I come from a long line of sign writers and am happiest with a brush and some paint! Add
paint to fabric and I get really excited!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Rainbow is the Pot of Gold!!

For a number of years my Mom, sister and I have exchanged “12 Days of Christmas” gifts. I think it kind of evolved from filling stockings of each other, but this way we extended the holiday just a little longer. Each year it does get a little more challenging to find unique gifts or ones we haven’t already gifted to each other. Generally we try not to give repeats although some repeats are just fine with us, like our Mom’s creamy blonde fudge!!

We all have a difficult time keeping secrets and in holding back gifts we purchase early in the year. Plus we held Christmas in June this year so we are somewhat seasonally challenged.....

Today at my parents house we were looking for an envelope that had gone missing when I found another envelope with my sister’s name on it. Thinking she had misplaced it, I handed it over to her. She looked it, set it down and then picked it up and handed it back to me. An early 12 Days gift she said.

I believe I have mentioned how crazy creative my sister Joanne is....she has more ideas in one day than most people have in a lifetime. Well, here she goes again.....She had used approximately 400 photographs I had taken on recent trips and used them to design this fabric. Then she had it printed at Spoonflower!

I have 4 of these panels plus the smaller color samples along the right hand side!

I have a full yard of this great design to utilize!

Joanne used approximately 400 photos I had taken to create this design!! It is fun trying to identify what the photos are and where they were taken!
I have these pieces of fabric draped about so that I can enjoy them and dream about how I will use them. I know I am going to have a hard time making the first cut, just because I want to be sure I have decided on the perfect project first.

Thanks, Jo! Once again, you have outdone yourself! Lucky me!!


  1. My goodness! What a fantastic gift!

  2. I agree! Pretty exciting!

  3. Wow! That is amazing, it needs to be in a magazine or something.

  4. Yeah, she designs some really neat stuff! She has won international awards for her weaving and had her knitting in many magazines - 5 of her baby hats made it to the Oprah show!!

  5. How cool is that!!! I always sent Joanne had more color sense then anyone I know in the universe! Her warps were always so wonderful. Love the material she had printed for you. Cheers ..............

  6. She continues to amaze me, Barbara! She sees color in a whole different way, doesn’t she? I bow to her talents....