Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Happy Camper...

We had the chance to escape again this weekend.
Looking for cooler weather and found it once again not to far
from home.  We didn't tent it this time. We pulled our trailer up
to the Mt Charleston where it was nice and cool.  We even got a bit 
of rain.  So you know I was one Happy Camper. 


We took long walks and didn't even break out into a sweat.
And we enjoyed seeing the Birds and Squirrels once again. 



This week over at City Crafter we have some sad news.
Cheryl who is our host this week is leaving us.  I sure will miss
her working with us.  She is so talented and creative.  Hopefully it
is just a break and she will be back.  


Cheryl is asking us to use fabric on our project..
How fun is that.  


So this week I made a Prayer Flag..  Have you seen them around. 
They kinda remind me of a Banner.  I just love the way they look and 
I definitely want to make more of them. 


I got my inspiration for my sweet blog friend Jan.
You can read more about prayer flags HERE.



There is all kinds of layering of fabrics
and lace and buttons and hand crochet flowers. 
And from what I can tell Prayer Flag have a message and
mine would be the message of Love..



So if you would like to get the details on this challenge you
can hop on over to City Crafters Challenge Blog.  While you are there
 you can check out what the other gals made.  We also have a new
gal on our DT.  Her name is Charlene and I am looking forward to 
working with her. So glad to have her on our team. 


Thanks so much for stopping by my friends. 
I do hope you all have a happy week.

Hugs~

45 comments:

Catherine said...

I'm glad you found some cool weather to enjoy! It's been cooler this past few days here. We are very dry and everything is turning brown. And I don't want to look too closely but I do believe I see some yellow leaves! :(
xo Catherine

Davi said...

Ah great escape from the scorching heat my friend! I love that pic of the cool old stump and tennis, such interested textures. Your prayer flag is fabulous!!The different layers, fabrics and lace really make it delightful. Love...just what the world needs :) Have a wonderful week.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Beautiful photos and love love love your prayer flag!!! SO beautiful and what a wonderful idea!!

Shahrul Niza said...

LOVING your prayer flag so much, Linda!!. Beautiful crochet flower & lace. Such peace. The phoos are stunning as always!!. LOVE that shoes LOL.

Lisette Baker said...

This is absolutely lovely - I love the way you have combined all the textures and layers.

craftattack said...

Your prayer flag is beautiful. Love the layering and the creamy colours, and all the different textures! Glad you enjoyed your weekend away! Valerie

Lisa Graham Art said...

So glad you had a chance to find some relief from the heat...what a blessing. Your bird perched in the pine is so beautiful.

I love the prayer flag you made. I have a pile of material scraps and now I am wishing I had a sewing machine.

Linda, can I borrow those shoes? :)

Ros Crawford said...

Your time away sounds blissful ... wish I was there!
I love this creation ... I confess I hadn't know what a prayer flag was ... Now I do I must make some of these ... I checked out Jan's blog and wow they are gorgeous ... Thanks so much for the inspiration my friend

Ros Crawford said...

Your time away sounds blissful ... wish I was there!
I love this creation ... I confess I hadn't know what a prayer flag was ... Now I do I must make some of these ... I checked out Jan's blog and wow they are gorgeous ... Thanks so much for the inspiration my friend

Anesha said...

Love your flag. Great photos as well. :)

cnelson said...

LOVE...LOVE...LOOOOOOOOVE this! GORGEOUS! I didn't know about prayer flags until now...TFS! I sure will miss you all!

Charlene said...

Im gald you found cooler weather!Its been 112 here and its so so hot!!! Love your pics and your preyer flag is darling!!

Sylvia said...

Cooler weather, what is that? I guess I should not complain our weather though hot could be worse. Our hot days are interspersed with warm breezes and I feel blessed with the sunshine. Your prayer flag sounds like a marvelous idea and yours is quite nice, how big is it? Have a wonderful Tuesday, hope you have something chilling planned!

Justine said...

so glad you found somewhere cooler and what lovely photographs!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Seeing your crafts almost makes me think I could do this too. Almost! This is really sweet and so creative, as always. You inspire!

Gay Peplow said...

Woah, that's really gorgeous!! Love all the fabric in layers, pretty colour too, Gay xxx

Becca said...

I love prayer flags! Yours turned out so cute, and I love the message. I still have the 5 cut out with only one finished...maybe you remember me telling you about them? Maybe not...it was so long ago, that "patience" was my message...guess what I was trying to be patient about? :-) anyhoo, glad you had a nice, cool weekend in the mountains.

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful prayer flag with its gorgeous materials. Wondered if you kept a prayer art journal as have seen some beautiful pages from other cyber friends.
Glad you had a lovely break Linda, it does the soul so much good. Annette x

Jane Wetzel said...

this is awesome...off to check out the link :)

Stella said...

Linda I did not knew what a prayer flag is supposed to be but I hopped over and now it's on my things to do list; love it!

Gorgeous in cream; love the use of different fabrics.

You enjoyed some camping and rain we are finally enjoying a bit of summer hee hee...
XX

It's me said...

Beautiful prayers flag lovely pictures......love from me...xxx..

TexWisGirl said...

love the first shot of you standing on that stump. so great that you got a nice break!

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful project. I love all the pretty lace.

I am glad you had a fabulous getaway. I sure need one of those too. :)

Hugs~

Lynnda said...

Hey y friend... I'm so glad that you found some cool change... Iyour prayer flag is beautiful Linda.... and lovely photos too... hugs...xoxo

Tracy said...

Beautiful project Linda. :-) I like all the layering. I 'm glad you and hubby had a nice cool little get away. off to check out these prayer flags. Sounds interesting. :-) Hugs!

Kathy said...

Cool weather? What's that? :)

yyam said...

Ahhhhh...your prayer flag is sooooo pretty! :)

Sounds like you've been soaking up the wonderful weather. :)

JansArtyJunk said...

Oh Linda...LOVE LOVE LOVE your prayer flag, all those lovely cream fabrics, laces, crochet and buttons (My fave things!!)...all beautifully layered and embellished! wonderful work!!
...and Thanks for the link... you are a sweetie :)
Jan x

June Houck said...

Oh, I will miss Cheryl June Girl! Your card is lovely and feminine and perfect :)

Terry said...

Day 17 of triple degree heat! Glad you could escape to cooler ground!!! Beautiful use of fabrics in the Prayer Flag, so pretty and soft! Stay cool!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, how beautiful, Linda! I've not heard of a prayer flag before, but love the look and sound of their meaning. All the cream and layers of fabric is just stunning. :)
So glad you got away for another weekend of camping. Your photos are so beautiful, as always!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Linda! Love the mixture of various fabrics and stitching! Nothing like escaping the heat! Thanks for sharing your photos! Always a treat!

Lisa Gordon said...

Glad you found some cooler weather to get away to, Linda.

I love the idea of a prayer flag, and this one is simply beautiful.

Thank you for your kind words today. They are truly appreciated.

Have a wonderful afternoon, my friend.

xo.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

beautiful prayer flag, soft and gentle. Your time away camping sounds very refreshing. Hope you have some cool wet days at home soon too.

Deanna said...

I bet it felt really great to wear jeans. So glad you have these chances to get away and find cooler weather. Hot weather tends to wear me down after awhile. Sweet little prayer flag!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am glad you had fun up there on Mt. Charleston. We picnic at Floyd Lamb park with our fellow singaporean to celebrate Singapore National day, boy it was hot and humid with lots of flies too! Yikes!

Lovely prayer flag, would love to see more of these!

Julie said...

Hi there my lovely Linda! I've been away for a while so wasn't able to call by. I love your prayer flag,the vintage look is just perfect! Enjoy your break,look forward to seeing the photos,Julie x

Lori said...

Your prayer flag is gorgeous! All the wonderful lace and layers...beautiful!

Lynn Richards said...

Oh, Linda! The prayer flag is gorgeous. I have wanted to do a variation on these for several months. I can't wait to check out the blogs you listed.
xo
lynn

S. Etole said...

Love the idea of a prayer flag. I've enjoyed catching up here. Updates on several of the blogs I visit haven't been showing up this week for some reason.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful photos again and your fabric piece of art looks fantastic. Hope you have wonderful weekend.

Tricia said...

Your prayer flag looks wonderful! I love all the different textures. Hope you have a good weekend :)

lauren bergold said...

i ♥LOVE♥ (no pun intended!) this... i've never seen a prayer flag in english, but i looooove the idea, and this one is surely amongst the most beautiful ever made by anyone! i love that all of your monochromatic layers have a different texture... soooooo very pretty and elegant!!! ♥♥♥

Suzanne C said...

Your trips always sound and look beautiful! The prayer flag is gorgeous! I love the layer of the fabrics, lace and buttons! Makes you want to reach out and touch it!

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Oh, wow. Your prayer flag is gorgeous! The lace and crochet and...I love it all :)