Friday, July 30, 2010

Today was the first show of Postcard Challenge art. I sent each person a card of post-impressionist art, and asked them to make a small artwork, inspired by the card. Following are the results. This was a fun project. We're doing it again. This time the inspiration is 2 pictures from Quilting Arts magazine, this month, pages 32 and 35, fiber art by Jeannette Gilks.
Karen Losey, Postcard Challenge.
Kathy Rich, Postcard Challenge.
Kat Campau, Postcard Challenge, sorry for glare on card. Number 189
Sandy Webster, Postcard Challenge piece.
Sandy Webster, an overachiever, second piece for Postcard Challenge.
Lynne Friman Postcard Challenge piece.
Nancy Miller, Postcard Challenge piece.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Red Petals in the Sky, number 188.
For some reason, this makes me think of onions. I'll call it Pod Flowers. Number 187.
Tree Poppies, tightly quilted. I am increasing the density of my quilting on these.
I added a bit more flower to this one since you saw it. Now it's quilted. Red Pendant Flower.
You saw this before it was quilted, still needs binding. White Spider Lilies

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I just grouted this in copper color. What a difference.
Another mosaic mirror, SouthWest design this time. I got the Kokopelli tile in New Mexico. Number 186.
I just grouted this, in natural gray. I like it better.
A new rooster mosaic. As you see, the glue is still wet. This is number 185.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Went to Art Fair again this morning. This time the booths were all open, and we saw all of Main Street. I had my first ever corn dog (yummy). Got stuff at 16 Hands, and Downtown Home and Garden, and from Sue Hubbard. My sis took off when the rain started again. I guess she took it with her.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Went to Ann Arbor Art Fair yesterday, second time this year. We got soaked, but got our stuff! Little clay goddesses by Rosalyn Tyge, booth 030 on State Street.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I freshened up the look of this blog today. Hope you find it easy to read.
I put the binding on this quilt today, and hung it in the family room. The top was made for a class a few years ago, but just now finished. It's freehand cut circles, that are supposed to be wonky, when cut in quarters and reassembled. Mine are too uniform to look crooked enough, so you can't tell it's deliberate. Number 184.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Woven Dream, an Earth Challenge piece. Forgot to post the picture last winter.
Icy Embrace. This was an entry in the Earth challenge show. I forgot to post a picture of it.
I've been busy dusting, and organizing clutter for 2 days. Not done yet, either. My sister Connie, (see her work on link) a mosaic blogger, is coming to visit. We are sure to have fun, and get exhausted doing so.
Another neck scarf. My granddaughter calls these narfs, a cross between a necklace and scarf. The soft colors of oyster, pink and gray are not my usual choice. But the yarns are soft cotton and rayon, and I'm sure somebody wears these colors.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

My three fish windsocks, on a stringer at Two Twelve Arts. Don't they look good like this?

This is an image from the Charlevoix Circle of Art show. I only have a picture of one of my works, since I didn't have permission to show others. If you get a chance to see it, this show is worth the drive.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I made a small mobius strip necklace from the leftover bits of yarn. Number 182. I also chose the backgrounds for 4 more Tropical flower quilts.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Number 181, knitted while watching Forest Gump tonight. This yarn has beads strung with it. The scarf is super simple. Use size 11 circular needles. Just cast on 20 stitches, knit to end of row, cast on 5 more stitches, turn and knit to end of row. Repeat casting on 5 stitches each row, until you have about 100 to 125 stitches. Then bind off loosley.
Felt Panel, number 180. This isn't finished yet, but I worked on it in the car, and on vacation. It has about 5000 embroidery stitches on it. I first felted wool and silk roving onto a piece of felt. I added bits of silk dupioni, yarn, a mesh potato bag, and random fibers onto it. Then I added batting and a back, and did a little machine stitching to stabilize it. Next I started hand embroidery, a lot of it. Then I sewed on a few beads and sequins. Now I have to decide how to finish it off.
Three new Tropical Flower quilts. These are just the tops, need to be quilted. This makes 179 items this year.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hi Folks! I'm back! We had a surprise party with all the grandkids at the cottage, and it was so much fun. Just got back. I'll post pictures soon of new stuff.

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