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  • Houston 2009

    This is a difficult post to create because I forgot my camera in a store in Galveston Texas (it is being returned to me this week). So these photos are thanks to Jamie Fingal, Leslie Tucker Jennison and Sharon Hyll. Thanks gals! This is a photo of me...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 22 Oct 2009
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  • The winner is?

    I added the two blog comments together, 10 from my Author blog and 27 from my personal blog and used a random number generator to choose a number between 1 and 37. Drum Roll please! Debbie L. I am going to Houston tomorrow at 8:15 a.m. so please excuse...

  • Studio Tour 2009, plus a give away.

    Cate came up with the idea of a studio tour and I love seeing where people create. I couldn't pass this opportunity up. This will be a photo intense entry and I am going to upload my latest Video Prompt too. I have put off blogging all week just for...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 2 Oct 2009
  • Welcome back!

    Arrow is a little ginger favored sweet meat. I love him. Because baseball season is in full swing, I now call him A Row. A little New York City humor for you. Can we all take a deep sigh of relief on my behalf? Thank you. My creative mojo is back. Do...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 26 Sep 2009
  • Those Tanagers

    It is no surprise that I am a bird geek. I love 'em. Birder's World magazine is my drug of choice. I get a new issue and closet myself in quietude until I have turned every page and looked for the best bird photo, checked out my must-read articles...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 16 Sep 2009
  • That's how we sing

    David and I were walking to Fairway last week and David gave me a lesson on street talk. He told me of the phrase, "That's how we roll". He'd heard our neighbor say the phrase and apparently it wasn't the first time he'd heard...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 9 Sep 2009
  • I like to Dye.

    These little things are what I have been so crazed about. I have been making them by the armful and am preparing to sell them along with dyed embroidery flosses, Pretty Purses and other yummies over at my new Etsy account. Keep checking back as I learn...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 1 Sep 2009
  • Let's play ketchup.

    But no one will get squashed. Arrow has been settling in quite nicely. He has taken to asking for the rag bed. This means that he circles me, asking for my lap and instead I take out the rag bin and encourage him to sleep near me, rather and on my lap...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 20 Aug 2009
  • The wonders

    I am back! While in Phoenix we stayed at a friends house. Upon entering her front door my guy noticed this mother and baby and it is a good thing I snapped a picture because the next day that li'l bird was fledged. Other great animals we saw? Bats...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 12 Aug 2009
  • Gone Fishin'

    Hey, are you on facebook? I am as Mells Testa. I say that because if you are on facebook and am my friend, you have probably seen these photos before. I am teaching Soy Wax with Paint over at Art Unraveled in balmy, Phoenix Arizona on Wednesday. Wow it's...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 3 Aug 2009
  • Long Beach, Baby!

    Arrow didn't want me to go to Long Beach, so he solved the problem by tucking himself into my luggage. Pretty lil guy. But went I did! Quilt Festival is new to me, it is like one big Partay, with the added benefit of gorgeous quilts, enthusiastic...

  • Busy Bee

    I have completed the forth I2Q Vid Prompt: Soy Wax!!! I dyed and surface designed my peasant blouse. And, well. I don't like my results. I like the shirt better in white. That is the bummer about blogging, you have reference of before and after. My...

  • Long Beach Prep!

    Using this tutorial , I created this peasant blouse for Quilt Festival in Long Beach. In the next post, I will show this same blouse, surface designed and dyed!

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 20 Jul 2009
  • What's in a day.

    First off, a drawing of the Brooklyn Bridge from the Promenade . David and I walked through Brooklyn Heights and enjoyed watching small sailboats compete with water taxis and barges. There were trains, planes, boats, helicopters and automobiles, bicycles...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 14 Jul 2009
  • And then we were three.

    So here is my latest I2Q VidPrompt #3: ATC's Use techniques found in the my book Inspired to Quilt to create Artist Trading Cards to trade with me and fellow readers at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach. I used the heart motif in 4 different...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 3 Jul 2009
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