Sunday, March 8, 2009

Adding More Pictures Before I Re-format My PC!

Back to more freezing cold weather... and trying to keep warm! I can hardly wait for Spring to arrive! So, I am about to re-formay my pc, which is a huge undertaking for me...but it continues to give me major problems, so I am formatting as a last resort...Wish me luck! Since I will be erasing all data, and pics, I thought I would add a few more just in case, I don't get on here for a while.... I spent hours today backing up all of my precious files and pictures... I hope I am doing it all right!

So, as I mentioned I thought I would add pics of my quilled musical instruments. I have made a grand piano, 3 guitars, and a violin/fiddle... These were all custom orders.... and all were happy with the results!

The piano took sooo long to complete, but when it was finished, I almost wished that I could have kept it. I did it all in pearl papers, and there are 88 fringed keys, along with actual printed music sheets (the wonders of computers!) . The violin, was my first stringed instruments, so I went through some challenges with it, but was really happy with the results. Stringing it with metallic thread took a long time!

This piece was a special custom order for a Christmas gift. The same poem was requested as in the piano piece. The guitar turned out very well, as it should have, being that it was my third one! I even handmade the small Bible, including the tiny quilled cross on the cover. Again, stringing the guitar, took almost as long as all of the quilling on it.....

Well, I'd better get back to fixing my pc. Hopefully I'll be back soon with some more pics to share. I am going to add some newer ones, as well as some older pieces.... Please check back often, and you're welcome to leave comments too!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Some More of My Older Creations

Finally a break in the cold winter weather! Right now it's 11degrees Celsius or 52 F! I would like to continue to share some of my older designs with you. This is a card I made by request for a birthday. I'm including pics of the actual edelweiss flower to compare them. I have sooo many pictures I could add, but I'll just add a few more older ones, and then I'll start with more current designs. Next time, I add my quilled musical instruments. Enjoy!

This one is an Iris plaque that I made for my mom.

These are a few things that I have quilled for friends.