Waiting In The Wings

Friday, November 25, 2016

Friday Favourites

So Friday has come around again, due to a very messy week
I wasn't able to post on my quilting. I missed the chance to
say a very Happy Thanksgiving, so a belated wish
that you did enjoy the day.

I collected a new book today, it was ordered quite some
time ago but it's only just flown into my hand!

This is a real treasure!! I have followed Mandy's blog
ever since I first began blogging and last year I bought three of her
small collage pieces and had them matted and framed. I
wrote a post and photograph of all three together but was asked by a few bloggers
 if I could show a full shot of each - here they are - sorry they didn't crop well.,
 but I'm sure you'll love them regardless.

Love the turkey reds in the one above

soft mushroomy shades with that hint of maroon in the flower

and this one was a win, win with the scissor tape.

Mandy covers materials, process, fabrics and lots more in the book.
My favourite section is about making collaged books - I have already gathered
a few laces, buttons and old embroidered pieces together!

If textile collage interests you go along to Mandy's blog
it's a delight.

 Gotta have a favourite flower of the week and coming up to the
Christmas season here we have the
Pohutukawa aka The New Zealand Christmas tree

and mine, here in the large pot, needs a little TLC I think.

Have a happy quilty weekend, back during the week.



Julie said...

Thank you for a new book and block to check out. My street has Pohutukawas along the verge - not big ones luckily.
Happy weekending.

Nancy J said...

Those wee collages are so pretty, and a lot more work than I would think. Enjoy your new book, cold and windy here, perfect for sitting in a cosy chair with something new to read.

Sally Trude said...

I love her birds. Seemingly simple, and yet... And you are definitely a tease with piles of delicious fabric as the backdrop to the pictures that "didn't crop well." Ha!

Linda Swanekamp said...

What an absolutely cool flower! Seems Dr. Seuss-like. Here is hoping you have a better week. Thanks for the collage show.

gayle said...

Those collages are wonderful! Thanks for the look!
And I've never seen anything like that flower - wow!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Thanks for showing the close ups of the collages. I was happy to see your new mug rug in the photos!

JoZart Designs said...

Love the Pohutukawa, it looks (and sounds) so exotic to me! Love your collages and I also loved peeking at the fabric beyond and behind the frames too, spotted some KF there. No! Carnforth is staying at home next week to keep DH company whilst he's home alone. Carnforth will be sitting cosy beside the fire over Christmas when my daughter , husband and her two children come over from Germany. I am usually quite low when I return from there but this time I know that I will see them again very soon.
Jo x

Quiltdivajulie said...

What exquisite little collages! Lovely how you had them framed. Thank you for the link to her blog -- must investigate!

Kaja said...

I love Mandy's work, but haven't seen her book at close quarters yet, so I'll be very interested to hear what you think of it.

Janie said...

Thanks for sharing Mandy's collages, Wow!
Your photo is a collage in its self.

Kate said...

Very pretty collages. Love your Christmas Flower (glad you provided that alternate name, I can't get my mouth around that first one!)

Summer said...

Hi Maureen☺ The book looks and sounds wonderful, and that flower is gorgeous ♥