Monday, November 26, 2007

Sea Pear

I am all but done with 'Sea Pear', my challenge piece for our October play-date. All that I have left to do is put on the hanging loops. I am really pleased with how it came together, but also see things I would do differently if I had started on it now. I wanted to experiment with machine quilting, but chickened out. And the three 'leaves' or 'arms' on the front of the 'pear' aren't exactly how I had wanted them. But at least I have broken the ice, and have several ideas for pieces I hope to complete over the next couple of months. This is a new art form for me, although I have played with fiber arts and quilted wall hangings before. Dyeing and embellishing the fabrics has made 'Sea Pear' a piece different than others I have completed, and that facet of the process opens up whole new vistas for my imagination... I think it's going to be a fun winter!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Last show of the year

Friday and Saturday was the NAU Mountain Campus Holiday show, which is a big craft show in Flagstaff. This was my second year at the show, and I did well in spite of the fact that our turnout was less than we had expected. Here is my booth:

Here I am in the middle of the 'very tiny' booth! It was 10' X 10', but felt much smaller.
Today, I went out to update my website to remove sold items, and I'm having problems with my software not wanting to connect with the webhost... aah, technology is such a labor-saver, not to mention a stress reducer! lol...

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Trip to Fort Lewis, WA

We spent last weekend with our son and his family at Fort Lewis, Washington. This time of year, the colors are beautiful there, although normally it's too rainy to fully appreciate them. We lucked out this year, and had wonderful weather.

Saturday, we took a ride out to Mount Rainier, which was actually visible for a change!

While we were at the visitors center, our Daughter-in-law April was having some trail mix. She was generous enough to share with some local beggars.