October 20, 2007

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!


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 Khorover Aikens 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!!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson 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.