Saturday, August 3, 2013

What I Have Been Doing When I Have Not Been Blogging, Part 2

I embellished another Hope Stone. This is my June BJP. Hope Stones are given to Survivors at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Survivors are encouraged to keep them as long as they need the extra hope and then to pass them on to another cancer survivor who needs some extra Hope. You can see some of the other Hope Stones I've embellished here.

Like the other Hope Stones, this is mounted on Lacy's Stiff Stuff and backed with UltraSuede. I used a peyote stitch bezel, not my usual method. Instead of lots of fringe, I made starburst sort of things around the outer edges. I'm sure there's a name for them. There are Swarovski crystals on the tips.

My May BJP was also a Hope Stone. I neglected to photograph it. It was given as a door prize to a Survivor at the 2013 Holland-Zeeland Relay for Life.

This is the fourth year I have served on the Planning Committee for our Relay. It's an important project for me because the American Cancer Society is the largest funder of cancer research other than the US government. I want my children, my grandsons, my nieces and nephews, and my great-nieces (and everyone elses!) to have a future without cancer.

I studied more German. Important question:

Wie viel kostet das?

What I Have Been Doing When I Have Not Been Blogging, Part 3

I rode a lion.

The Crackpot Quilters spent a day together making a quilt top for charity. No materials were purchased for this project. Next year we will baste the the quilt top, the batting and the backing together so it is ready for machine quilting.

My Other-in-Law and I attended a luncheon which featured author Zoe Ferraris as a speaker. I happened on one of her books last fall, and then I read the other two. I highly recommend them.

I studied German some more. And some more. And still more.

I ate ice cream three times in one week.