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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Feet

Happy were my feet today as I wore my
"new" painted shoes.
Thanks readers for all the helpful comments.
Very easy and fun to create!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Love Never Fails" Miniature

This miniature quilt was created from my "stash" of  Free Style Cobblestone blocks.  I've mentioned before that some days I just create blocks for the fun of it  and put them in the "stash".
What another fun day to just play with these blocks.
Machine quilted and now in my  Etsy shop.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

#36 More Blessed To Give

With the air turning cooler, it's easier to knit scarfs these days.
Probably time for some more Preemie Quilts though.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Verse Wall Hangings




These 16" x 10"  Verse Wall Hangings
are now in my Etsy Shop
I've created so many of them over the years for gifts,
special orders or a particular verse and color.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Quilted Leaf Bowls In Etsy




These fun Fall Quilted Art Leaf Bowls are so practical
 and fun to use.
I give them often as a gift.
You can find them in my reopened Etsy Shop.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Painted Shoe Progress



Still pondering if the shoes need more design or not.
I'm considering using Johnson Paste wax 
(which I already own)
to seal them unless anyone has a better,
more appropriate  or easier suggestion.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Painting Shoes!

 
 After seeing some shoes painted by Mona awhile back,
I purchases these sandals from Goodwill
to try my hand at it. 
 It's difficult to see yet the sandals
have been sanded to add some "tooth"
before adding a primer.
Purple, green and bluish purple are the background colors.
Stay tuned.  This is so much fun!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Etsy Store Reopening

Thanks SO much Eva for all the time you spent with me yesterday helping me re-open my much neglected Etsy Store.  Her optimism was encouraging as well as practically helpful.  Not to mention she is such plain fun to be around!  Stay tuned over the next few days as I upload many, many items.  Just in time for early Christmas shopping.  Woohoo!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fun At The Fair

Created for hubby's office and as a class sample
for the Free Style Cobblestone technique that I teach, 
 this piece now can finally go to hubby's office.

All hand pieced and hand quilted,
this piece will now be for sale.
Let me know if you are interested.

Now that the Fair is complete,
I can use my new purple purse 
while the quilted art leaf bowl will be for sale.   

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

#35 More Blessed To Give Challenge

Excitement is rising as scarfs are filling the bin
to be distributed to homeless folks this Winter.
Thank you ladies who committed to knit a scarf a month since January.
 This aqua/brown yarn makes this contibution good for female or male. 
 It IS more blessed to give!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

New Possibilities

My decision to retrieve art from a local gallery brings mixed emotions.  There’s sadness that the art didn’t do well in that venue and yet excitement that new possibilities are available.  So it is with these framed pieces.   As always, I pray God will use them for His glory wherever they reside.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

#33 & #34 More Blessed To Give Challenge

A quick road  trip to Ohio yielded this variegated pink yarn mingled with green yarn for the scarf on the left while the scarf on the right is light pink combined with green.  Congrats Jose' on your ordination!
It was great to see you and we are so proud of you!  Cheers!

Monday, September 13, 2010

#32 More Blessed To Give Challenge

This scarf that will go to the shelter is a bit sparkly for my taste but I'm sure the recipient will love it.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

"Trust In The Lord"

This personal challenge piece now has a hand embroidered verse and 2 borders.  Now for batting and backing then on to quilting.  Free Cobblestones are just so much fun!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Borders Added

A thin black border separates the fun motion of this miniature from the second border.
Now for a verse...
probably in the yellow on the bottom left.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

FAA Workshop and BAGS

 At the recent Fiber Arts Alliance, I did a brief workshop on creating this button necklace which repurposes many buttons and is a great accent piece. 
With 62 memebers present, our space was bulging.  The "theme" was BAGS and there was quite a variety  from Robin's knitted and felted huge red bag
to this embellished placemat

to this usage of "extra  bug blocks".

 I had forgotten the BAGS theme since I was doing the workshop but was using this purse.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Student Work

Mary H. recently took the Free Style Cobblestone Block workshop. She did a wonderful job and wrote "It's such a fun and easy technique..." Thanks for sharing Mary H.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hand Dyed Results

Thanks again Sherry for the workshop on hand dying fabrics. Now to complete already started projects before diving into these wonderful fabrics.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cards and Dish Towels


I'm still playing in the bag of Free Style Cobblestone blocks.
They are great to create a quick greeting card
and also to quickly embellish a dish towel for a gift.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dying Party

Thanks Sherri for a wonderful time at the dying party. 
Dying in plastic bags!!
Lots of chemicals, but we used masks and glasses.
Measuring accurately and later just adding this and that.

It all adds up to some wonderful colors of dyed fabrics.  I'll let mine sit awhile longer, then rinse thoroughly and wash 3 times, iron....how exciting!!  Good thing my Will is in order  :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fun With Buttons

These big, colorful fun buttons would be great incorporated into a button necklace.
A class and a workshop are upcoming. Let me know if you want more details.