Posts Tagged ‘Fiber Arts’

Swedish Bee Hives

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

I’m looking through pictures my son took while in Sweden this summer. And they have me thinking of the next swap, Shades of Sunshine, I must get busy on as it is due later this month.


Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

I was happily working along on a postcard, when I decided to fuse the front to the back and the heat from the iron caused the plastic veggie bag to shrink and the whole card curled up. I should have taken a picture of the curled up card – but I attacked it with scissors first to see if I could save it. I was really liking the card before the mishap, now it is just an oops! piece. And maybe it will give you a laugh! I cut out the plastic parts and then recovered just the fiber heart on the left with the more plastic and stitched around it again. But it still curls up too much for my liking.


Ready for a Trade

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Which month is the busiest at your house? March is at mine, with April a close second, and then I’d say December. With March already at the top of my list, I have somehow once again over committed to other things I should have said no to! But it is all working out – by skipping the Thursday night class at my church for this month. I promised myself I’ll do the reading and assignments over the summer…. hope that works out! So one happy little thing I have completed this week is the ATC for Susan Lenz’s Cyber Fyber Exhibit. I confess this is my first ATC! I really like how it turned out. On the left is my ATC. The background and back are my hand painted fabric, the squares are batiks, and then there is some beading. Susan’s ATC is on the right. This trade has been so much fun. If you have not visited her site yet – do check out the exhibit here.


And here is my postcard. The background is a log cabin block in creams with a pieced heart machine appliqued on top. The heart is one half a vintage Valentine I printed on fabric and the other half a pretty red fabric. Then I covered the card with a red netting from a tomato bag and zigzagged around the heart. Then threaded ribbon through the zigzag stitch and tied a knot every couple of stitches. Take a look here at the card I received from Susan.


At My Door

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

Look what was delivered to me last Thursday! Aren’t they beautiful? And a total surprise! A sweet young couple sent them to me as a “thank you” for the quilt I made for their wedding gift! How about that! I didn’t get just a card but a nice bouquet of fresh flowers!


The other fun thing about getting the flowers was they arrived the day before my birthday! I had gone out to lunch with friends, so the celebrating started a day early!

On Friday my husband and I ate at Flat Top Grill. He gave me a Husky Embellisher and a box of DeBrands Chocolates. Isn’t he a sweet heart!?


My daughter and I made the postcard using the embellisher. We will have more to show later!

ATC trade with Cyber Fyber

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

I’ve been having fun working on post cards today. One I’ll mail off to Susan of Cyber Fyber – I’ll show a picture in a later post. My daughter wanted to see what the swap was all about so we just spent some time looking at some of the ATCs. There are still some available, so I asked to trade for #22. It’s been fun linking to all the artists blogs and seeing their creativity.


OWOH Winner!

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Drum roll please! Congratulations to Laurie of   Laurie has won my giveaway of the pouch and three fat quarters! I must say I was pleasantly surprised at the number of comments left on my blog in just two days. I came across Lisa’s  OWOH event through a link and decided to join that day, Feb 12th! Her invitation did say the 12th was the last day to join! So thank you to all 74 bloggers who made their way over to visit me! I do hope to continue to visit the blogs on the OWOH site while Lisa keeps it active. Thank you Lisa for the wonderful opportunity to meet others through your event. 

One World – One Heart

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

owohbanner1.jpg Today I came across Lisa Oceandreamer’s Event sponsoring a way for bloggers to meet and participate in a art give-a-way/trade. Since I’m kind of new to this world of blogging, I thought I’d join in! Now, what to offer as a trade? I’m starting with this little amulet pouch, and since I do far more quilting than fiber arts at this time in my life, I’ll add some fat quarters. Pictured is the back of the amulet. I’ll hopefully add the fat quarters photo later today.But even without the fat quarters photo, I hope others will want to enter their name in my give-away!



Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

As explained on the Cyber Fyber website: CYBER FYBER is an exhibition of international fiber art scheduled for January 8th through 20th, 2009 at Gallery 80808/Vista Studios, 808 Lady Street in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, USA. The brainchild of Susan Lenz, this exhibit will focus on the supportive, global community of fiber artists with whom Susan regularly shares new techniques, contemporary approaches to textiles, and finished work by Internet websites and blogs. The exhibition will include three primary areas: Fiber ATCs (Artist Trading Cards); fiber postcards; and the work of several invited artists. The exhibition will also include FIBER DAY and ATC trading day. From the beginning, Susan Lenz is documenting CYBER FYBER on a blog/journal.

I took the plunge at my daughter’s bidding and have asked to trade for fiber postcard #21. I’ve asked for this one because Susan says it is based on the 6th century mosaics in Italy. The mention of Italian mosaics took me back 35 years !! when I got to spend a month touring Italy, with the exchange student who stayed with my family the previous summer.

I’m waiting for Susan’s reply. :-)

February and Hearts

Friday, February 1st, 2008

I woke up to about 4 inches of snow this morning and it’s still snowing! It’s a pretty welcome to the month of February. And since this is Valentine’s month, I’ll share a little felted heart I did by hand with one felting needle. An embellishing machine is looking more attractive all the time for projects like this. I’m not sure where this little heart will end up – but it will let me know where it belongs. 


Loopy Bobbin

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Sigh, the bobbin tension on my Bernina has been acting up. I did a search to find the closest dealer/repair service, since the shop in my town has closed. Upside of the story is my husband and I took a trip to Shipshewana to the Bernina Dealer today. It’s a fun town to visit. I imagine it was once a quiet Amish community but now caters to tourists, with museums, buggy rides, convention center, lots of shopping, etc. We ate at the Blue Gate Restaurant. Yummy homemade bread and pies! We split a sampler platter and shared a piece of apple crumb pie. We (OK, I tee hee) shopped at several quilting stores, and the B&N bulk food store. And we will have to return next week to pick up the repaired sewing machine. Today I limited myself to just buying items for the white quilties swap I signed up for through Lenna’s swap blog. While at the Bernina shop I learned that they sell attachments to turn a Bernina into an embellishing machine! I’ll have to think about the pros and cons of that over buying a separate machine just for embellishing. Any thoughts anyone?