Wednesday, January 28, 2009

6 Picture Meme

This is a bit of fun! I have just been tagged by Susan Loftin for the 6 Picture Meme. So, here is my picture. I am uncertain how to relate this to stitching... textural interest? ...a study in light and shadow? Maybe I better find the stitching relevance in the six blogs I tag in turn! lol
This is Duke, dd's bloodhound. He is still a pup, under a year, but I have been fascinated with how the characteristic bloodhound folds have been developing in his face. Which is why a while ago I found myself lying on the floor taking this picture upwards as he looked down at me from an armchair. This is the first bloodhound we have had in the family but I don't think he will be the last. He has a wonderful personality and I'm sure I will appreciate it even more when he gets over the puppy chewing stage. So far he has eaten numerous shoes, a cell phone, a loveseat, etc. Just last night it was my new dental floss and a piece of crazy quilting recently completed. Don't let that deter you though, he is fearcely loyal, intelligent, playful and very loving. So, that's the story!
Now on to the six blogs I am tagging in return.
1. On Leslie Ehrlich's Pinyon Creek Stitchin' you can see details of the three Making Memories Quilts she is putting together. These quilts are crazy quilted and have been constructed using bridal fabrics - they are truly glorious. More closeups of these quilts which have been made to benefit breast cancer are available at Leslie's Flickr site, along with many other photos of her glorious crazy quilting!
2. At Thelma's Hand Dyes you can follow her journey with colour, as she creates wonderful fabrics with the art of dyeing. These works of art would be so wonderful to use in some crazy quilting. It's a good thing I'll never get a chance to see Thelma's studio - I would be tempted to go in there with my scissors... just a snip her and a snip there!
3. Linda Boudreau's Threads of Love - Besides being one of my all time favourite people, Linda is an extremely generous and prolific stitcher. I have been blessed with several wonderful surprises from Linda and they are all treasures. Right now Linda seems to be dividing her time between knitting socks and dishclothes, crocheting the tiniest little Thread Bears (imagine a crochet bear only two inches tall!) and making wheelchair bags and bean bags to gift to the local nursing home. Linda's All That Jazz block for the Katrina quilts is one of my all time favourite pieces of crazy quilting.
4. Lyn's Quilting Lion is another favourite of mine. Lyn does beautiful crazy quilting. You will also find a wonderful tutorial on her blog of how to make a crazy quilted pinkeeper from old compact discs. Be careful though... they are addictive!
5. I love to visit Judy's blog, CJ Stitching and Blooms, and watch the progress of her project, "Crazy Quilt of my Dreams", as well as other things she has going. Judy's blog was recently beautified by her friend, Heather, from Saskatchewan, Canada. Nice to have friends with such great talent in graphic art!
6. You may have noticed there were two blogs in #5 - I wanted to mention another here that I won't contact to play this little game. I do, however, want to point the way to the Crazy Quilting International blog. Such a feast for the eyes!!
So to pass on the fun! Here are the rules: Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures. Go to the 6th Folder, then pick the 6th picture in that folder. Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture. Tag 6 other people that you know or don’t know to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog or an e-mail letting them know you chose them.

1 comment:

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Kerry, Thank you for including me your MEME fun. Hugs Judy