? I hope there are some Day of the Dead goodies being made.......It is already the 6th! Get a little busy
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    A little late but I wasn't going to give up on the ice cube challenge (August maybe). I wanted to try something with heat set crayons so the table is heat set crayons. I also realize that the ice cubes are extremely large for the ice bucket but in TN in Aug the bigger the ice cube, the better!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amelia0607 View Post
    A little late but I wasn't going to give up on the ice cube challenge

    Did you enjoy your crayons? I can only find regulars down here but I am enjoying finding the limits to them too.

    You certainly got a nice summer table center topper out of it for next summer. Now I imagine a nice cool glass of lemonade beside those cubes and life is pretty good!
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    ooooo--just looked at those gorgeous blue cubes again and realized I would have to put it melting ice cube on the table were it mine!
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    Suzie,

    I thought about putting the melting cube on the table and I also thought about putting a tiny glass on the table to sort of make the ice look even larger. But I couldn't figure out how to do a glass.

    I did have fun with my crayons - I've always loved to color! Can't wait to grandbaby is old enough to color with mamaw.

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