Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bigger than Life


That seems to be the current theme. Smaller, simpler pieces, depicting things bigger than they actually are. Pine cone is 18" 

Today is the last day that you can enter the thread drawing. It has been so much fun to read all the comments and ideas for thread storage. Surprising number of people using old library card catalog drawers. I just loved that idea. Wonder where one gets their hands on such a thing. As it stands, there are currently just a few short of 300 comments on the thread blog. I wouldn't have imagined such a thing. I hope it has proven to be good exposure for Connecting Threads, which was, of course what they were hoping for and fine with me. I don't make a practice of promoting commercial endeavors but this was a win-win. Somebody gets some free thread, more people know about it, we all get to read everybody's thread organizing ideas and the business maybe gains some new customers. I only do this if it is something good!

One last photo before I go. This is our baby fig tree. All those " knobs" will be figs. I'm pretty excited. Have you ever eaten fresh figs? Better than anything. 











14 comments:

  1. I have eaten fresh figs but never fresh picked! Lucky you. Love the pine cone. I googled library card catalog drawers and I found them on ,,, you guessed it ... Amazon.com
    Is there anything they don't sell?

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  2. Your pinecone is fantastic. Not an easy subject to draw, let alone create in cloth. Fresh figs are so good. Our neighbor has a tree which he wraps every winter in a water heater blanket. A little bit of work, but oh so worth it. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. The figs do look interesting. I've never eaten a fresh one.

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  4. Love the pinecone! And love figs. :) Those brown ones are the best. What kind of tree do you have?
    Check out this IKEA hack for 'library drawers" http://thepaintedhive.net/2012/04/ikea-card-file-drawers-hack/

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  5. Your pine cone is fantastical!!! Absolutely gorgeous.

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  6. Try estate sales or antique shops for the real card catalogs.... I have a couple and never thought of using them for thread storage... maybe I will work on that! Nothing better than fresh picked figs, warm from the sun. Almost lost my figs this last winter since it was so cold in St. Louis, but they are coming back from the root - may not get any figs this year, but have my fingers crossed!

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  7. Oh good, I'm still under the deadline for the thread giveaway. I have threads stored on those a thread holder that hangs on the wall. I don't have all of them there. The extras are in a drawer.

    I really like the pinecone piece. All the extra paint dots reminded me of the pine pollen that has been wafting around lately.

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  8. Anonymous5:49 PM

    Oh wow, I Love the pinecone! I'm trying to decide if you have used paint or just thread paining. Are you planning to tell us a bit about how you constructed this?
    Marken

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  9. Anonymous7:35 PM

    I've never eaten fresh figs nor have I ever seen how a fig tree grows.Always something to learn on your blog. Love your new small,big quilts. Julie

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  10. Hey Terry,
    A reader directed me to your post on the fig tree and its knobs. I just invested in five new figs, and am so excited that someday I may have fruit from them. Small world.
    Melody

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  11. YES Fresh figs right off the tree---nothing better:)

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  12. Anonymous11:12 AM

    May I ask what the sparkly things around the pine cone are? They look beautiful. Thank, Dean

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  13. I really like the detail in the pine cone. I have only ever eaten fresh figs once and that was at the side of a country road in Greece, picked for me by the farmer and just so delicious.

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  14. I love the shapes in the pinecone!

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