January 5, 2012

Mosaic & Magic


I made this mosaic today showing some of the things that I posted on flickr in 2011. I can't say I made it all in 2011 because patterns published in books take about a year before you can tell anyone!

Today was a wonderful sunny day that was too warm for a scarf. It reminded me of a little quilt I made in August 2010 that I totally forgot about! I called it "Sunny Day Neighbourhood" and it started out as a Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild challenge to use leftover triangles from a flying geese block...





I just can't get enough of these cute little houses and the fun loopy quilting...



And yes..."neighbourhood" is spelled the Canadian way. My blogger preview window doesn't like it ;o)


Yesterday, I received a lovely e-mail from one of my fans in the Ukraine..."Hello Laurraine, Looked at your work and simply fell in love with each one. Do you have a magic wand? This is something unreal! You are an extraordinary person with special hands and creative head. Good luck to you." I thought it was quite hilarious because there just happened to be a magic wand in my studio at the time!

Claire asked Santa Claus for a real magic wand... not those plastic sparkly light-up ones which are obviously just toys... a real wand... a wood wand. She was absolutely thrilled to find this amazing wand in her stocking Christmas morning. She makes sure that everyone knows it is made from "100% wood" which is apparently a VERY important detail! Oh... and apparently it works!

Enjoy your afternoon tea & quilted crafts :o)

32 comments :

Erika said...

hahaha, the wand deal sounds pretty serious :) It's really sweet, even made my heart smile!
By the way, I have been following your blog for a while now, you make such amazing patchworks :)

Катаринка said...

Как красиво !!!!!
Просто дыхание замерает !

Sybelle said...

wonderful design! The sentence at the quilt was made by hands? Perfect...

Kisses, Sibelle
doceslacosbysybelle.blogspot.com

Adriana said...

Hi Laurraine,
How beautiful and magic for Claire to have a real wand.
I'm sure she's blessed with your talent and from here you can call everything magic...

Vicki W said...

I love that wall hanging!

Lorrie said...

Your work is beautiful. I just spent quite a lot of time over at Flickr!

I think a Canadian version of Blogger spell checker would be a very good thing.

artisania said...

Oh man, Claire is one lucky duck! I will always continue to be blown away, utterly charmed and wholly inspired by your talent and craftswomanship! *hugs*

Юлия said...

Very beautiful!

Tatkis said...

Your mosaic is so beautiful (as all of your works!)
Houses hanging is absolutely cute, and the magic wand too :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

SewSurprising said...

Your work is pure art, I love looking at it as you include such detail. The magic wand would get such a work out in my sewing room :)

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

Love the little bunny in his house, so cute!

Beatriz said...

I totally agree with your fan from Ukraine and we sure are not alone.
You´re creative, have extreme good taste and your work is so neat and precise it seems to me you´ve been doing this for ages... and still, you´re so young!
Congratulations!
Keep challenging our skills! LOL

Marysia said...

Lovely collection and so much in YOUR style! Love to see more of your works coming. Lots of luck in 2012!

Patricia Neri said...

Beautiful work! Kisses and Hapy New Year!!

Amelie said...

very nice

2ne said...

Love to look at your work on your blogg :-)

Wiktoria said...

Uwielbiam Twoje prace.Wszystko wprawia mnie w zachwyt.Sama od niedawna próbuje swoich sił z patchworkiem.Zapraszam do obejżenia.http://szyciemoje.blogspot.com. pozdrawiam

Diseño Web said...

Que bonito trabajo!!!

Jim Thomson said...

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Priscila B. said...

Amazing blog!!!! :D
kisses from Brasil

Ludivine said...

Your blog is very sweety and your handmade things are nice, I like them so much! Excuse me for my poor english. Friendly yours!

susiloci said...

Que trabajo tan lindo, es precioso!!!!!!!

Mimi said...

I love your style and colours - thanks for sharing. I am now following your blog via Google Reader.

Ирина said...

I am also sure you are a magician!)) All your works are just great!

sandra said...

I love your works very much. Your family is lovely!

sandra

M. Santos said...

Very beautiful all your works, congratulations

Regina said...

Olá
Como receber suas atualizações?
Amei seu site.
Beijo
Meu email: rvloureiro@yahoo.com.br
Meu nome: Regina

CHOUBIDOUNE said...

Bonjour, il manquait un peu de commentaire français, alors me voilà. Votre travail est toujours aussi fabuleux, j'adorrrreeee ! i love your work, i'm absolutely fan ! we have a fantastic, exposition in france, the name is "l'aiguille en fête" and i'm sure, if french people who love patchwork and needlework see your work the fall in love !! maybe on day, i hope ! Congratulation for your work ;) CHOUBIDOUNE

knuckstermom said...

Love the wand too! I think I could use one too! Did you carve it yourself?

Alenka***** said...

У вас прекрасные работы!

Elitruj said...

cuando DIOS habla en su palabra de aquellas personas a las cuales les dio ese corazon sabio y lleno de creatividad es usted la imagen viva de lo que EL dice ..felicidades por tan hermosas obras ¡¡¡
GOD BLESS YOU ¡¡¡

LintLady said...

Hi Laurraine,
I just discovered your blog and will take it in my link list soon.
I think the "wooden Wand" is just the best gift, I ever noticed. Great idea and nicely done.
Hello from Germany :o) Doris