Saturday, January 03, 2009

I Can Finally Show You...

Now that Christmas is over, I can show you what has been keeping me busy. Here are some of the gifts that I made for my female relatives...

For my dear Aunt Kathy, who joined our family's celebration this year, because her son was stuck far away from home in a snow bank (at least his plane was stuck). My Aunt is the epitome of hospitality, so I decided to alter my Noel Dancers a bit, creating "Welcome Dancers" complete with Colonial Pineapples, a symbol of hospitality.

For my Mother-in-Law, who is the nurturer to more Labradors than I can count. The design is by my talented friend, Merrie.

For my sister Jennifer, my first attempt at wool applique, thanks to Maggie Bonanomi's book "With These Hands", which is full of amazingly beautiful folk art patterns.

For my big sister Kimmie, a silhouette of her Donny, which made her pregnant self burst into tears, which subsequently made both myself and our Mama start to cry...it was a sight to behold...

For my little sister Joann (to get the significance of Roaring Bubbles, go here):

And for my baby brother Timmy and his wife Heather:

9 comments:

Michele said...

All of your work is lovely. Your paper cutting skill is amazing. I got a little teary looking at the piece for your sister of Donny. I have always loved that quote by Dickens and it was perfect within your artwork. Such talent you have!

Sheila Nielsen Photography said...

Beth,
Beautiful! You are one talented girl!

Nancy said...

Everything is so beautiful, and you master each and every technique. They are all so different it must be fun learning and creating with so many talents.

mainely stitching said...

Beth, your talent is breathtaking!!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

What wonderful gifts. I'm sure lots of hours and thought went into each one. They are true GEMS!
:)Ginger

Patti said...

Oh Beth! Your family must have been just thrilled! Isn't it so exciting to watch someone open something that is truly made with your heart?!
Each of your pieces is just stunning! Great job!
Blessings, Patti

Boggy Creek Primitives said...

GIRL! Those gifts are absolutely beautiful and I'm sure will be treasured forever!

Julie said...

Oh my Beth! All your work has even made me cry. You've done excellent and I wish I was your sister. LOL Great job at first time felting!

Teri said...

What beautiful gifts for your family! This is my first visit to your site, but I'll be back to see more of your work!