Wednesday, June 08, 2005

When I have the time....

Just like Amy over at angry chicken I almost started crying when I came across these books by Jean Ray Laury. I found one of them at a thrift store last week and yesterday I found the other at the same thrift store. Each of them is full of stunning brilliance and incredible inspiration.

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From Applique Stitichery:
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And from Quilts and Coverlets:
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Be still my beating heart. I am so hopeful that during the summer I shall have time to give applique a go and may even try to combine it with my crochet hats and other fun things.

PS....Jean Ray Laury is even on the web. Stephanie will enjoy this chicken quilt.


Blogger stephanie said...

LOVE all of this. That green and blue coverlet! I have an unfinished applique project strikingly similar to that tree. I am going to be on the lookout for her books.

9:55 AM  
Blogger kath red said...

hey cool finds. I love your blog too, lots of great things. thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

10:31 PM  
Blogger joy madison said...

so so cool!

11:38 PM  
Blogger Guinevere Meadow said...

Very interesting! I wish I was crafty. Well, I am, but I mean in an artsy kind of way. ;) Everytime I begin a project, I devote myself whole-heartedly to it...for a few days. I have a cross-stitch that I started literally YEARS ago, and it's one of those "weekend project" ones that you buy as a kit. Sigh. I shall live vicariously through you...

1:16 PM  
Blogger beth said...

Ms. Laury is great. Also check out Charlotte Patera & Virginia Avery, Gloria Vanderbilt's Book of Collage and Martha Mood. I only recently discovered these craft blogs. I think I am a generation removed (older) from you creative young women & I love seeing what you all are doing!

6:54 AM  

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