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I was 53 in June. I feel like I'm 30. I live in Cold Cold Wisconsin. But, I love it here.. I found fabric and quilting about 8 years ago.. I fell in love with it.. I also enjoy paper art.. I'm not sure how I kept my sanity before I started doing art. I found rubber stamps about 10 years ago and have gone on to anything and everything.. I have been blessed with creative talents and love to express myself in art. I have 2 children .. one girl who is 15 and a boy who is 17. My husband and I love to hunt,canoe and just enjoy the outdoors together.. We all love the outdoors and go up to northern Wisconsin as often as possible. I'm a 14 year breast cancer survivor.. you can view more of my art at http://laurakrasinskiquilts.blogspot.com www.picturetrail.com/barngirl or my teaching, lecture and vending schedule here http://laurakrasinskisartontherun.blogspot.com

Monday, May 25, 2009

Cynthia Corbin class

I had a great time at this class last Thurs.. we did 3 different "sketches" she calls them. It was a very interesting technique that I could see taking a liking to very quickly... She is a no frills teacher.. anything goes.. and easy... keep it simple... Her quilts were beautiful... I posted a photo of my favorite one below on my other post but, I will post it again here... I can't wait to start quilting it.. after I get my portals quilt done. I started quilting that and decided to unsew everything I quilted.. I know now what it is that I need to do differently...

Wow.. I have a lot to post... where do I begin..

I guess I will go backwards and start with my trip up north.. Mike had the canoe leaning up against the lean to on the house for the winter. As we were unpacking the truck I noticed that there was a nest in it.. with 6 eggs.. I saw the bird and I think she was a sparrow.. so that took care of our canoeing that we had planned for the weekend.. No biggy.. I took my sewing machine and worked on projects. I made a few birds. And finished my quilt top from the Cynthia Corbin class I took on Thursday. I also made a few birds with the pattern and instructions from http://nelliedurand.blogspot.com/ I just love these little birds.. The Trilliums were in full bloom and I just love them. We had a great time. On the way home MIke put out a car fire for a women who's ash from her cigarette ended up in her back seat. The back seat was fully engulfed when we got there. Luckily he carries his fire extinguisher with him and had it out in no time.. he also had the back seat out and some of the stuff in the trunk.. The jumper cables were melted.. After all that the fire dept. arrived... Mike is really good at helping out people like that.. We brought gas to a gal who ran out yesterday.. she had 2 small kids in the car and was in kind of a panic. And she had no money... So we did our good deeds for the weekend... I guess..
It is nice to be home.. but, I'm not looking forward to going to work tomorrow.. at least it is only 2 days this week.. Oh....and my best find this weekend was a rusted long underwear shirt of Mikes that was in a barrel with some other rusted stuff that I also brought home... I am hoping to use it in a quilt for Rust Tex.... Anyway.. I hope you all had a great weekend.. and a Happy and Blessed Memorial Day.

Friday, May 15, 2009

YEAH!! Rummage is over..

I just closed the rummage.. the rain is coming and I took a load to Goodwill.. My sister and I are saving our crafts stuff to have a rummage out at her house in the fall.. So all my stamps and scrapbooking stuff is put away back in their boxes.. it almost doesn't even look like a any stamps sold.. but, they did. I had many unmounted stamps sell which I was really surprised of. Anyway.. I'm glad it is over and now I can concentrate on doing some quilting the rest of this weekend.. Hopefully I will get one of my projects done.. I just have so many to finish... This is one of my future projects.. wouldn't Kit look good as a quilt????

Monday, May 11, 2009

Collage Mania.... My collages I acquired

I was like a kid in a candy store.. How do you pick your favorites out of soooo many...Over 300... These are the 3... The third photo was made by Fiona Liberatore and is called 2 cats sleeping on a leaf. You can see her website here... http://www.fionaliberatore.com/
The second piece is from Melissa Snyder and it is called Speeder Cat goes Pink for the Cure.. Melissa is a cancer survivor.
And the first photo which was the first collage I purchased is by Leslie Tucker Jenison and is called Garden Pathway. I saw some of Leslie's work in Rosemont and became a fan.. You can see more about her here http://leslietuckerjenison.blogspot.com/
I'm very excited... My piece sold also... It was a great fund raiser with over $18,000 made for American Cancer Society... thanks to all the gals who did all the work for this event..!!! And there were many but, especially Virginia Spiegel and Karen Stiehl Osborn... but so many others also ......