I am guessing you have a weird look on your face after reading the title (I would!).
I tried an experiment and I am happy to say that I was pleased with the way it turned out.
Fabric painted with a celery
*Note this is not a sponsored post. I bought all of the supplies and the opinions are 100% mine.
Supplies I used:
Plain red cotton material
Jacquard Textile (fabric paint) in black
The waste end of a celery
You are probably wondering why I decided to try this. Well, I was actually cutting a whole celery up so I could store it in a container with water so it could be put in my husband’s lunch later that week. When I got to the waste end I was going to put it in the compost container, but then realized it looked like a flower.
So, I knew I had a piece of the plain, red cotton material, which was kind of boring and I had bought a container of the fabric paint so I figured it was worth trying out.
Plain red fabric
Paint used for fabric
Rose created by celery end and fabric paint
I was happy how it turned out and even took the final piece of material, after I had washed and dried it, to the local quilt guild meeting and showed it at ‘Show and Tell’.
Since then I have seen multiple ideas on how to use stamps, etc on quilts. That will be a project for the future.
This piece of material was actually cut into strips and used in a project.
I was scrolling through some emails and I came to one from the PILLOWS A-LA-MODE blog.
I was sad to read that Katherine, the author of the blog, had died right before Christmas of breast cancer.
I, like others who commented, never met her, but I always enjoyed reading her posts when they arrived in my email inbox.
The Internet (blogs, Facebook, etc) has definitely expanded my view of the world. Before Christmas, I read a post on Facebook stating that there was going to be a heatwave in Australia on Christmas day and the next post was about how people were dealing with the freezing cold temperatures in Nevada, etc.
So, even though there is a lot of negative information on the Internet I hope I add something positive to what is available.
This summer a local place did a Whale painting at a Paint and Sip night. A friend was going and I really liked the painting so I signed up. I didn’t know what to expect since I have a lot of hobbies, but I do not consider myself a painter even though I have relatives that can paint very well.
Well, I had a blast and I really like how my painting turned out.
So, before Christmas 2015 I saw this in the local Target ad.
And my first thought was that dog looks like Pepper (our ‘red’ Golden Retriever). I knew Pepper needed a sweater to keep her warmer when she slept out in the dog house so I went looking the next time I was in the local Target store.
Target was out of the dog sweater that was shown in the ad, but I was able to get Pepper a sweater.
Here she is modeling it. She definitely doesn’t look as happy as the dog in the ad, but she didn’t complain when we went to put it on her before bedtime. And I am happy to say that it lasted through the winter and will definitely get more use this coming winter.
Please remember to go vote on Tuesday, if you didn’t get a chance to vote early. In Nevada we were able to vote early so I and a family member went and stood in a line on a Saturday to do that.
I won’t give my opinion or allow a debate about who to vote for, but please vote. There are local issues, etc that also need to be decided. And in some states you are able to vote ‘None of the Above’ and even that counts as a vote.
How would you feel if a person or question lost by one vote and you hadn’t gone to vote for them like you were going to?
I am just happy to live in a country where I have the opportunity to voice my opinion even if what I want doesn’t win.
So, did you vote? I would love a ‘Yes’ if you did vote.
At the end of September the husband had a short work conference in Las Vegas so I tagged along and we turned it into a mini vacation. Most people think of gambling and shows when they think of Las Vegas, but since we live in Northern Nevada we didn’t do any of that. After spending our required 1.5 days on the Strip, for his conference, we got a hotel away from the Strip and went exploring.
So, I found the Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas – Red Rock / Summerlin. It was is on the west side of Las Vegas and near the ‘loop’ road so I knew we could get to the areas that we planned on going without too much difficulty.
Years ago we visited Las Vegas and Red Rock Canyon was a way outside of town. Well, that is not the case anymore. Las Vegas has grown a lot since the last time we had visited. It turns out the hotel I selected was 11 miles from Red Rock Canyon.
So, in the afternoon, after the conference ended we went and explored Red Rock Canyon. There is now a nice visitor center and we drove the scenic route and took some photos. Since it was later in the day we didn’t go on any long hikes.
Here are a few photos. Las Vegas is visible in the background of the upper right photo.
Red Rock Canyon outside Las Vegas
So, when was a the last time you visited Las Vegas and did you go see anything besides The Strip?