Monday, August 2, 2010

Handmade Monday
I hope I did this right Olga as I am not conversant with putting links on a post but I have goven it a shot so here goes! Oh and thank you Olga for hosting this as I think it will be great fun!

I thought it was a super idea to have a special day just for showing handmade things and giving other bloggers a chance to make a comment or suggestion about what we have made.
For instance I made this wall hanging many years ago based on an idea in Marie Claire Idees a magazine I used to get in Montreal. I loved the colors and thought it was a wonderful way to use up bits of fabric I had in boxes. You will notice that there is still room for improvement though as I had always meant to add a flower to the vase on the right and although the original hanging in the magazine didn't have anything else I have always though the background looked a little blah. So maybe this is my chance to add some new touches to an old project and jazz it up!
 Suggestions are always welcome! Have a great Monday making something with your hands...

I need to learn how to do those mosaic picturamas!


  1. Hello, Tina. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I really do like your quilt. I have always wanted to make one myself but never seem to find the extra time.

    I don't have any suggestions for "jazzing" up your quilt.I love the country colors and the patterns in it. I think it's quite lovely as it is. :-)

    I hope you have a very beautiful day,

  2. Dear Tina,

    yes I would do some applications, the idea with the flower on the right side is charming. You could also make something with beads on it.
    For making a mosaic you get the description on the blog little red house. There is a button on the right side when you click on it you get the instructions. It took me first a little time but now I am used to it. In case you have trouble with it we can email.
    And please make a photo of your turquoise wall in case you paint it in that colour.
    Have a nice week!

  3. Hi Tina, your wall hanging is very pretty. It's so neatly done. I especially like the stacks of bowls and mugs. Quilting and making fabric appliques is what I'd love to learn one day. Thank you for joining Handmade Monday. Have a fabulous week!

  4. Tina,
    I love your quilt!! I think it looks beautiful!! I wish I was able to quilt but it is something that I haven't even attempted yet.
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I really appreciate all of your nice comments!!
    Have a great day!!


  5. Tina what a pretty piece. Is there anything you can not
    I have been thinking about you wondering how you are. I checked to see if you had sent me your story and I hope you have not because it was not there. lol I am good about loosing stuff so please tell me you have not wrote it yet.
    I have to catch up with your other post while I am here. The last few weeks my pain has returned so I am behind with sites of my friends

  6. Very fun. Would love to see some flowers too. I have not made a quilt in so many years. Someday I hope to try it again. Thanks for the nice comments - they are so appreciated.

  7. This is so lovely and creative! Love the theme you used :)


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for leaving a comment. It truly brightens my day to read your thoughtful remarks!
Tina xo