Friday, December 14, 2012

Winner!




We have a winner! Carol you have won all of the fabric swatches shown in the last post.
e-mail me at alma@blackbird-designs.com with your address.

#229 Carol said...
So good to see you back on your blog. You have been missed.

The fabrics and the new quilts look wonderful. Happy to be included in the drawing. Hope I win!
December 12, 2012 11:16 PM

I've been working on our new web-site with our designer today. Hopefully we will have a new site open soon. Not to worry. When we make the change I will be sure to let you know in advance where to find us.

 Remember this tree? I blogged about it in 2010 around Christmas time. (December 7th to be exact)
Debbie Dusenberry, the creative force behind Curious Sofa wrapped a wire tree with yarn. She no longer has a store front, but has a blog and web-based store. Check out her blog site. She has more pictures of this wonderful tree. She shows the black heavy-wire tree decorated and the wrapped one too. Too cute for words.

Two years ago I purchased the bare wire tree from Debbie and got the yarn to wrap the branches. It has sat in my studio for 2 years. I finally was inspired to begin this project and have been wrapping the tree a couple of hours each day for about a week. (Dave's been watching me from the sofa.I need to pull a "Tom Sawyer" and figure out how to get him wrapping too.) It has take a bit longer than I expected. As I wrap each branch I wish I had purchased Debbie's when I had a chance! Will show progress on the tree soon.

Until later,

Alma

13 comments:

  1. Wow, that sounds like a lot of work, wrapping the yarn on the tree. It really is pretty though. I hope you are happy with how yours turns out when you finish it.

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  2. What a great tree!!!! Love the idear!!!

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  3. Sweet tree and congrats to carol xxx

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  4. Congrats to Carol! Lucky gal!

    That tree is very pretty! I always wondered why hand made stuff always cost so much too... until I started making stuff myself! lol! Now I know.... you either pay for it in time (do it yourself) or money (pay for it to get done)... nothing in life is "free"... :-)

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  5. So glad you are back. I really missed your blog and pictures! I'd never get the tree done...

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  6. Beautiful photo !
    Congratulations to Carol !

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  7. I had a travel day on Thursday and don't know how I missed your update, I've checked dailey I believe, and soooo glad you are back! Loved tree back when and can't wait to see yours - maybe you should have started last year wrapping. Is the yarn very thick, ack, must be VERY time consuming. Can't wait to see more of what you two have been working on!

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  8. O Alma, what have you done with yourself!!!! Go quilt or bake, but quit winding....

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  9. Yes this is really a wonderful tree.congrts for this

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  10. I would like the Honeyhill box. I love your designs and I have quite a few and have stitched some. I look forward to your new designs as they come out.

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