Tuesday, November 24, 2015

If I were a Rich Man...

The topic of the biweekly art challenge this time around is "Tradition." And we just couldn't stop ourselves from singing the song from "Fiddler on the Roof."

This time of year sports a calendar packed full of holidays. We all have our religious, spiritual and secular events that we love to celebrate and each is grounded in the way we celebrate it. There are the colors of the seasons, the prayers and pageants, the cards and candles...

Boxing Day
December 26



for Hanukkah
Nguzo Saba of
Oh! Tannenbaum!
Christmas Tree

Pinecone Drop
Flagstaff Arizona
New Year's Day
First Day of Christmas
Partridge in a Pear Tree
Which brings us to this:
The Partridge Family
It's neither a Partridge nor a family and has very little to do with the concept of "tradition," but you know us! We always find some weird variable while we're doing our research! Let's move along, shall we?

May your table be surrounded by the people you love and have all the foods you just have to eat. Many blessings to all who participate and to friends and family. Let's eat!

Potato Latkes

Thanksgiving Dinner
United States
When you have a moment, show us what traditions you follow or learn something new and follow that! Plenty of inspiration is available through this season.

Send your "Tradition" twinchies to:
1xeritas@gmail.com by 2pm Tuesday, December 1, 2015
along with a description and/or blog link, if so desired.

Thank you for being a part of the TwobyTwo family. Share the bounty with others so we can all have fun. Blessings!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Week 18--Bee

It's a quiet week here at the Two by Two. Must be gearing up for all the falalala-ing, yes?

Freebird contributed this adorable bee:

by Freebird
She has been as busy as, well a bee, so bee sure to check out her blog post!

This is our official response (and so far, you'll see it nowhere else!! Might even throw in a free set of Ginsu knives if you sit still long enough!)

by Cheryl
That's what's happening here! Bee sure to see what all of our contributing artists are up to.
Until next time....

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sting Like a Bee

You can have honeybees and killer bees, quilting bees and spelling bees. You may not know beeswax even though it may provide you with light. You may be a worker bee or Queen Bea.

Queen Beatrix of
The Nethelands
Bees can do wonders with pollen and are a necessary cog in the machinations of growing fruits and vegetables. Without their input, food as we know may be just a memory.

My Nana used to sing about peas:
     I eat my peas with honey, I've done it all my life. It makes the peas taste funny, but it keeps them
     the knife.

A lot of people are allergic to bee stings. Just ask Joe Frasier what he thought of Muhammad Ali, or what Ali thought of himself:

Muhammad Ali

Cartoons have their super villans:

Queen Bea
Super Secret Secret Squirrel
There's a throne for the Queen Bee in "Orange is the New Black," but we've never seen it, so that's kind of lost on us. Surely, one of you all knows what that is all about?

So what's all the buzz about? Show us your bee twinchies!
Send your images to 1xeritas@gmail.com by 2 PM, Tuesday, November 17. Include whatever you'd like us to know about it and/or a blog or web link so we can see more goodies!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Week 17--Nine-Patch

There's a chill in the air and what could be better than to crawl under a nice warm NINE-PATCH quilt with some hot beverage and a good read? To check out Nine-Patch art!

Margaret sent in these beautiful nine patches of nine patches from Saskatchewan:

Nine-Patch of Nine-Patch
by Margaret
AND she's raffling them off! That's NINE chances to win a lovely twinchie!
So, go to her blog and enter!

Freebird created hers and you'll have to read her blog to learn why this is not her favorite color combination! She found a  quilt pattern on-line and interpreted it in beads!

by Freebird
And our official response is a pieced patchwork just waiting to be included in a (much bigger) quilt!

by Cheryl
Thanks so much to the artists that participated and created beautiful teenie twinchies! Be sure to check out their blogs to see what else they've made--plenty of talent--and perhaps try your hand at it?

Until next time....