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Turkey Tracks: Handmade Winter Snow Globe by Kathy Daniels

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Turkey Tracks:  January 4, 2013

Handmade Winter Snow Globe By Kathy Daniels

Coastal Quilters had their annual Christmas party early in December.  As part of the festivities, we had a Yankee Swap.  Though I’m sure other members think they wound up with the best gift, I came home with the BEST swap ever–a handmade snow globe, made by member Kathy Daniels, who is an art quilter.

Here’s a picture:

Winter Globe

The insert on the inside of the globe has two fabric sides–both made by Kathy.  The tree side has white fabric for snow, blue fabric for sky, and tiny trees thread-painted with her sewing machine.  The stars are embroidered onto the sky fabric.  Here’s a close-up, sans most of the snow:

Winter Globe 3

The other side is a tiny bare bush that is dotted with French knots that make up red and white berries.  Kathy has couched a line of frayed, fuzzy thread to separate the snow and the sky.

Winter Globe 2

Kathy says this project was not hard.  There’s probably a kit somewhere for the apparatus itself–and the interior fluid.  The outer ball is soft plastic, not hard, so one does have to be gentle with it.  It came in a large box that I will use to store it when spring makes itself felt.

I have shaken up the snow and watched it fall so many times now since early December.  Something about watching the falling snow is soothing.  The action slows one down for at least a minute!    It’s a gift that will keep on giving–full of creativity and promise.

Kathy did a trunk show for Coastal Quilters some time back, before she moved to Camden from elsewhere in Maine, so there is another entry about her, with pictures of her and some of her amazing quilts , elsewhere on this blog.  And, her web site is http://studiointhewoods.blogspot.com/.  I’m sure you’ll find lots of good quilt pictures and fiber art projects on Kathy’s blog.

Enjoy!

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  1. This is really beautiful. Love that you put fabric and stitches inside a snow globe. Fabulous!

    camrynforrest57

    March 1, 2013 at 11:02 am

    • Thanks for your comment. Note that I did not make the snow globe, but won it in a Yankee Swap at our quilt meeting last December. Kathy Daniels, an amazing quilter, made it.

      louisaenright

      March 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm

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