Actually, the package was chock full of gifts for Kristin and for C...her birthday in April, and his to come in July. As you may be able to see here, there are Capuccino scented votives, and huge IKEA shopping bag (which will come in handy at the condo!), two packages of Swedish style cocktail napkins (I love them when I am entertaining guests) and two wrapped "mystery gifts". I will reveal their contents to you when I next post!! Thank you Eva!!! and Bertil too!! I hope your package has finally arrived!!
"Poppy Reflections" is finally finished!! I need to thank Gerrie for her help with the stretcher bar mounting technique. It worked very well for this piece. I had painted this piece (well, with gutta and dyes) a couple of years ago and didn't know what to do with it. It sort of haunted me. Because of its orientation, I couldn't hang it as a quilted wallhanging (I don't think), and so it needed some help. After reading a lot on the QA list, I decided that mounting it on stretcher bars was the answer. However, Gerrie cautioned me that my silk might be too fragile for stretching....good point! Gerrie suggested duck fabric, which I found easily, and so I stretched it over the bars and then mounted the quilted silk piece onto the duck:
Here are a couple of closeups:
I'm really pleased with the way it came out. I've cut off the corners in most of these shots, but you get the idea.
And last but not least, here's Big Blue..........come to say hello this afternoon:
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew, I love my new camera!!!