Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Mary triptych is finished!!!

TA-DA-DA-DA...

At long last it's finally finished and I personally love it!!! How's that for patting yourself on the back? I have incorporated wool rug hooking, fabric transfer, Milagros, bottle caps with a red velvet lining, beads and a new kind of covered cording. You zig-zag over the cotton cording from one end to the other. Then change thread colors in your sewing machine. Repeat until it's totally covered. I used four complete spools of thread and many more!
From this...




To this...

To this...

It really didn't take me that long to make. It just seemed like it because of gathering all the supplies and waiting for the Milagros to arrive by mail. I ordered them on ebay.

Also today I went to the flea market where Dulcy and her friends have a new booth. Great booth!!! (For you local girls, it's Charlies Flea Market on Trafficway.)


Here are some journals she whipped up this weekend. Aren't they cute?



To finish the afternoon I was headed to the party store to look for supplies for my mom's 80th birthday party my sister and I are hosting on April 25th. I was cutting through a parking lot and looked to my left and saw an Asian market!!! We are having her party at a big Chinese restaurant, Mr. Yen's. The stuff in here was amazing!!! Fortune cookies were only five cents each and the wonderful smelling soaps were only fifty cents each. I got the fan at another flea market today. And the little drink parasols at the party store. Boy are they unreasonably priced, compared to the Asian market. Now I know where I'll buy my soap. One is Jasmine, the other Ginseng. How much is a bar of soap at Body Works, $5.00? And the little red bags are paper. A bag of twenty of them for one dollar!!! I'm going to put the fortune cookies in them for the party favor box. I'm thinking we'll get take out boxes and put a sprig of lucky bamboo in them. (If I can get ahold of my old friend who works at the wholesale florist.)




That's all for now. Wow, three posts in as many days. I hope it's not another month until I write again.



Peace to you,



Sheri

8 comments:

Suzan Buckner said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWW!! It's beautiful!! I am soooo envious of anyone that can rug hook!! I want to so badly!!!

katie said...

great triptych, never thought of making one in hooking.
Nice flea marketing booth the gals have also.
Chinese one of my favorite in food and granddaughters ha.

katie

JoJo said...

Wow, Sheri, you got your Mary triptych done in record time!! This piece is so unusual, I think you should bring it to Lenexa next year and have it in the rug show.

Love all of your pictures and yes, those journals Dulcy made are cute. And the Asian market? Oh, yum!

Paben said...

This is wonderful Honey!I am glad Katie sent you my way!The triptych rug is absolutly gorgeous!I am glad you are journing,it is a fun and learning experiance.

Jeanne L. said...

LOVE the artful triptych, Sheri. You work so fast! I can't wait to see it in person! Jeanne L.

TamboinMO said...

I hope you are bringing Mary to hooking tonight! I know it's going to be way more cool in real life than it comes through in the pictures....can't wait to see her!

dulcy said...

I LOVE your newest piece! I too hope you're bringing it tonight. Thanks for the advertisement! I altered that little basket I bid on at hooking a couple of months ago and am bringing it. Hope you're feeling well and can make it!

art spirit said...

Sheri, I really LOVE your Mary triptych! So many different techniques and you shared them with us too!
Also enjoyed all the art and rugs...so fun to see what is being created in other parts of the US.
xo
Mary