Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Found this walking stick at a craft fair on Sunday. I bought it for my dad, who was about to embark on a sightseeing trip out west. It's hand carved from black walnut.
The tree that the wood came from was taken down a few years ago right across from the park where the craft fair was being held, just a couple blocks from my house. I liked the local provenance. I also liked the duck shaped handle, and I knew Dad would too. I wish I'd had my camera with me on Sunday. In addition to an assortment of walking sticks, this man had beautifully carved ducks, etc., on which he had used colored stains, not paint, so the beauty of the wood shone through. I am constantly amazed by the talented artists in the local community. I bet you can think of several in your area as well.
Whirlygig Christmas blocks! I have all of them pieced and trimmed. Now I just have to play with the layout.
The upholstery fabric for the chairs was in at the fabric store, so I went and picked that up yesterday. While there, I noticed that quilting fabric was 50% off! How could I resist? I bought a few one-yard cuts.
These just say "summer" to me.
I was drawn to the bold graphics in these other fabrics. They're a bit migraine-inducing when stacked all together here, but I'm sure I'll find the right spot to use each of them, eventually.
Now I've got to turn my attention this week to the game case for my sister. Time to re-thread the machine and get hopping!