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In case you didn't guess already, I really was on vacation last week! My brothers and their families all went to Hatteras, NC with Mom to celebrate her 75th birthday that's coming up in a few weeks. We stayed at this perfectly located house. I haven't been able to be outside for over 25 years until I solved my allergy problems a couple of years ago. It was fabulous to finally be able to spend time on the beach and play in the ocean. It was a great vacation and we all had a great time.
There wasn't any sewing on vacation but there was a craft project!
I zentangled! My SIL is a very talented artist and I asked her to teach me to zentangle. I've tried it a couple of times before but was never very good at it. Of course the hardest part is getting started. Finding the first design took hours! By the time I got to the second shoe I was rolling along at a pretty good clip. The flower motif was the last design and my niece drew if for me.
I used this website for my design source.
We tried a couple of different pens but liked the Sakura Identi-pen the best. (Note: after these were all done and the Scotchguard applied I discovered that the Identi-pen ink runs!). The Pentel Gel Roller Pen for Fabric will work best. I did a small test with the Scotchguard and the Pentel ink does not run.
I started each shoe with the heel and worked my way forward.
This afternoon I'll be out buying some Scotchguard so I can treat them and wear the soon!
I'm not sure that I could become a Zentangle artist but I might try some Zentangling on some Christmas postcards. That could be fun.
But for now I've got to get laundry done and get back into my routine. Check out what everyone else is doing at Patchwork Times.