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patchwork quilting is alive and thriving here in the UK...a large group of quilters meet in our Village Hall every Saturday. My niece who lives in another part of the country also makes patchwork quilts with another group.
Karen I do like your kite quilt.....more imaginative from the design point of view.
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Wow, you guys are so talented in so many ways. Quilting and sewing is not one of my talents. My husband has to do all the sewing in the house.
I made this up in photoshop today. It's my Encaustik of a jelly filled donut.
They are called Krapfen in Bavaria. In the rest of Germany they called Berliner.
The Quote on the Top of the postcard is very well known in germany. JFK said. "Ich bin ein Berliner"
In Bavaria people are very proud of there dialect and would never call the pastry Berliner.And they would never speak of JFK as a pastry. It's a Krapfen. It's a play of words, which might look strange.
It is not a joke about the JFK quote!!! It's more picking on the germans how they name there pastry. We also have one that is called American.
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Claudia great story to go with a great painting.
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That is very good Claudia and I remember when JFK went to Berlin. To continue Bennies story, Bennie and Ruthie arrive on Mars and are informed that the earthlings are sending a robot snake to Mars to go places where Curiosity can't, so since the Martians do not want any earthlings on Mars that would corrupt and pollute the Martian way of life they want Bennie, who can control the dust cover to direct the spacecraft to land where they can contol what is seen and the info transmitted back to earth 11x14 watercolor
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Bonnie, Jen, Nealy and Sarah Thank you for the comments on the kite quilt.
Nealy, the kite was done by machine (an inexpensive singer). The hand stitched quilt I've been working on is a sunburst and Holly leaf. Sunbursts are hand peiced and the holly leaf hand applique. I had a job transfer and move, put it away then never got back to it. I have 48 out of 56 12" squares completed. Total size will be 84 x 96 all hand stitched. I really should finish it.
Claudia your donut peice is great. I can see it on a billboard.
Fred nice that Bennie is able to help protect Mars from those Earthlings.
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Hello Claudia! Yummy painting of the filled doughnuts - whatever you wish to call them!!!! Did you Photoshop this into a poster for a special project or just for fun?
Sarah ~ Thanks for correcting me. Patchwork is alive & well across the pond.
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Hi Karen ~ I would like to see photo of your quilt project. It's been many years since I hand pieced that many blocks ~ KUDOS to you!
Hi all, The adventure continues, Bennie directs the capsule to land in a remote area. Bennie and and a Martian elder encounter the robotic snake and find it to be very lifelike and intelligent, it can communicate and said it's mission is to find valuable resources for a group of super rich greedy humans that have polluted and exploited the planet earth and are looking to increase their empires in the universe. Bennie invites the robot to his home and will attempt to reprogram the the robot. 11x14 watercolor
Hey Fred! Why doesn't Bennie just cut the head off the snake? I guess you have more imagination than I.
Claudia, Really nice painting of the doughnut. Isn't language fascinating and how meanings change depending on where you grew up!
Fred, More bear adventures and political problems. Such an interesting series from you and your fertile imagination.
Well today I played with the clay. nothing fancy just relearning how it feels. I made one pinch pot and one coil pot but hard to see which is which now. then one of my art ladies said she had gone to a clay workshop where the teacher had given them a ball of clay and told them to close their eyes and make a dog. Well of course I had to have a go didn't I! It is small but a little dog like!! About 2" at most probably closer to 1 1/2' the pinch pots about 2 1/2 diameter. Nothing much just for fun.
Karen, a lovely kite quilt! So neat that a handicraft born out of the recycling of scraps of fabric at a time when everything was made to stretch as far as possible became a respected art form.
Fred, the colors in your Sierra Nevada landscape are vibrant. I'm glad we're still privy to Benny's adventures - this latest series certainly tracks with the growth of privately-funded space ventures, and is fascinating to watch unfold.
Claudia, I love your jelly-filled donut poster with its play on words. Very clever.
Jen, such charming tiny clay pieces. I can see you were inspired to revisit clay work by Claudia's recent sculptures. My favorite is the tiny dog - so adorable.
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Jen I too went to the art center and played in the clay. I glazed my face jug and threw a pot for the good wife. My last two pots blew up in the kiln. For some reason she lost the whole load except for 2 pots. One was my grandsons so he is excited about that.