Saturday

journal quilt

Journal quilt for this week 42/52 (I cannot believe there's only 10 weeks left in 2007, how time flies!) is obviously inspired by the season. I am not sure how exactly that happened, maybe it's just that fall has finally arrived?I used a piece of perforated paper that had originally been used to wrap something for shipping, I sandwiched it between red tulle, free-hand machine embroidered it and rubbed with shiva paintstiks®. That became the red leaf. I painted a dryer sheet, laid it over a gold chocolate wrapper and stitched some more over that. Then put batting underneath, added two organza leaves and outline stitched all three leaves. That was fun...

To my astonishment, I have been tagged by the venerable Thelma Smith! and so early in my blogging career.... I am very honored, thank you.

So here are 7 random facts about myself:

1. I was born in Leningrad, USSR, which is now once again known as St. Petersburg, Russia
2. I am a scout.
3. I love dogs, and will own one again someday soon hopefully
4. I like to cook fancy meals for special occasions, it's the everyday meals that I struggle with at times
5. I once attempted to drive limos for extra cash, talk about misery...
6. I dressed Al Pacino
7. and drum roll please.... I have always wanted to be an artist!

OK, now here's the hard part, where I tag seven others. I am so new at this, so I hope I am not offending anyone, but I decided to tag people who's blogs I look forward to checking almost everyday.

Jane Davila, Kristin La Flamme, Tracy Helgeson, Melody Johnson, Deb Richardson, Virginia Spiegel, Elin Waterston

Thank you ladies, if you would like to participate!

8 comments:

Deb R said...

You dressed Al Pacino??? Ok, seriously...we need more details on that one. ;-)

This will take some thought, but I'll post something in response to the tag later this week.

Annica said...

Hi Natalya,
Thanks for doing the PIF exchange!
Can I have your e-mail address please?

I love your blog! And your art is beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing some more.

I'd also like to hear the Al Pacino story :-)

Natalya said...

I was a costume supervisor on 2 of Al's movies, People I Know and Chinese Coffee. Bet you didn't hear of those two, unless you're a HUGE fan... so I got to get his clothes for him and straighten his collar and all that...

Deb R said...

Ok, you're right, I never heard of those movies, but still....pretty cool story!!

Exuberant Color said...

Your journal quilt for week 42 is wonderful. You have really captured the fall colors.

Beate Knappe said...

I love your art - beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing some more.

Elin said...

Okay. I forgive you for tagging me. I finally listed my random things...you can read all about me on my blog.

p.s. I used to work wardrobe on movies too. I've seen Tom Hanks in his underwear. That's my claim to fame.

Elin said...

I wasn't offended - I'm only kidding. It was fun to think of more quirky things to post.