Thursday, July 1, 2010

June's been a busy, busy month!

I guess I just have to admit that I've been busy ... been meaning to come post & visit all my wonderful blog friends, but life has different ideas for me ... here's the scoop: 1) I entered a lap blanket that I crocheted for my mom-in-law in the "Made by Hand" show at the Visual Arts Center here in Punta Gorda.

The exhibition has been going on since the last weekend in May and everything comes down next Friday.

Following are photo's of the blanket in progress:

I used a bamboo/acrylic yarn that is yummy soft

here's a snap of it in the gallery:

and a close-up:
a friend showed me a really cool edging:
here's a closer look at it:

I didn't place in the show ... BUT ... I did get:

the People's Choice award:

talk about a delightful surprise
I also tossed my name into a hat for a seawall space for a contest the Royal Palm Marina is having ... a lot of people showed interest & there are only 18 spots available ... would you believe my name got drawn?!?
it's true
here's the wall as I first saw it:

12' x 5' ... base coat ... two shades of blue-green:

and the three sea turtles in progress:

here's a close-up ... flippers still need to be filled in:

here's a shot of the one in the far left corner:

and the middle one all filled in:

and the one at the far right:

I'm planning on adding some random circles throughout, but we've been getting rain ... and lots of it ... late afternoon and early evening (when I'm able to go out to the marina) ... I keep hoping that it'll let up (please cross your fingers). :)
The judging is happening on the 4th ... wouldn't that be cool?!?
and can't forget about:

our contributions are due today ... wouldn't you know it, I'm not quite done ... and still at work ... but I will definitely be sending mine before I go to bed.

There's my lil-more-than a nutshell of an update.

Hope all is well with you!


Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

June really a busier month for you since your last update in blog.
Do have a happy busy month of July too.

Sue said...

You really have been busy! The blanket is wonderful and congrats on winning the People's Choice award!

Don't forget to post more pics of your sea turtle work if you add to it....looking good! Good luck on the 4th.


priti.lisa said...

Busy making beautiful ART! I love all of the shades of blue and turquoise you've been using...I'm on a blue kick too lately. Good luck on the 4th :)

Janet said...

such a beachy looking blanket...I LOVE it! I also love the turtle :-)

grrl + dog said...


The stars are aligned over your head .

I reckon peoples choice means so much more.. , means your piece speaks to them and that is essentially what we are going for, isnt it?

rebecca said...

i love seeing you here...and all you have been creating.
you are a wild thing! hovering on the edge of deadlines and always making it to the finish line.


Caroline said...

Happy 4th to you!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love the turtles! So glad to see you back :)

Pattee said...

your blanket is fabulous! Great that you got the Peoples Choice award! To me better than first place~: )

June and now July are all busy months....

Love that you won such a cool prize!

I hope that I will come back from NIADA full of new ideas!

Cheers ~ Pattee

Abi said...

fabulous all round.. love the blanket.. congratulations.

Marilyn said...

A sea wall mural--what a great place for your distinctive art! Love the sea turtles!!

Parabolic Muse said...

WOW, that blanket is amazing! I can imagine what that yarn feels like. You have been making really cool stuff. You plate is definitely full, but you're bringing beauty to people!