Castles in Moonlight

Castles in Moonlight
Have plenty more castles!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Meet Nadia Mamelow!  She's here from Tunisia!  Wow.  We had a great day at Thursday Bee getting to know her and see what she likes to work on!  They don't have a lot of fabric shops over there, so she really uses scraps and leftovers. 

this is appliqued.  Reminds me of Mola's but it's not reverse applique. 

this is all embroidary.  Has a batting underneath but no backing yet.  Uses the pearl cotton.

Second version.  These are to be pockets on a bag that she is making.

This is one side of the bag, and

This is the other side.  The fabric is black and white, the colors are the embroidary she has added. 

Here's a closer look at her piece she was holding up.  The white was a sleeve she cut off, then added in the green pieces.  Drew the flowers with pencil to get them in the right place.  Then outlined with a Sharpie Pen!  Went over the lines with embroidary, and kept on stitching.  Very interesting work!

Deb was there and adding buttons to her piece!  This was made out of the scraps of the previous quilt she worked on. 

We laughed a lot today at bee!  That's what it's all about for us.  Nadia is going to be in town for a couple of weeks, so we'll get to see her at the guild meeting and bee again.    I will take her around to see some shops and up to see my studio.....hope I don't have to clean up too much.  I'd rather play around with fabrics than clean. 

Her blog is   go and see her things. She blogs once a week for a couple of weeks.  Then takes the 4th week off.  She took lots of pictures and notes to update hers when she can on this trip.  We met through this blog!  I met some one from Tansania!  Unreal and fantastic! 

She will give a talk at the UT Library on  women and how they have changed and become Modern.  April 16th, 3 to 5:30.  Should be fun to listen to! 

Just keep swimming....

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