Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I did this one last night. I wanted to do another Airy Fairy scarf in more mottled colors. I used Gale Evans' space dyed wool. It is Blue Face and felted pretty easily. The colorway is called "Potluck". www.galesart.com

Isn't it lovely! I am going to lunch with my friend Heidi Miracle and will come home to felt a little more!!!!

I just finished this scarf today. I bought the wool and silk hanky from Lori Flood at SAFF (Southeast Animal Fiber Festival). She has instructions on using silk hankies in your felting on her website. She has wonderful dyed wool bats and roving. www.spinstertreadle.com
For this scarf, I used a bat and some silk hanky. I have never used bat for a scarf before and it turned out slightly uneven in places - just another thing to work on.

Monday, October 29, 2007

While I was at SAFF, the amazing Lori Flood had a great vendor's booth there. She did a demo on making felted flowers. As soon as I got home I had to do my own and here is my first attempt. I thnk that by the end of the week, I will definitely have a whole bouquet!!!! Next year, I hope she will teach at SAFF. (Lori, I hope you are listening!)

Here are two more scarves I made and a hat! I can't tell you what a great time I had. Chad is an amazing teacher and I learned so much. I also bought her new book, Fabulus Felted Scarves which she wrote with Jorie Johnson.
While I was up there, I was able to reconnect with an old friend from Tokyo! I hadn't seen her in almost 20 years. We took our first quilting class together. She is a wonderful person and it was great to see her again.

I just spent three days just outside of Asheville at the Southeast Animal Fiber Festival. It does sound funny and yes, there were many animals: sheep, angora goats, llamas, alpacas, and rabbits. Although they were all very cute and yes, I want one but I spent all of my time in the vendor and classroom areas. I took four classes from Chad Alice Hagen. What a blast! This is one of the scarves I made!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Yes, this is a weird post. I am going to the Southeast Animal Fiber Festival in Asheville this coming weekend. For the most part, I am going for felting and looking at roving wool.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

This is the runner up to send to Wonder-fil for Houston. The flower has petals that go over the border.

I am sending this to the nice people at Wonder-fil Speciality Threads. The picture isn't the best, but it was a lot of fun to make.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

What happened to September? I don't remember it! Work was crazy (I work three days a week at Georgia Tech) with the beginning of the semester. Home life was crazy with getting the kids (a 14 and 18 year old) back to school, with one starting high school and the other finishing it (a senior). I also had three quilt deadlines! I had one due for the local quilt guild (East Cobb Quilt Guild) which had an extremely successful show and I co-chaired vending! Then my art quilt group, Fiber Art Fusion, had a show locally - also, a great success! Last but not least, journal project quilts were due to Houston last week. The good news is all three quilts were delivered on time. I can't post the journal quilt until after Houston. Oh yeah, forgot to take a picture any way. I really wanted to post something. This is one of my assignments for my C&G course that I am taking with Design Matters. I needed to start a color collection and needless to say this is "Purple".