Monday, August 4, 2008

Mermaids

Calamity-Kim celebrated mermaids last week. Mermaids fascinate me, so I thought I’d continue the celebration this week on my own blog. To start, here’s some mermaid music to enjoy:



The Mermaid Song - Sarah Khider




Mermaid Paper Doll created by the ever-amazing Calamity Kim herself via her Etsy shop.



I’m collecting mermaid fabrics to make a quilt and will use this gift of Laurel Burch mermaid fabric given to me by my dear friend Kristie (web site and Etsy store).



Glass mermaid wine bottle stopper, a recent gift from my brother-in-law Jeff.



Artist and musician Lisa Thiel painted this portrait of me as a mermaid in 2003.



Replica of an old mermaid tavern sign from Boston, a gift from my husband who strangely enough found it in an antique shop in Bisbee, AZ.



I framed three mermaid pictures for our master bath and found bits of poetry to go with each. This sample picture has a quote about mermaids from Alfred Lord Tennyson.



Dish towels I’m embroidering using Aunt Martha’s Hot Iron Transfers (The Mystic Mermaid #3984). So far I’ve completed four, only three more to go.

There’s much more to my mermaid collection, but I’m pretty sure you get the idea of my love for all things mermaid.

11 comments:

Robyn said...

OH how I love Mermaids as well! I love doing them in my altered art and have collected some really wonderful pieces!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Robyn

BrineS said...

I enjoy reading your blog. I’ve bookmarked you in my favorites. I am writing to invite you to join in the fun at the blog my sister-in-law and I keep…The Chocolistas.

We, The Chocolistas, are holding a Name That Chocolate Dessert Contest…August 4 - 16….with prizes! We’d love for you to participate.

Come and join the fun!
Deborah

thechocolistas.blogspot.com

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I thought that painted mermaid looked familiar..... It sure looks like you June. They all look great.

Carol said...

I love your towels, I only stitched one from that set.
Happy mermaid week!

Storybook Woods said...

I can see you as a mermaid !!! Clarice

Thimbleanna said...

OhMyGosh! Look at all those fantastic mermaids. And I LOVE the mermaid towels you're working on -- those are just too darn cute!!!

Pat said...

Oh! I loved this, and would love to see more of your mermaid collection someday! Your face on that painting is delightful! The print and quote so pretty and your towels are wonderful.

I always love when I can associate something a person likes to them specifically. My daughter loves yellow ducks and my daughter-in-law, butterflies, so I always look for those things in collectibles of all sort to surprise them with!

Sandra Evertson said...

Fabulous post, love them all!
Sandra

kim said...

Very neat! I love the bottle stopper. The towels are adorable! Love it all!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I've never seen that Laurel Burch mermaid fabric before. Her designs are always so wonderful. I have a pair of bird earrings that she designed. I love them, and I really like your wonderful embroidered towels too!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

JunieMoon--that portrait of you as a mermaid is the BOMB!! LOL---I love it! What a collection of all things mermaid you have going on there--fascinating!
Smiles, Karen