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Our living room, which is done mainly in Western/Southwest decor, was cleaned from ceiling to carpet over the last weekend. As I hung the cleaned curtains over the windows again, in the past year they've just 'hung there'...straight with no flow at all....I now wanted a swag with the curtains! I got an idea to make my own tie-backs. On the opposite wall, there is a huge patio glass doorway that is done in the same treatment...both now have 'homemade' 'western' tiebacks! I took heavy jute and a HUGE crochet needle...made 36 chains for each swag [four]...added a silver concho and beads. Making matching tie-backs with a Southwestern -Native American 'touch'. This is the 'end result'.




















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FLASH FICTION 55

Last week...Sunrise 55 [linked], this week....sunset

A fiery descent on the western horizon. Not without washing the sky with a brilliance from a magical paintbrush. Streams of magenta, dollops of lilac, spritzes of amber, touches of citrus - a red-hot ball of molten steel. Gray-drab architecture turns jet black. Soon - a
deep sapphire'll blanket us. Encore... ...so ends another day.
















Photo of downtown Corpus Christi at sunset
Title of blog entry Lyrics to Sunrise, Sunset [Fiddler on the Roof]
POSTED: Friday, April 23rd, 2010
12:25 A.M.




41 comments :

  1. Hi, there is an award and a tag for you over at my site!

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  2. Oh those are real nice. You are so artistic. :) And your 55 "gray drab architecture turns jet black" I love that line. It's so true and that picture just adds sooo much. Very clever to do the sunrise and sunset :) Such a fiery descent is so true. Excellent. Have a wonderful Friday :)

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  3. This was the perfect sequel to last weeks post...it was a very visual piece too!Lovely.

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  4. A beautiful picture well described.

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  5. Wow Anni that was fabulous... 55 very beautiful words & one very divine sunrise! Loved this!

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  6. sharp 55,
    I love sunset and sunrise...
    beautiful descriptions!

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  7. love the light shows nature puts on...of course some of the vivid colors come from all the polution but...nice 55.

    mine is up!

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  8. Great idea with the curtain tie backs. My youngest son's room is a cowboy theme and that is a great idea!! Thanks

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  9. Beautiful picture, and words to go with it. Nice 55!

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  10. Anni..the tie backs are adorable...great job.

    The photo is stunning!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Love your sunrise/sunset of CC! The curtain tie backs are great...would you come clean my room from top to bottom. LOL :) Nancy

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  12. Oh how beautiful this is! I love your 55! always !

    HUGS!

    Dulce

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  13. Love the flash fiction writing AND photo! Great work.

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  14. Nice job! I love those tiebacks!

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  15. Ohhhhhh I love those Anni! Very cool indeed! Now that is what I call creative thinking. Have a great weekend, and thanks for popping over!

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  16. Awesome picture and what powerful words to go with it! Well done, Anni!
    Mine is here

    Have a FANTASTIC FRIDAY now!
    hugs
    shakira

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  17. Hi, I love how you made your "western" tiebacks, they are so cute. I can see you are very creative! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment. I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  18. The photo and words leave me wishing I could witness that sunset, though I often see wonderful sunset canvas's on the way home from work. (Very small font, by the way...)

    My 55 is The Pages of Every Book

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  19. Very cute idea...nice touch with the concho!
    I did some serious cleaning a couple of weeks ago, but have been directing all my attention lately to the outside...my gardens are coming along nicely! :)
    Thanks for entering into my giveaway...good luck!
    Melissa

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  20. nice imagery and a beautiful picture.

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  21. Those tie-backs are just wonderful!
    I'm going to try that at home. :-)

    Have a great weekend!
    Anne

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  22. They turned out great. Thanks for ypur visit. Got to run to a barn sale this morning...Julian

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  23. That switch from gray buildings to silhouette is cool. I love "encore" for the end of the day.

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  24. What a clever idea! I love the jute tie backs!

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  25. What a terrific idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my strip quilt. I love having visitors. Have a blessed weekend!

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  26. So cute I love them. I just adore your blog purple is my favorit color.

    Rebecca

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  27. That was a very creative idea with your curtains and it looks great ! with good ideas you can make beautiful things with almost nothing !
    BTW I am the host for Fun Monday, Eastcoastlife hasn't mentioned it on her post yet. Topic is on my blog !

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  28. Sunrise...Sunset.
    Both are just as beautiful!
    Great Imagry Anni.
    Excellent 55 My Friend.
    Thank you so much for the touch of class..You Rock!
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End...Galen

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  29. Beautiful tiebacks! They're elegant and southwestern (great combo) :)

    ~Sarah @ Sugar Bananas!

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  30. Wow! I would never have thought of that...lovely and unusual! Happy weekend...Debbie

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  31. Anni, your profile made me laugh! I used to live in Colorado also and grew up near Galvaston- the only Gulf of Mexico that I personally know! I love your cute tie backs and your blog. Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I'll most certainly be back!

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  32. Good for you, they have a Texas flare. I am sorry I am not in the area to paint for you. I caught a little more of your blog, you have spunk. Have a great weekend.

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  33. Haven't visited for a while -- new layout looks great!

    masterymistery at cosmic rapture

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  34. What a great idea and your tie backs turned out wonderfully! Hope you have a great weekend! It's supposed to rain here all weekend so I'll have to keep myself busy with indoor things! There is no shortage of that!! Sherri@lavenderfields

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  35. Nice job on the South West Tiebacks Annie!!

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  36. thank you for visiting my blog today.
    I love your blog.
    Betty

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  37. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciated your comments. The crocheted runner is an heirloom piece. I crochet but not that well. My mom and Granny were both extraordinary crocheters. I love your curtain tie backs. How creative! yes you have been very busy creating and cleaning. Take care.
    {{HUGS}} Amanda

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  38. I love your tiebacks. I love those silver conchos and the beads. They turned out great. Have a nice day.

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  39. These are great!! Love the theme!

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