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Location: Lacey, WA, United States

I have a Certified Artist/Teacher degree with the National Society of Decorative Painters. Taught decorative painting, color theory, calligraphy and other art related classes for 12 years. I enjoy using my artistic talents, especially to update furniture and repurpose found items. I am married to the world's most wonderful husband. We celebrated our 48th anniversary this year (2016). We have raised six children, three boys, three girls. Have 10 grandchildren. Through the NSDP I have paintings in the White House, Blaire House and Smithsonian Institute. I was given the honor of being the Chair of the Pacific NW, "Breeze and Brush" Decorative Painting Convention. What fun we had! I like keeping healthy and enjoy life. I love humor and people. God has been good to me!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Grandma makes more kimonos

Another Kimono for Kyo

Three new Kimonos, my favorite is the dark brown and turquoise one in the middle. Hard to see in the picture, but it also has a little sparkle on the fabric

A pretty Chrysanthemum pattern on a burnt sienna background, perfect for fall

The first one with yellow trim, I also used a velveteen and satin braid trim for the sash

This kimono was made from the fabric of one of Savannah's old blouses. The front had a band with gems glued to it, it came to a point in front, that's what you see here. I cut and sewed it to the back of the kimono

I cut a portion of the band with the gem centered, to sew into the sash for the kimono

There was enough material on the blouse to also sew a kimono for Emma, I used a portion of the band, with the gem centered, to sew on the back of her kimono

Then I used the other band, with the gem centered, to make the sash. The girls love the kimonos and for Savannah it will always remind her of the fun times she wore the blouse.

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