We recently returned from our annual PTA retreat - our 10th to be exact....hard to believe. We've always been lucky enough to get the same house every year which holds 10 of us and the large community room for sewing.
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
I still have 2 quilts almost done and probably should finish up with them but this held more appeal...will keep you posted. I am linked to Off the Wall Friday and Whoop Whoop Friday.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Years ago I started making blog books - it's a printing of your blog in book form for whatever length of time you want...I do it yearly. I first heard about it while reading Kay Sorensen's blog. She does a blog book every year - it's her journal. I've never been one to keep a journal although I love the idea. Much as I've tried, I just forget or am not motivated enough, I'm convincd you have to have the "genes" to do it. I had an artist friend years ago - Sybil Rampen, who lived in Toronto; I taught with her so many times, she loved life and she loved journaling her life adventures. She had an entire bookcase full of journals - all hand written with watercolors of places and things that were part of her daily life. So long story short, her and Kay inspired me to do a blog book as it is my journal; it's wonderful to look back on memories I've created over the years.
Off the Wall Friday and Whoop Whoop Friday.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
A while back, I was visiting John C. Campbell Folk Art School in North Carolina. It is a beautiful place and provides endless opportunities of inspiration for art. I do a lot of picture taking so while walking around the campus, I came upon many wonderful and interesting things to photograph.
However, this is more to my liking - the old painted peeling door...
and this which is not really a door but some wonderful weathered wood.
Off the Wall Friday and Whoop Whoop Friday. Check out these wonderful sites to see what other fiber artists are doing.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
I fell behind in my blog posts in December - lots going on including a trip to New York with my daughter. At our annual holiday party, we had so many beautiful things to share and so I thought ...why not, it's never too late to share.
Our wonderful girlfriend Val (this is her birthday picture) announced that this would be her last meeting with us. Due to health issues, Val is backing out...we're hoping it's only temporary. She has brought so much happiness and inspiration to our gatherings...it won't be the same without her. At our gift exchange, I was lucky enough to get Val's gift and can share with you all the wonderful things she made. We've always said she has magical hands. I often get to be next to her at a meeting and follow what she does, hoping my piece will turn out just a little like hers...but not gonna happen.
And some trim on the other side.
I love to take them out and keep them close to where I'm working so I can pick them up and soak in the magic.
I was fascinated with the paper that Val used and did a search to see if I could track some down...first place - Dick Blick as they seem to have everything and ....success!
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