Monday, August 22, 2011
Everyone who knows me knows I am not a sewer....but I'm trying to develop some new skills so that I can enter some pieces in different kinds of shows. So far have made a pillow and a hot pad for the kitchen..so glad I used great fabrics....makes a difference. I placed my felted geode on one of the blocks of the hot pad...looks like it belongs. 2nd picture is of my teacher (patient teacher) holding my pillow...
Today was a re-arrange the gallery day. Not completed just yet but getting there. Today I took a class on making a binding...hope I get better at that! Used some previously purchased dynamite fabrics so when I get the needle and thread out to finish it, it should be gorgeous.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Last night, went to the Midwest Fiber Art Alliance get together...it's so much fun being around like minds. All are entering in the exhibit later in the year but me.....of course. I'm still trying to play catch up on my project from Frieda Anderson's workshop. I am not a quilter but am attempting to learn a bit as well as spinning wool. Last night I took a class on making a quilted pillow...it is going to be lucious...I'm so excited....and the patience of the teacher Jeanne was amazing to me. My spinning teacher Mary is equally patient with me. Way to go gals!
Sunday, August 14, 2011
My photo that I took under the bean in Chicago's Millinium Park took first place in the Sarpy Arts Council first ever photo contest travel category. I was soooo excited. Also took 3rd place in the same category with a photo of colorful Japanese bikes.
Ok, here it comes....a day working on my new shawl....ideas are coming fast and furious. Hope to enter it in the fashion show at the Chicago Botanic Gardens in November if I'm available to go to the Fine Art of Fiber. Keep your fingers crossed.
Great weather....enjoying our herb garden...sage, basil, chives, rosemary, thyme, marjoram, mint and veggies, tomatoes, green onions, lettuce, and 2 measly okra plants! ....many creative dishes coming out of the garden produce. Love to cook..
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Whew, just got off the phone with the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce. We have been nominated along with 4 others as the new or emerging business of the year. This is very exciting...just to be nominated!