Why Rosie's Book?

While growing up, I had a dear friend, Renee, that lived next door and with whom I spent much of my childhood. We grew, in different directions, and went on our merry way. Many years later, I ran into her parents and they kindly reminded me of the laughs they still have over my book. “What book?” I wondered with a puzzled look. "I don't remember a book." Hardy laughter accompanied their response. At some time during our childhood, I tried to convince Renee about something that her parents didn’t agree with. I told her that proof of its truth could be found “in my book.” Naturally she went home and tried to convince her parents of the same thing but they weren’t falling for it. She needed an edge and told them emphatically, “It’s in Rosie’s book!” After they caught their breaths from reborn laughter, they let me know how “Rosie’s book” has been cited for many other things throughout the years. They’ve also mentioned that they’d like to see “Rosie’s book” one day. I can’t remember all of the things that I said were in “my book” but I’m sure my dear friend’s parents can recall much more than I ever knew about – LOL!!! So, here it is . . . my version of things you might find In Rosie’s Book . . .

Friday, August 20, 2010

Quilling for the Holidays

With the holidays fast approaching, it'll be fun to quill some pieces that will add special handmade effects to your paper crafting projects.  The color of the paper strips you use will help to ensure that your quilled pieces coordinate with whatever you're working on.

These candy pieces are made from quilled circles that are pinched and squeezed into different shapes.

The quilled circles of this gift were made from graduated color paper strips.

Quilled fruit will make a sweet addition to your projects.

Wouldn't a quilled bunny, made of fringed paper strips, make a nice friend for snow people?

For more ideas of fun quilled pieces to add to your holiday projects, see:  Quilled Flowers, Leaves and Sun, Quilled Things with Wings, and Quilled Insects and Other Creepy Things.

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