Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Over and Done...

Well, my friends, it's shortly after 11:00 pm and I am sitting in my newly re-decorated living room, reflecting on the chaos that just happened here, a few short hours ago.
The annal event of my Sale is over and my time is now my own again. 
It was a smashing success!

More people than ever came, and sales were a record as well; very gratifying indeed.

And now I am sitting here, quietly wondering, when you have all the time in the world to do whatever you want, how do you decide what to do first?

More silk fusion? Another piece like the swan quilt? Clean up my workroom?

Ahhh, now we're talking... the one thing that would give me the most pleasure right now is to do a full clean-up and re-vamp in my workroom.

And I will start by having a give-away. In fact, I think I will do a give-away each week from now, all through December. I'll post it Mondays and announce the winner on Wednesdays.

So, the first will be this ornament I made a while back....

Eight of the buttons are vintage mother-of-pearl buttons from Paris, purchased from French General a few months back. The background is silk, which is one of my favourite fabrics, so this is a special piece - I hope you like it.

Entering is simple, just leave a comment about trees.


Dorthe said...

Dear Jillayne, congratulations with your succesful day, -what else could it be, with the beautifull things,you create.
This pillow is wonderfull,love the silk with the mother of pearl.

The trees are now ,like a fairytale ,full of snow with hanging branches-all icy-that is the most beautifull trees I have seen .
Hugs, Dorthe

esquiltingpassion said...

Congratulation on your successful sale. What a lovely give away.
Trees are all around me and I have the opportunity to see all the lives they support. I love watching the bare trees come to life in the spring.

Martys Fiber Musings said...

It's all about the trees...some are barren, some snow laden, some still full and green. No matter the dress, oh the beauty of a tree. What a fun way to giveaway and congrats on your success!

FlowerLady said...

Glad you had a successful sale. Your work is always lovely, and this little ornament is dear.

Our trees here are evergreen or colorful naturally. No snow and rarely any frost. The Christmas trees just showed up at the grocery store and DH and I both got our noses up nice and close to them to get a whiff of that wonderful pine smell.

Have a wonderful Christmas.


Suztats said...

So glad your sale was such a success! I'd love to win your giveaway. That is one sweet ornament, and it sure would look nice on our Christmas tree.
We prefer to have live trees, but I sometimes react to them. I love trees, but I have allergies to them. Our favourite trees are:
1- a heartnut tree planted by my father
2- a gingko tree received as a housewarming gift from SIL and her DH
3- a lilac tree sprouted from one grown by DH's father.
Have a great day!

Laura said...

They're green.


Congrats, Ma! I'm so proud!!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Congratulations on your sale Jillayne! I would love to win your beautiful, elegant ornament. So here's my thoughts on a very special tree. My favourite tree is the big 'ol Ponderosa pine that graces our front yard. How long has it been here? What has it seen? What disasters has it withstood..fire, drought, logging, the insatiable Mountain Pine beetle? Yet there it stands, tall, proud, seeming to scrape the sky, appearing to be invincible yet so very, very vulnerable to man and to nature. Today it is wreathed in snow, branches moving gently in the wind, the chickadees hoping from branch to branch in their unending search for food. This wonderful tree is a testament to wilderness and to determination, a piece of living history here in my yard and I am lucky enough to be able to embrace it's presence every day. Thanks for the opportunity to win your lovely ornament Jillayne, Deb

Debora said...

Jillayne, I'm so glad your show went well! :o) And I love the tree pillow with the buttons--so clever! Have to love the snowman on his icy pillow, too.

Debora and the Crew

Debora said...

Oh, and I made a little "fir" tree from a dark blue-green alpaca to go with my bear Goldenstern. I still need to adorn it a bit. I miss the fir trees in the Pacific Northwest...here in our neighborhood, there isn't much vegetation. Guess I'll have to visit again!

MosaicMagpie said...

Congratulations! On your successful sale. It is good to hear that people are buying. We hear so much about people being out of work and struggling, good news is welcome. A comment about a tree....I love their beauty in each season. Their bare branches, to the flowering blooms, to the branches full of birds, to the rich colors of fall.

marie said...

I'm so happy to hear that your sale was a success...but how could it not be! Your work is delightful!

Trees ~ I love trees, especially big trees like the two old oak trees in my backyard. They look so wonderful when they're full of leaves but I love them the best when the leaves are gone and the snow is lying on the branches. It's so beautiful.
Thanks for asking.......

Anonymous said...

Jillayne, I missed visiting yesterday. It was one of those days of working on a fabric collection and then waiting for an electrician to come to give us an estimate for some things we need added to our home. By evening, I curled up with a good book.

Now...to answer your question...what would I do if I had all the time in the world...one project comes to mind and it's not my lace appliqued crazy quilt...it's finishing the border on a totally hand-appliqued quilt I made in 2006 from the "Home Sweet Home" book by Barb Adams & Alma Allen. I simply love their quilt and cross stitch designs! They're my absolute favorite designers. I just need to buy the fabric for the border, BUT I want to finish it by hand, like the rest of it - so TIME is what I need.

Michelle May said...

Congratulations on a successful show my friend. Time to sit back, clean up, and take some time to reflect on what was and what will be.
best wishes!
xx, shell