Saturday, 22 December 2007

My Last Post for a Little While...

Just want to wish all my blogging friends a wonderful joy-filled Christmas and a great New Year. We are "on holidays" now and leave tomorrow for Perth. I'm driving back on the 2nd of January so I will be back blogging that night probably!! (I'll have withdrawal symptoms by then I expect.)


Yesterday's mail brought this gorgeous card and stunning silk postcard from Sue Smith - just beautiful Sue! I probably shouldn't have scanned the card with some rust fabric behind it(!) and the silk was so reflective the scan is hopeless but believe me when I tell you it really is a beautiful brown silk and not a rainbow pattern!!

Last night, when I should have been packing and/or wrapping presents, I got this overwhelming urge to have a play with a background for an autumn themed art quilt I need to have finished by the end of January. I don't know whether I will actually use this piece for it but I was really happy playing around with the technique!

(The left side is just the tissue paper in its original but crumpled state
and is there just for comparison in the scan)


The result is quite leathery looking. It is a variation on a technique I have blogged about before which I learnt from the wonderful Dale Rollerson - it is based on tissue paper and cotton quilt batting. It is very soft and pliable and will be great to machine or hand sew onto. At this point I am imagining adding some applique, hand stitching/quilting and some beading.

So now I am off to pack and wrap and clean and generally get myself ready for 10 days away from home. As much as I love holidays I miss my home when I am away, especially all my art, craft and sewing supplies! As this holiday involves some relaxing I need to pack some things I can work on, but of course I can't make up mind what to take and will probably do what I usually do and take nothing other than reading material!

16 comments:

Purple Missus said...

Have a great time Debbi. See you in the new year. :)

Myra said...

Have a great trip Debbi. I will miss seeing your beautiful creations. :o)

Doreen G said...

Merry Christmas Debbi have a good break-come back refreshed-see you in the New Year

sharon young said...

Looks like a great technique , Debbie, I love using tissue paper for mixed media stuff but have yet to get the hang of stitching it.
Have a great break, will miss your blog, but it will be well worth the wait to see your creative pieces when you get back.

Susan D said...

Hope you have a great trip and best wishes for the New Year.

Sue McGettigan said...

Happy Christmas Debbi - enjoy your time in Perth :)

Night Owl Designs said...

Merry Christmas Debbi and thanks for all the inspiration this year :-)

Jen Crossley said...

Merry Christmas Debbi I hope you have a wonderful 2008
Take care
Jen

Silvia said...

I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year. Hope you'll have a great trip. Enjoy it.

The Colourguru said...

have a fabulous break Deb - can't wait to see how you work up that autumn fabric - it looks delicious
xkeron

Gypsy Purple said...

Hope you had a blessed Christmas. Wishing you and yours a prosperous 2008!!!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Debbi,
I received your card and LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much - I'll treasure it always and plan to keep it out year 'round.
Hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Kari

Homeleightigger said...

Just love the stripey piece Debbi. Welcome Home - hope you had a great Christmas. Very Happy New Year to you and yours. Val

Eva said...

I wish you a Happy New Year!
Eva

Emma said...

Happy New Yer!
Emma

audrey h. said...

Debbi.....hope the holidays are wonderful and that you are enjoying your trip. Wanted to wish you a very blessed new year and look forward to seeing more of your art :o) Happy New Year!