Friday, September 7, 2012

Memorium - Genji

Our beloved cat, Genji, died this afternoon of pancretitus. He was 3 years, 4 months old. He was a lynx, seal point Birman with gorgeous blue eyes and long, long fur. He loved to stay close to us even when sleeping and would go from room to room to keep us with our activities.

As a kitten he found a piece of swimming suit fabric that had a snake skin pattern in metallic blue and black. He would regularly attack the "snake" and kill it, so as to protect us, maybe? The snake would appear at different parts of the house, and never ceased to startle me just a bit.

His preferred position for sleeping was with his belly up, exposed to the air. I called it his "mommy trap" because I could not resist stroking it any time I passed by.

We will miss him greatly as he added a great deal of love, joy and even laughter to our lives.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Making Fabric Jewelry - Review and Give Away

 Marthe Le Van has written a book to delight people like myself -- who love fabric and like to make jewelry. There are over 20 projects in this book with brief explanations that are well written and illustrated.

The projects range from very simple ones like the necklace of circles of fabric illustated on the back of the book, to more complicated pieces like the necklace on the front.

For those interested in more complicated challenges, there are plenty of those as well. This is a book that could keep one interested for a long time.

Any if one just wants to look at the pictures, Le Van has included a number of other examples of fabric jewelry by other artists.

If you are interested in owning a copy of this book, leave me a comment on this blog by Sept 10 and a way to contact you (USA only)  and I will  randomly draw a name to send the book to.