Monday, August 21, 2006

Welcome to My Apartment

This is the first thing you'll now see when I open up my door to invite you into my apartment:

Terms of Endearment is done and up on the wall. It's too large for me to be able to take a good picture of it all by myself.

Hanging from the rod, up there on the right, is an evil eye protection charm - this one made in the Sinai. Not very attractively placed is the cat carrier with the kitties' dinner bowl inside.

In the lower right is my camel saddle with the purple leather cover (especially dyed for me - guess there isn't too much of a call for this particular color - tho a wild friend has since had several more purple ones made). Camels here are actually dromedaries - they have only one hump. This is a side view of the saddle which is placed over the top of that hump, and then the rider would straddle it. We sit on it sidesaddle in order to put our shoes on.

I'm off to the framers now. Ciao. Whoops, I'm supposed to be learning French. Darnit. Bonjour?

31 comments:

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Wow, it looks great. The lighting really makes the quilt glow.

Clare said...

Love Terms = isn't it huge! What an impact it makes.

Ummmm - do you mean "a bientot", or "au revoir" or "a tout a l'heure"? :-)

Ann said...

Wish I could be invited into your home! This makes a very inviting entryway. Beautifully done, as usual!

Tazzie said...

Bonjour mon amie, comment ca va? Hmmm ... wish I could figure out how to put those pesky accents in there ...
Nice to have a looky in your front door ... I'm thinking maybe I would like to start something about ppls fave bits in their homes ...
The quilt looks wonderful, and it fits the spot perfectly. I love all the colours, and doesn't the lighting set it off so well?
A camel saddle huh? I was thinking it was some kinda funky stool ... but I guess everyone needs a camel saddle :-)
Have a great day hon
*hugs*
Taz

Fiona said...

I have stumbled across your blog and I am so pleased I have. What gorgeous quilts. What a lovely inviting entrance into your apartment.
Fiona
dragonfly-crafts.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

Perfect place for this quilt! It turned out bigger than I thought but I love it!

Kathie said...

Terms of Endearment turned out fantastic! Great impact! I love typography and letterforms of all kinds. I may just have to try this out for myself... The camel saddle is pretty cool too. But the cat carrier adds the perfect je ne sais que.

Jan said...

Oh, the quilt looks great, Tonya!! I hope you have a good spot for it in your next place.
I was wondering what the camel saddle was before I read the post. *Doh*, of course! (lol)

quiltpixie said...

what a nice bright entryway greeting, coupled with the evil eye charm it sets the tone for the home wonderfully! And the pinky purples only highlight the beautiful colour you had your camel saddle dyed.

EileenKNY said...

Looks square to me. lol
What a nice welcome to your home, and you've added a seat for all of us.
"Adieu" would also fit nicely. That's about all I remember from French 101 in HS.

cher said...

what, not on your bed? It looks fantastic and I am sure a welcome sight when you open your door-for as long as you are there that is. camel saddle huh? another wonderful quirky piece of "furniture" as a great memento of Egypt.
I am sure you are very pleased to have this quilt done and be able to enjoy it.
can't wait to see all your lovelies framed up!

Dawn said...

Oh Tonya! I was right - it is even better not balled up and lumpy! WOW - that is really striking. I still LOVE that border fabric though! And I wondered what that stool was - and to find out it is a camel saddle! too funny!

Cindra said...

What a delightful way to enter! Those colors are so warm and inviting. You just get it up and you have to move. Your next home needs to have the perfect place for it.

Finn said...

Hey Ton, it looks wonderful!! And I love the additonal protection from evil spirits..*VBS*

What a fun conversation piece the camel saddle is. Don't think I ever thought about "how" one would ride a camel...LOL

Judy said...

Not Hello... but Goodbye or "au revoir" or whatever the literal translation is. And all the other great ways to say later! I took 2 years of French in college and then dumnped it from my brain. Sad but true.

The quilt looks fabulous!

Patti said...
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Patti said...

What a wonderful way to greet your guests! You certainly have developed your own incredible individual style. This will bring a smile to anyone's face, no matter what their mood when you open the door.

Fiona said...

Wow, that is fabulous, the colours are great and the words are friendly and fun. What a great way to greet people to your home.

Nancy said...

Oh, your Terms turned out great! I have to tell you I just did a small piece with your letters and I'm hooked! This won't be my last project with words.

Holly said...

Really, really pretty, Tonya! If I didn't already know you, and you opened the door to my knock and I saw that quilt behind you, I would like you instantly. I would want to go in and see what else you have :)

Sweet P said...

What an outstanding quilt and what an entrance it makes for your apartment. I love it!

Laurie Ann said...

I love the 5th element. Had to watch it twice to totally get the hang of it. But love it. I only have ONE more episode of Angel. Season 5 has been really fantastic. I'll be sad to see it end. I don't square my quilts either.

Lois R. said...

Congrats on the Finish! I love it!!! And what a great welcome into your home. As usual, I am wishing I could see it up close and in person. The pic (and all the little pics leading up to this post) doesn't show me all I want to see.

PS. Ever wonder how many indiviual Lily, Pokey, Habibi, and Howler hairs get permanently imbeded in the final project -- trapped between layers, pulled in with a quilt thread, caught up in the binding? Hee hee!

Hanne said...

What a wonderful welcome - all the colours would make me feel very welcome and happy :-)
The quilt is looking so good !

Karen said...

Finished! What a wonderful word in Quilt Language. J'espère que vous trouviez un bon cadre. A bientôt, Tonya!

ForestJane said...

It looks great there!

I think my favorite square is the Sweet Pea one!

Have you ever used the camel saddle on a real camel?

Susan said...

The quilt looks wonderful hanging on the wall - another finished project. I love the camel saddle. What fun it would be to ride a camel - though somewhat smelly, I understand.

bluerain said...

Thank you for the invitation and the conversation..... Your apartment entry is lovely and gay. I do enjoy your art.....

Tina said...

Hi Tonya thanks for sharing your little corner, Terms is just beautiful..
HugsTina

Lily said...

Yay! Congrats! It's finished and up on the wall. Well done. Love your saddle. I am sure you'll find lots of good uses for it in Paris!!

Bonne chance!

Shellie said...

As I saw the progress of this quilt I kept thinking that it seemed a bit too bright but seeing it up on the wall, it looks absolutely perfect. You have such wonderful color sense when it comes to brights. The saddle is such a fun idea for a place to put your shoes on!

Good luck on getting everything ready for your move. It seems we'll both be heading to the same general area around the same time. How long will you be in MD?