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Philadelphia Murals and Give-aways!

On Saturday we took a tour of the murals of Philadelphia. We got on the trolley that would take us through the center of Philadelphia. We handed our camera to Nina and let her document the tour . She did an amazing job!

It was wonderful to see how she chose to photograph the murals; the angles, the views, the close-ups. Perhaps we have a photographer in the making?

Next time you're in the area, a tour of the murals is highly recommended.

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and now, for the give-away:
It's been too long since we had our last give-away. It's time to get back to our monthly challenges and this is the one for July...

Remember my Circle period? I'm almost done with the piece I was working on back then, probably one more evening of stitching. Now I need your help. I need a name for the piece. Please send me your suggestions and you will be entered to win a lovely pack of fibers. Get your brilliant ideas to me by Monday (June 15th) so that this poor piece of canvas can have a name.

And here it is, my circle creation, waiting to be named.

Anonymous –   – (June 8, 2009 at 2:24 PM)  

How about "Round and Round I Go" as a name for your circle piece. Or "Wheeling Away My Time."

Debbie  – (June 8, 2009 at 6:40 PM)  

Love those circles, Orna. OK, how about "Let's Circulate"!

NCPat  – (June 8, 2009 at 7:28 PM)  

When I saw this I thought instantly of watch faces, how about Circles of Time.

Kate  – (June 8, 2009 at 8:55 PM)  

Rain drops falling into a puddle. Sooo, Rain Drops.

Glenda Andre  – (June 8, 2009 at 10:16 PM)  

It reminds me of the hours I spent as a child playing with Mom's button box, spilling them out onto the floor and sorting them down into colors or sizes, so how about Bodacious Buttons

Shay  – (June 9, 2009 at 7:48 AM)  

"Completion" or "From Brginning to End" or "Yesterdays, Todays, and Tomorrows" - A circle is our yesterdays, todays, and tomorrows. Having a circle means that that portion is complete in our life.

terryb  – (June 9, 2009 at 5:09 PM)  

I would suggest "Nuclei," defined as "a thing or part forming the center around which other things or parts are grouped or collected: core." While "nuclei" seems very descriptive of what we are seeing in your work, it also leaves much room for interpretation.

Karen Willett –   – (June 9, 2009 at 5:11 PM)  

I see centers pushing to edges and edges puthing next to each other and to the edge of the canvas. How about Centrifical Force?

Mara Campbell  – (June 9, 2009 at 5:32 PM)  

I like it a lot! I suggest the name "Harvest Garden." Cheers!

Anonymous –   – (June 9, 2009 at 5:41 PM)  

How about Merry-Go-Round
Or Orna-Go-Round

sal  – (June 9, 2009 at 5:45 PM)  

I think Tick-Tock, as it looks like clocks to me.


Anonymous –   – (June 9, 2009 at 6:09 PM)  

How about "Circles of Life" or "Circular Reflections"
-Kathy Bosak (can get email from past order and/or newsletter list)

Jill Rehn  – (June 9, 2009 at 6:17 PM)  

When I saw your work, I immediately thought of relationships and how we are all woven together so how about "Relationships"?

Anonymous –   – (June 9, 2009 at 7:32 PM)  

Circles of Green is what I thought of as so much of nature is life cycles shown often in a circular chart.

Gloria  – (June 9, 2009 at 7:33 PM)  

How about this "Think Green Save Our Planet"

Kris  – (June 9, 2009 at 7:38 PM)  

There have been so may good ones already suggested! I can think of several... "Circumvention", "Circuitous Thoughts","Circular Motion", or "In A Roundabout Way"

marilyn  – (June 9, 2009 at 7:41 PM)  

I am a button collector and to me that is what these look like so how about
" A Bevy of Buttons"?

Susan  – (June 9, 2009 at 9:23 PM)  

This design speaks to me, as much because of the dominant color as for the design!

My suggestions:
1. Terrestrial
2. Circle of Friends
3. Rings of Jewels

Anonymous –   – (June 10, 2009 at 6:03 AM)  

How about" Circles of Sky " or

"Suspended Circles".



Jennifer  – (June 10, 2009 at 6:06 AM)  

To me, it looks like "Vintage Buttons".

margaret510  – (June 10, 2009 at 7:01 AM)  

Circle of Willis:
An arterial circle at the base of the brain that is of critical importance.

Mary Katherine  – (June 10, 2009 at 7:44 AM)  

I have two thoughts: First, since this was an ongoing process, you could name the piece "Wheels of Progress." Or, since it reminds me of the earth and recycling, how about "GOING Green."

Lynne –   – (June 10, 2009 at 11:50 AM)  

To me it looks like stars or looking down on a forest from above so "starry forest" ! by the way I love it !!!

Yvonne  – (June 10, 2009 at 12:40 PM)  


How about 'Cells Circulating'?
Love your work.

Anonymous –   – (June 10, 2009 at 4:43 PM)  

How about "Floating Away" Darby Logan

LIZ  – (June 10, 2009 at 4:52 PM)  

What goes around comes around.

Tania - Jet Beads & Craft  – (June 10, 2009 at 11:37 PM)  

Hi I see green I see circle I feel Eco how about "ECO-Centrical"

Anne Chavepeyer –   – (June 11, 2009 at 10:24 AM)  

Hi Orna, I suggest "All A Round".
I love those circles.

Rebecca  – (June 11, 2009 at 3:11 PM)  

I love the many names - I thought "Gardens Galore" or "Garden of Gardens" as well as "Plots of Green"

Love your work!
Rebecca Henkins

Sadie  – (June 12, 2009 at 1:41 AM)  

What beautiful work, I love the colours! So vibrant but calming too. It reminds me of pictures of bacteria growing in a petri dish so how about 'Divide and Multiply' as a name or 'Divide and Conquer'

Thanks. I'm off now to take a look at some more of your work.
Have a great weekend,


Anonymous –   – (June 12, 2009 at 12:34 PM)  


It reminds me of blowing soap bubbles as a kid -- Marcy

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