Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A little fairy, sitting on a toadstool. Number 90. I haven't decided if this should be finished or not. It's about 30" wide by 36" high.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

After our tour of the Detroit Opera House, we went to Small Plates, right across the street, for lunch. My food was terrific, spring rolls, and homemade french fries with homemade ketchup. An odd combination, but I shared a bit of grilled eggplant on a baguette, and boursin cheese and tomatoes on a baguette.
On the grand staircase. The set for Don Giovanni was being installed while we were there, so only half of our group had a chance to go on stage. But we saw all of it, up close. I recommend this tour. It cost $10 per person, and was well worth it.

In the costume shop, at the Opera House. I think Jean found a prop left from Frankenstein. We got to handle and inspect the costumes!

We had 2 guides, Helen and Joan.

All of us, in the lobby of the Opera House.

The first of our group to arrive at the Detroit Opera House today.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The background is in place. Next step is grouting.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Number 89, the start of a mosaic of Lady of Guadalupe. I'll fill the background with aqua glass, and post a picture when finished.
Anthurium, a new tropical. Not quilted yet. number 88.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

An Orchid, for the tropical series. Number 87.

Monday, March 22, 2010

This is 86, Yellow Hibiscus. The binding will be the yellow fabric.
Okay, you saw this before. Now it's quilted, and the binding will be that green fabric.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

This is the final result. I sewed in here today. I am tired, my back hurts, my hands ache, and I have about 10 trips to make, carrying stuff downstairs. But, I'm smiling.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

This is Deb's challenge piece. It was cut in many pieces, and the rickrack vine, stands in for yarn. She plans to put leaves and flowers on too.
The new creativity prompt (challenge) is...Burn the edge. Remember it must be fiber art.

This is Gail's birthday party. We may have rushed the season, but it was such a pretty day. We cooked hotdogs on the grill, and ate outside. Rick is a member of the Bagettes now, he's a bagboy.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

This is Sandy's challenge piece for the Creativity Prompts we are making. It has seed stitch, broderie perse, cut into many pieces, and yarn.

This will be 85, as soon as it's quilted.

This is a little part of my MQAI entry. I can't show you any more until the show opens in September. Number 84.

This is my challenge piece. It was cut into many pieces, and I added yarn. No broderie perse, too bad. Number 83.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I have a creativity challenge fiber art piece to make. My words are
1. Add yarn.
2. Cut into many pieces.
3. Add broderie perse. (Cut a figure from a printed fabric, and applique it to my piece.)
I can interpret these any way I want, the fiber art is due Thursday. I'll work on it today, and post, if I get anything done. It doesn't have to be finished, but I must make a good faith start on it.
Wish me luck, my mind is blank.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

What are these flowers??? Made from sheer silk, this art quilt has 3 otherworldly flowers reaching for the stars. Sparkles grow up the stems, and in the sky. Number 82.

Friday, March 12, 2010

You saw this before quilting. Take a look at the close up. The name is Prosperity.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A new Blazing Sunflower art quilt. Number 81. This has glitter, and sequins, and velvet, and silk. Oh my. It will be my entry in the International Quilt Festival this year.

I just put these in my etsy shop, MosaicTribe. See the link. I have a lot more to do.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tree Flowers art quilt, number 80. Do sunny days make you feel energized? Or make you want to go outside, and bask? I just got the new Cloth, Paper, Scissors, but will force myself to work first.

Monday, March 8, 2010

BIG NEWS. I now have an etsy shop, MosaicTribe. See the links column.

I will be posting my mosaics for sale there. So far, there are 2 listed, but I have a whole bunch more that will be listed soon. Take a look, let me know if you have trouble with the link. YIPPEE!

A Sunny Orange Flower art quilt, number 79 for this year.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Trailing Leaves art quilt, number 78.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Yellow tropical flower art quilt, number 77. Thanks for the nice comments.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New mosaics done! Jumping Jehosaphat, the mule, grouted. Today was a productive day.
Prairie Chicken, grouted.

No Fool on the Hill, grouted.
Twin Palms, grouted.

First Chicken, grouted.

Molly gets a Gail-special table topper for her birthday. Lovely, huh?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Paste papers, the samples for Art Salad class. This counts as one, and I'm up to 76 for this year.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

This is the used paper towels from dyeing class. Gorgeous, n'est-ce pas?

Some of the people who worked from 8 a.m. to midnight, suffering for their art.

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