Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pillow Talk!

Worked on pillows last fall that mixed up printed and painted cottons with commercial  fabrics. Also mixed free motion machine work with hand embroidery. My favorite combo.

At some point I went through the studio and found projects that were half finished and whipped them into shape. The piece below started as a self portrait on paper, was then printed onto fabric and combined with scraps to make the front of the pillow.

The Yellow pillow had also been hanging on the felt wall for some time, so onto the work table she went, and she too became a pillow top!

This little lovely is that inner peacenik that can't quite understand the insanity!

And "in progress" is Miss Thimble Head...the thimble came from a Rebecca Ringquist scrap bundle! This girl is VERY happy to have that hat!!!

Getting last minute details done for our workshop this weekend. Thirteen lucky creative women heading this way! Also packing for Florida...heading out to hang with the sisters next week!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Squam Spring '13 Excitement

Well it is very cold here in little rhody today, but those with Spring Squam Art Retreats on their minds, it's all sunshine, lake views, and making stuff!!! The news is coming in about cabins and classes! Got my info and am also very excited about getting a space at the Squam Fair!

 Mona LaPierre all the way from Portland, OR braving the water and working her magic with knitting needles!

Busy Knitting hands Everywhere!!

 Last year I spent my class time with my camera and teachers Amy Gretchen and Thea Coughlin. It was great doing the classes back to back...helped me pound in the information! Still practicing!

The Spring Session is closed already, so you can bet that those who made it to the pre-reg page are happy indeed!