IT WILL BEGIN ON SUNDAY JANUARY 3OTH
WITH THE FINAL DAY BEING FEBRUARY 17TH
(the day winners are announced) 2011
Per our host, Lisa: One World One Heart is a worldwide event for bloggers only. It gives all those who blog a chance to meet and mingle and form connections with those they may not have otherwise met from all over the world. In the past 4 years this event has grown to over 1,000 participants with lasting friendships (and even one love connection) formed along the way. Think of it as a GIGANTIC open house allowing you to travel without ever leaving your home........going from blog to blog(in various countries) seeing the wonder each one has created and meeting all the fabulous people behind those blogs. As a bonus each blogger participant will offer up a "door prize or prizes"....just for dropping by, saying hello and seeing their world. It's really that easy.
I have participated
in 2009 and 2010.
I have given away books
and have a nice one
to giveaway in January.
Stay Tuned .... if you are interested in participating,
check out Lisa's post -
Link in Side bar of this blog.
I enjoyed all the booths. And, I have to go back!
I found a RED plastic gauge (Made in England) for tatting picots.
Also, a blue bobbin (there was a big basket of blue and brown bobbins)
And, a small magazine with tatted butterfly pattern,
The Workbasket (Aug 1990)
I found a big basket of The Workbasket
magazines, in bundles.
Maybe next time, I'll sort thru
them for more patterns.
The Pioneer Land Christmas Open House
was nice --- very very cold, but nice!
Woke to a gloomy, overcast, rainy morning.
Matched my mood, oh so blue.
I couldn't stay home.
Didn't have it in me to be in the house all day long.
Grabbed my i-pod loaded with new music from DD.
(Pink, Shakira, Burlesque sound trac, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Bruno Marz, Glee)
Grabbed DS's camera + started out of the house.
Drove thru rain, sleet, snow flurries.
Ended up in Indianapolis, IN (yeah, I know!)
Toured Madeleine Albright: Read My Pins exhibit.
Guess what? The book photos don't do the pins justice.
They are mounted + have tons of information.
I was touched viewing the Katrina Pin
which I heard about in a cbs interview.
And, Andy Warhol Enterprises exhibit was fun!
Loved the wall of portraits - from Interview covers.
Even had a Michael Jackson.
Swung by a couple of my fav paintings,
bought a Marilyn Monroe pin (how could I not?)
+ headed home, spirits soaring.
Knew the lace exhibit was closing on Friday.
Stopped at Lafayette Lacer's Exhibit in Lafayette.
I enjoyed it today as much as I did
when with GFs (on our road trip).
The tatted ornaments on the tree are fabulous.
Oh, if only I had that much talent - will keep practicing!
I came home to happy pets +
plan to finish reading Madeleine Albright's book.
It was interesting reading, but now that I've actually seen the pins,
the book is even better.
Yesterday, I finished The Swan Thieves.
Some gave iffy reviews, I enjoyed it.
It was a complicated love story.
Real love, with real issues and complications.
I enjoyed the characters, the inspirations, the artisist in all of us can celebrate.
Tuesday - 11am to 5 pm
Wednesday - 11 am to 5 pm
Thursday - 11 am to 9 pm
Friday - 11 am to 9 pm
Saturday - 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday - noon to 5 pm
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
Enjoyed our road trip to West Lafayette.
Thx to Beth (w/o blog) for driving. Beth + Karol, picked me up, we met up with Deb and left the rainy/cloudy weather behind us. Drove south to crisp, sunny weather!
What a lovely exhibit!
The Lafayette Lacers had wonderful displays of lace including knitting, crochet, hardanger, bobbin lace, tatting (and probably I'm forgetting others).
The holiday tree was full of beautiful lace ornaments!
Stunning mini-tat motifs and angels (and more). Spectacular.
In addition to the lace, there were other galleries with exhibits. This is a card available at the gallery:
Accross the hall, the Tibetan Monks were creating a sand mandela.
One of the monks demonstrated how the sand mandelas were made with sand.
When I tried, I got 'dots' of sand, not the consistent lines of color!
They had a few small items for sale:
Samplers by Donald King c.1960
It is a nice book with b/w
I haven't read the essay in the front.
There is minor wear to the corner,
otherwise is in great condition.
Before heading home, swung by the Triple XXX Family Restaurant
for root beer + a burger.
I tried this one (from their menu): Duane Purvis All-American - A very special taste treat!
1/4 lb. of 100% ground sirloin served on a toasted sesame bun with melted cheese on top with lettuce, tomato, pickle, Spanish onion and French fries. Add thick creamy peanut butter on the lower deck and you?re in for the touchdown!
Had no room for the Purdue Sundae - butterscotch & fudge ... maybe next time.
Headed home, chatting all the way with GF Deb, Karol, + Beth. What fun. Let's plan another road trip - SOON!
Button Day (always on Nov 16th) is a fun day to collect, use, and just enjoy buttons. Button come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors and designs. There is an amazingly endless variety of buttons for your collection.
But, wait a minute.... is that the meaning of this day!? Maybe, the purpose of this day is to wear buttons. You know, those diverse buttons that send a message for political purposes. Or, ones that have funny sayings. Or, a button with a smiley face to cheer everyone up.
The origins of this day are unknown. So, we can't be certain to the real meaning of this day.
And, that could be a good thing. It means you can celebrate today in anyway you want. Here are our suggestions. I suspect you may have more.....
Button Collecting and Display Day - collect and display clothing buttons
Button Up Day- 'cuz it's cold outside!
Pushing Your Buttons Day - you're kidding me, aren't you!?
Belly Button Day - now, here's one that could be real fun
Belly Button Fuzz Day - it's amazing what you find in there.
Wear Buttons Day - skip the political buttons. My favorite is a Smiley button.
However you choose to celebrate, have a Happy Button Day!
The Frosty Fun projects
were designed + taught
by Kaye B. Judt.
IMO - Kaye is a positive and encouraging instructor.
She is so patient + demonstrates WELL.
I would watch her, try it + next thing I know,
.... "I GET IT!"
Thx Kaye - you are the best.
These are (my) beginnings of the two projects Jack Frost + Onion Ring Snowflake c. Kaye B. Judt, 2010.
One project had split ring + split chain technique
(new to me; however, I think can manage with instructions in front of me).
The other project had onion skin join
(which I need much practice).
The blue edging (c. Kaye B. Judt, 2010)
was a tatting contest.
Participants had 15 min to tat the pattern.
The winner had the longest edge.
(I made it thru the pattern in 15 minutes - it is all good.
I'm sure my GFs who know me well,
are laughing knowing how slowly I accomplish ANYTHING)
Such beautiful tatting on display
of show-n-tell items & challenge items,
brought by participants. Inspires me
to try harder and create more!
New Stash - always fun.
IMO, Jennifer does a
nice job acquiring the tatting fibers, books,
supplies, + fun notions we enjoy using.
The lovely tote was full
of goodies: a window cling, letter opener (w/post its), jar opener,
special fiber, + additional supplies for the projects.
I chose a needle tat DVD as door prize.
You never know, I may give it a try!
Jennifer, you out-did yourself.
Thx for being you + hosting such a
Catching up on blog reading, I noticed Pat
has a wonderful offer on her blog.
She is tucking in some extra goodies
on all etsy and artfire shop purchases.
In addition to that,
is adding more ciggies (images)
and lengths of hand dye
silk to her shops! Lucky us : )
Check out the Museum Day section of the Smithsonian web site.
Select a museum and fill in the form;
provide your e-mail address.
You will get a free admission to the museum you select.
Good on Sept 25th!
Sewing Machine Day celebrates a very important invention ----- the sewing machine. The first sewing machines were made in France in the 1830s. It wasn't until 1846, that they were patented in the U.S. What a great invention. Prior to it's creation, clothes items were sewn together by hand...stitch by stitch.