Saturday was spent viewing Diane Cook's Artful Gathering video, "Heart Strings." When I first saw it months ago I new I just had to make one so she sent me a DVD of her class and I watched and took notes then crept into my studio to play. I had been gathering the supplies for a week and could hardly wait to get started. I figured I would get to it in October however, I couldn't wait any longer. I learned techniques, and although I need more practice on a few, I think it turned out fine and I love it. I wore it all weekend.
I added a bottle of vintage pearls from a dear friend to represent my grandmother, Pearl.
My little book was titled, " Winter Rose."
Sunday morning I went to the beach with Jilly. It was a perfect morning for it, cool and sunny. It was beautiful. There were waves crashing to shore uncovering many treasures.
We both found quite a bit of goodies. Although the cobalt blue one wasn't as smooth as the others, and still had a shine, I nabbed it. I couldn't believe I found a red piece too.
After the beach I went to help Jilly on a large CQ project. We spent the entire day on it and hopefully one day it will be revealed to all,, but for now, it is under wraps.
I went grocery shopping early this morning and came home to mow and deadhead the garden. I love the cool weather with plenty of sunshine. I noticed the black walnuts are ready to harvest. I ran over hundreds while mowing the coral. My brother gathers them and throughout the winter he shells them and he gives me a jar to make brownies or fudge. You can't beat a fresh black walnut. Tomorrow I'm going to play in the studio with Laney. Who knows what we shall create!
My break is over, back to the garden for me. Enjoy your day!