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Saturday, January 07, 2012

Photo Hunt & Crazy Challenge Day 6

First up, its PhotoHunt day (for real) and today's theme is "Bling".  It was a bit tricky to find the right shot, in the end this is what stood out the most.


This image isn't "bling-y" itself, but this mosaic certainly depicts bling.  This is one of the mosaics on the floor of the Cathedral at St. Anne-de-Beaupre just outside of Quebec City.  Why it was there, and exactly what it represents I'm not sure.  However, a treasure chest full of gold and money certainly is bling.

Ink Circles Seasonal Mandalas - Winter, Spring, Summer
40ct Linen

Summer

Yesterday for day six of the Crazy Challenge I started Summer on my Ink Circles Seasonal Mandalas, with the fabric already gridded and ready to go!  What a different that made, I didn't make one mistake or counting error!  I'll definitely be continuing the griding on for my last season, Autumn.

 JBW French Country Bear for Chelsey

 Me & Chelsey this September

JBW French Country Bear for Logan

Logan with "SantaBlaskie" in December

Not only did I stitch yesterday, but I did some framing.  I finally picked up a couple of ready-made frames at Michael's earlier this week.  Yesterday I took the time to stretch and pop these pieces into their new frames and they look great!

26 comments:

Kate said...

Those mandalas are going to look fabulous all together - don't think I would have the patience to grid, I only ever did that once.

butterfly said...

Love those JBW designs so cute lovely photos

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful designs!
Glad to see you at The Saturday PhotoHunt.
I hope to see y'all next Saturday for a Circular moment!
Sandi

cucki said...

Lovely picture and very besutiful jbw design..
Hugs cucki

Agi said...

I love this idea of Photohunt, and amazing that you can always find some appropriate pictures! The babies are supercute, and the bears are beautiful.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Bling was hard for me I had an ideal what the word ment.
But up here there not many blig things.
But I'm finding this hunt interesting.

Mine is up and the coffee is on.

catherine said...

your photo is great and another good start
x catherine

Susan said...

Great progress on the mandalas! I really like the idea of stitching them as one piece. Looking forward to watching your progress on this.

Christine said...

Great progress on the Mandalas and the JBW bears look lovely

Lynn said...

Great framing jobs! The bears are adorable.
Congrats on getting all four Mandelas started.

Alice Audrey said...

Challenge or not, you did good on the bling photos.

Bonnie Brown said...

Your finished pieces look great!
I'm glad the 3rd mandala worked for you!!

Bette said...

What beautiful babies. And the stitching is nice too. LOL! So glad the frog left your place. That can be so frustrating.

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on your challenge piece. Your framing is gorgeous as are the two receipients.

YTSL said...

Re the bling image: that's not what I'd have expected to see in a place of worship! ;O

Dee said...

Is it possible that the "bling" in the church refers back to the money-changers in the Bible?

That little boy at the end --- oh my gosh ... what a sweet little half smile. LOL

Anonymous said...

Hey Dani, fantastic progress and framing. I was wondering: What tread do you use for the gridding?

Best regards, Ann

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

Hi, I'm not sure why your are experiencing problems with my other blog. Please let me know if this keeps happening to you.
x catherine

ollie1976 said...

the teddy bears turned out awesome.
-Jen

Niina said...

Really lovely starts you have! And love those bears, they are cute!

Chris said...

Great start on your Mandala. I never baste like that, and I should for some projects.
Lovely pics.

Teresa said...

So glad the frog has left you and you completed your boarders.
Don't know which is cuter, your little bears or the cuties you stitched them for.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Carol said...

Your framed pieces for Chelsey and Logan turned out so nicely, Dani!! And what great progress on your mandalas. Glad to hear that the gridding has eliminated any counting errors :)

Lisa said...

SO happy that you were able to start the summer mandala with no problems this time.
I love your JBW finishes, so cute, this is one chart that I need to get as it's so versatile.

Ewa said...

Ah, gridding is wonderful, isn't it? Looking forward to seeing more of your mandalas!

Suzanne said...

Gridding makes such a difference. Love the JBW pieces.