Saturday, December 27, 2008

sewing frenzy

Its been a while since i have posted, and I need to take some pictures of what I have been working on. Sewing frenzy is what my DH called it. Christmas placemats from the Moda Merry and Bright fabrics, and then a coiled hot pad or two, then pot holders, table runners. And here is a quilt I did that I wanted to post but had to wait until after I gave it to the recipient before I posted it. Its not a picture of it when done, but almost. It did turn out nice.

I need to get back to my felting. I received some beautiful roving for Christmas and have an idea forming in my brain. Maybe tomorrow I will be felting again.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It snowed here today

I had to post this. It does not normally snow this early but we had quite a bit.

Falling Leaves Scarf

Scarf made for the NorthEast Feltmakers Guild 2009 show.

Strip Quilting

I have discovered strip quilting. I saw this fabric I had to have but was not a quilter.
I made this strip quilt from the fabric. It went very fast.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

bear cove camp

One day on our vacation in New Hampshire, I took a bunch of photographs. I had brought some wool with me and sat down to do so some needlefelting. It was not a nice lake day, cloudy and rainy.
I worked off of the small digital image on my camera that I had taken and gave this small 5x7 sized felt to our hostess as a gift for
having us at her summer camp.
This is a needlefelted, then wet felted, then needle felted, then a final wet felted picture of a view from the edge of the lake.

Monday, August 25, 2008

New Hampshire

Last weeks vacation to New Hampshire was wonderful. We hiked, swam, paddled, climbed, laughed, drank wine, petted cute Pugs, ate great food and had the best hosts. It was a wonderful time at Bear Cove on Squam Lake. We were lucky to be invited.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Felted footie

I have made a few inchies in the past, but they are small. I was looking for a way to make something bigger that could be changed with the seasons and mood. I decided on a 12 inch squared (footie) with grommets in the corners. I have been trying to use up stuff, so I found some hair from my old dog Rufus (1990 - 2004). Took a picture from the computer enlarged it and cut out his body.
I got the idea from the latest Quilting Arts Magazine. Pet portraits. Felted his hair, with a little wool and cut it out Needlefelted some more of his hair and a bit of wool. Put him on the background. He always smiled and his tail was set to permanent wag mode. He had gorgeous hair that was long since he was a golden retriever. I still have lots of his hair to be creative with.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

kayaking, felting, tie dye and geocaching

I did some felting, made this picture for my husband for fathers day. He loves to fish. Framed it and have it ready to hang up.

We did a tie dye workshop at the house with a bunch of 8th graders. T shirts, tank tops, boxer shorts, pillowcases. They all came out very colorful.

Its been a busy few weeks for me. I went kayak-fishing-geocaching on the schyulkill river, which was nice and relaxing. I love being on the water.

Monday, June 2, 2008

business card case

Made this little card case from a pattern on the website. This one holds my business cards. I made another to hold other stuff in my wallet. Its and easy and fun thing to make and goes quickly and I am actually able to understand the instructions.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Wearing my heart on my sleeve

I just finished this wall hanging for my kitchen wall. I have displayed other peoples art on this wall but decided to create my own. I have titled this "Wearing my heart on my sleeve".

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thinking of Spring

It's time for winter to be over. I have been thinking of flowers and birds. Here is a piece I just finished. I actually pulled out some of my ribbon embroidery books to help me design the flowers. I am thinking about doing a large scale one like this, or at least exploring the possibility.
It is appoximately 5x7 done on a white prefelt, and needle felted. I still need to get rid of the needle holes in the sky.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

My companions

I have two chocolate labs who keep me company. Silly as it sounds we talk to each other alot. They are littermates and very good dogs. They are three years old now, and although bonded to each other more than I would like, they are also family dogs. This is a video of them getting compressed air squirted at them. It drives them crazy.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Nature's Debri

My husband and daughter went to the shore for an overnight trip this winter to visit family members and I stayed home with the dogs and felted. Since I missed going on the trip, and strange as it may seem, I actually like going to the shore in the winter time, I felted this scene as I was thinking about them.

It is still a work in progress but has real tiny shells sewn in, as well as beads and some glass beads that look like sea glass. I have bird tracks in it also. It needs a bit more work, and I am searching for a little piece of driftwood I think I still have to put on it.

Does it remind you of the ocean?

Broken Marble Machine

Not sure how I came up with this, but the buttons are round and sewn on so they are travelling down the machine. One area has a marble stuck and is broken.

Sunday, January 6, 2008