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Billie Blakeney's Blog – July 2011 Archive (6)

july 31st...heading to Aug 1st

Well the month of July went by very quickly and so much did get done. (see past postings) I've entered 11 entries into the Creative Arts for Home and Hobby exhibit which is part of the NJ State Fair, Sussex County Farm and Horse show to open Aug 5th - 14th. I'm involved with securing monitors to help protect the exhibit. So far I've completed that task to the best of my ability. Evening commitments have been a bit of a challenge however.

Anyway, this week will be a continuation of…


Added by Billie Blakeney on July 31, 2011 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

The final 'snippet' project now done.

The original photo



Added by Billie Blakeney on July 21, 2011 at 6:31pm — 6 Comments

Snippets project directions

I never thought about taking those itsy bitsy pieces of fabric and making an arrangement of some kind until this workshop came about from our guild.

Firstly, there is no adhesive to the fabric. It's just sliced up into little bitty pieces for use on the picture.

Secondly, a simple pencil drawing colored with pencils reduces the complexity of an authentic picture. Basically a sketch of the original.

Third and last, using a thin batting, you just sprinkle your 'snippets'…


Added by Billie Blakeney on July 20, 2011 at 6:31pm — 6 Comments

Snippets class

Today I took a workshop sponsered by our guild ..Snippets.

Here is what I worked on.....


Can you tell it's a Panda in a bamboo tree??? My husband thought it was a…


Added by Billie Blakeney on July 19, 2011 at 4:42pm — 17 Comments

When I was a little girl.....a quilt of life yet to be completed....

When I was a little girl.... and celebrated my birthday, it seemed like an eternity to grow up and do the things the big kids did.



I wished that I was older so that I could join in with my older sisters on their life journeys.…


Added by Billie Blakeney on July 12, 2011 at 5:37pm — 14 Comments

It's July and I forgot to post!

Well truly, I've been very busy but I do like to post to my page monthly, like a writing in a diary.

I've been enjoying the outdoors and have become addicted to playing golf and when the weather is right and I need to chase a little white ball around a beautiful golfcourse, I usually opt to do that.  Cold and rainy days are saved for quilting and sewing. Yes, I'm doing plenty of that too, with some of the storms that we've had in NJ. Getting the Triple Irish Chain's blocks made. (63…


Added by Billie Blakeney on July 10, 2011 at 5:33am — 6 Comments

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