Archive for July, 2012
Ive been traveling throughout California attending art auctions looking for unique quilts. I have had a lot of success. I have found so many quilts that you could tell were filled with thousands of hours of careful planning and stitching.
I was attending at art auction in Orange and found a wonderful quilt. The quilt was from the Civil War era and was made in the design of Blazing Stars. There was a wonderful appliqued red and green swag-like border. The center of the quilt has a feathered heart hand quilted.
The art auction that I went to in San Bruno had a fabulous quilt that was made in the 1860s. The quilt was hand appliqued using cheddar, red and green cotton solid fabrics. The background was white and the border has a meandering flowering vine. It was truly special.
I found a great quilt that was made in 1894 while I was at an art auction in Rancho Cucamonga. The style of the quilt was really fun. It was called a Victorian Crazy Quilt. There was so much elaborate hand embroidery over every seam and within the blocks, it was magnificent.
I was on vacation in Napa and attended an art auction that had several really nice quilts. The one that I won was made in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and was completed in the 1870s. I like the design called Ocean Waves. The chain had earth green and chocolate brown triangles that were pieced with exceedingly fine skill and precision. The border and background color was warm, cadmium orange.
The quilt I found at an art auction in Paradise was an 1840′s thin, cotton Quaker quilt, which measures 108″ x 88″ and had 10 stitches per inch. It was a Quaker cotton wedding quilt. The top border, near the pillows, had a blue print and each side and the bottom had wide borders with North Carolina Quilt blocks in each corner. There were two rows of North Carolina Lilies in the center, and one row on each side facing outward.
The quilt made its way into the art auction because someone made the decision to sell some of the great historic heirlooms that were passed down through her family to her. I was very fortunate to acquire this heirloom that had passed through the many generations of Quaker families. Now I own one of the great Pennsylvania Quaker masterpieces.
Log cabin quilts are a design that I have always liked. My grandmother made a quilt using this design for me when I was twelve. I found one made in a similar fashion at an art auction Los Gatos. The quilt was made in the 1870s and was made by Mennonites.
I was lucky to find the art auction, it was difficult to find. The quilt is just fantastic. The light and dark design of this quilt has a red center on one side with two green bars, two cinnamon bars and two blue bars and then two red bars and on the other side of the red square in the center are two yellows, two black and white stripe, two lovely Lancaster blue bars, and two peppermint stripe bars.
There was an art auction in Huntington Beach that advertised quilts and I was really happy with the pieces that I found there. The quilt that I bought had a pictorial motif, like an album quilt, with a lot of interesting designs. Each block was quite different and special.
Even little ones can participate in making crafts for holidays, and we have found some great ideas for preschool Thanksgiving crafts that are fun and easy to make. With especially small children, you will most likely have to help a little with assembly, but you can let your child be creative and go crazy with decorating and gluing as their skill level will allow. We have a couple of ideas for you to try for some cute preschool Thanksgiving crafts.
One of the especially easy preschool Thanksgiving crafts we like is to let your child make placemats for Thanksgiving dinner. For this craft, youll need a dried corn cob without the kernels on it. You can usually find tons of these in fields. If you have them with kernels, let your child pick off the kernels this is what popcorn is, you know! Then you can pop it later for a yummy snack!
Take some poster paint and cover the corn cob with paint. Have your child roll the cob onto a piece of large paper to make a fun design. After the paint has dried, let them decorate the rest of the paper with colored leaf cut outs, stickers, and crayons or markers. The more detail, the more fun they are. Make several of these with the cob painted different colors. Have them laminated and you have some great, fun, and creative placemats made with the little hands of your child.
Another great preschool Thanksgiving crafts project involves making a turkey out of your childs hand and foot prints. You will have to help with this a little bit, but preschoolers are going to love how these turn out. First, trace your childs foot on a piece of brown construction paper. Do not trace the toes! Then trace two handprints from yellow, red, and orange construction paper. Do trace the individual fingers. Cut out the hand and foot prints. The heel of the foot print will be the turkeys head. Draw on a turkey face and then arrange the hand prints behind the foot print for the feathers. Have your child glue them on. Cut two strips of brown construction paper for legs and fold them accordion style. Make yellow feet out of construction paper and then glue them onto the bottom of the body and you are done!
There are many, many other ideas for preschool Thanksgiving crafts online. One great site with tons and tons of preschool Thanksgiving crafts can be found at www.preschooleducation.com. Then enjoy crafting time with your little one!
Faith Tattoos Help Find Good Faith?
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Getting Faith Tattoos
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Every one of us must have someone special in our life. Hey! By the phrase “someone special,” I do not mean for spouse or parents. I am talking about friends, in fact the best friend that everyone has in his/her life. I hope there is no need to bind this beautiful relation in words, I mean from defining the friendship. To honor our beloved friends, we have a day called “Friendship Day.” This special day comes every first week of August every year to let us spend some time with our best pals. Started in 1935 in US, today Friendship Day has become so popular all around the world, as people wait for this day to come.
On this auspicious day, friends express their love for their best pals. Different people choose different ways for celebrating this day. However, the most common trend is gifts exchange among friends. People of all age group give gifts to their friends and get gifts from them. Gift can be as simple as a friendship card or can be a costly item. Whatever the gift is never compare its worth; always try to find out the love and care in the eyes of your friend. There are so many ways of expressing your love for your best friend. But, if you are stuck in selecting the best gift for your loving pal then consider following ways for bringing a big smile on your friends face:
1. Make/design something with your own hand. Your friend must like whatever you prepare with your own hands than a costly gifts purchased from market. You can make a friendship card having some beautiful friendship quotes inside.
2. Collect favorite songs of your friend, make a CD of collected songs, and present it to your friend.
3. Offer her lunch or dinner with you either at your home or at her favorite place.
4. Select her favorite flowers and design a flower bouquet with a friendship note or poem to tell her that much you care for her.
5. Design a coupon book. In a coupon book, you can arrange coupons related to the gift that you want to present her. You can even make some promises through coupon books, and so on.
Hope these tips will be beneficial and help you select the best gift for your friend.