Thursday, December 10, 2009


It was very wintry here today! We had 16"-18" of snowfall. Whiteouts. Wind chill. Harrowing day at work. SO I thought I'd post this project..."SNOWBIRD". It is housed in a 12" x 12" shadowbox frame. I made it for an exhibit last winter at our regional arts council. A felted vintage wool coat is the base for needle felted snow"bird"; hand stitched snowy swirls with Angelina fibers (non fusible) concentrated in areas. The moon is a piece of a vintage mohair coat, beaded to add a little twinkle. The tree is a real twig hand tacked to surface and the little nest and eggs are wet felted wool roving. I took the feathers off a little home dec bird from Michael's. I had so much fun making this and it will be on permanent display in my livingroom!

I have learned:

  1. My friend Nicki has opened shop on Etsy. She hand dyes gorgeous high quality lace. They can be used in crazy quilting or as a beautiful adornment on clothing. I plan to use some on small projects like needle books or ATC's. Check it out.
  2. I am obsessed with Scrabble and since downloading it to my phone I have played numerous games! I am competitive at the medium level. Hard is just plain hard and I don't enjoy getting my arse kicked repeatedly by the genius computer. I have learned QI & XI & RAJ & NU are good words to remember while interacting competitively with a human in a Scrabble game!
  3. Schweinfurth Art Center's QUILT=ART=QUILT exhibit was inspiring and motivating. Click here to see a bit of it. If you are within driving distance to Auburn, NY, it is worth a day. And to make a great day of it, Patchwork Plus is an awesome quilt shop in Marcellus a short drive away.
  4. So You Think You Can Dance....Legacy & Mollee out. I wasn't a fan of either really. I actually voted!.....for Kathryn. Next week is the finale.
  5. Blue Rodeo. Pulled out an old CD and really liking it...again.

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