Monday, August 19, 2013

Well, here it is..August is almost gone :(
I'm not happy about that at all!
It's been a busy month with more to come.

I'm made a couple more Holographic Fiber Art Wall Hangings but I don't have a picture of one yet to share, must do that tomorrow.  I sold one at Hebron Fair and others are very interested in the process.

My friend Kathleen and I went to the Mancuso International Quilt Show, Manchester, NH on Friday.  We made a day of it, lots of walking and much inspiration.  So many wonderful ideas, great quilting, beading and embroidery!  I was sad that Pro Chemical didn't have a vendor space this year.  I was all set to spend some bucks there.  No one in our area sells MX dyes and I was hoping to get some without paying for shipping.  I expected to buy more silk scarves too, darn.  Now I'll have to order on line.  But I love getting mail so I guess it will be okay.

I've done more mono-printing on plain fabric, mostly muslin.  They need more attention and depth to them and that's my plan for playing tomorrow.  I stopped into Jo Ann's Fabric & Craft with my 40% off coupon and bought a new book Mixed Media Master Class with Sherrill Kahn.  More on surface design techniques!!

I hope everyone has had a good summer, take some time out to PLAY!

Here are a few photos:
Mancuso Quilt Show

The info with this quilt indicated it was her FIRST applique quilt and she completed it in 22 days while in recovery from an illness.  Amazing and again, no ribbon :(

Very nice, bright colors using construction fencing and printing.

The Kemshells are a couple of my favorite designers. This one was done by Linda.
This is a beauty done on silk.  We
could not believe it didn't win any ribbons!
I love, love, love this one. 
Enjoy what is left of summer!
Peace,  Diane

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Busy As A Bee

I've been busy having a great time in my sewing room/studio.  I sell note cards at a local Farmer's  Market and at some small fairs.  I also make fiber art quilts.  Several friends and my honey, Ronnie, have encouraged me A LOT to place some of my small wall hangings for sale.  A local fair was held in a small New England village on Newfound Lake, NH very near where we are.  So we set up our vendor booth with our goods, this time including some of my fiber art wall hangings.  It was a good day with many people attending the fair.  I sold two wall hangings that day and another today!  I'm very pleased to find that some others like what they see in my designs.  I'll be making more, but as always for the fun of it and it's what I do!  Here is one I sold and a new one featuring a kale leaf scanned, enhanced in Picasa, inkjet printed on to cotton and added as a feature along with some shabori dyed fabric I did recently.