Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday show and tell?

OK, so maybe the show part..

Well, probably the tell, too.

Didja ever notice I talk a lot?'s been a issue for a long time. So much so that when I'm quiet, everybody thinks there's something wrong..

Which there's usually not. I just get tired of hearing me so much and it's hard for me to keep up with me..

So then I don't pay attention to what I'm saying..and has that gotten me into trouble!

I have been wanting to try one of these art-quilts-canvas thingys for a while - been getting stuff ready, been buying stuff , collecting stuff, coffee-staining stuff..

I love the look of quilts - love love love quilts. And I am amazed at the talent of real quilt makers.

I however, am not a quilter. Can't sew. Don't do math. Have the attention span of a gnat.

So this is the closest thing for me.

This is my Mother - around 1917 I figure (she was born in 1915 and this looks to be her at about 2-ish)

I still have to work on the hanger part - I am going to put a slat on the back so it hangs correctly.

I put 4 rusty hearts on - one for each of my brother, my sisters and me..

And a door plate..without a door nowhere...wonder what that means?? The I added some fringies and some safety pins..

So,. here's the first try..

Next, I'm going to make a smaller one with a Native American theme..

This is just the beginning of the process- laying down the fabrics and looking what to move, change, add..

It's not going to be as big as the background suggests..

I got my inspiration form KC Willis of

I'm going to totally do a whole "western Woman"theme..can't wait!

And I think I'll do a 50's kitchy kitchen one too.

Yea, I do have an addictive personality.

Hope your week-end was fun. We went to a couple of great Estate sales - I'll show more pictures this week.



debi said...

Your assemblage turned out sooo pretty! Nice job! Can't wait to see the second one...looks pretty so far.
Hugs, Debi

Irish Cottage Dreams said...

Wow! you are sooo creative!! I like them both
very much. :)


Gaston Studio said...

Very nice Coleen!

Today am announcing a giveaway thingie on my post which will begin next Monday... come visit and see what I'm talking about!

The Feathered Nest said...

I LOVE THEM COLEEN!!! Just wonderful sweetie!!!! I love all of the different elements ~ you inspire me to get busy creating sweet friend. I hope you have a great week!! xxoo, Dawn

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Colleen, they are fantastic! I love them! I have some old pictures of my mother and would love to try something like this! Awwwww, it's just so sweet!

wendy said...

WOW!!! That was a first try? What an awesome job!! Just beautiful!!
I can't wait to see the next one!

Lori R. said...

Dang, you did good!!! that doesn't look like beginner's luck to me!!! I think you have just been holdin' out on us miss smartie pants!!! Love that pic of your mom and how you put it with the metal of the hearts and the door thingy. Your pick of colors is really nice!!! So working on the next one, you go girl!!!

Sweet Repose said...

WOWZA...I'm with ya on the sewin thingy...eeewwww...but it really turned out cute, can't wait to see the Western woman theme too...and what a wonderful tribute to Mom and siblings...a memory quilt and a great heirloom for the kids to fight over.

Have a great week gal!


Pen Pen said...

I love your "quilty" collage. I especially like the four hearts to represent you and your siblings. Great ideas!

Laurie and Chris said...

It looks great. These would be great Christmas gifts!!