Monday, May 31, 2010


Noro Silk Garden Chunky 20 skeins @ $2.50 per skein Color 1

Monday, December 14, 2009

Wow. I am so excited. I made (if I say so myself) my best ATC tonight. It is already swapped, but I can't wait to make another one for this series. I have named the series Joy; seems appropriate for this time of year. Anyway we could all use a little joy if not alot of joy.

The only problem with making all this art and writing about it, it leaves me no time for sleeping. But it sure is alot of fun. I never thought I could experience so much joy from my creations.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Well I spent the better part of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and today spending every penny I own at Michael's and Joann's. I have more do dads than you can imagine, but the ATC artist love my cards, and, of course, I am hoping that at least one of my submissions will be published. Wow I would just die and go to heaven if that happened.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I bought the greatest book at Joann's today. I know it is terribly corny, but I love Joann's. Michael's is great too, but I am a new shopper at Michael's. The book is "Exploring Textile Arts". The book covers very textile technique with beautiful photographs from felting, Pin Weaving, Quilting & Trapunto, Pleating & Texturizing, Stitched Designs & Applique, Openwork & Thread Lace, Devore, Stamping, Stenciling, & Screen Printing, Serti, Sun Printing, Photo Transfer, Foiling & Beadwork, etc.

I think the book will replace my NUMEROUS textile technique books and magazines. I am such a pack rack. I have 8 years of "Knitters" and "Knits" magazines, 10 years of Vogue Pattern Magazine, and 50 - 75 books on knitting, 2 3" ring binders of knitting patterns, and many many more.

Then, of course, my office/studio, garage, and attic are filled to the brim with my yarn and fabric stash, sewing, knitting, and art supplies. Pretty soon my husband will be forced to move out. I give him visiting rights. As it is I am in my studio every night reading emails, buying supplies on the internet, creating ATC's. I have started my first quilt. I need to get off the internet and get to work on the quilt.

I cut myself last night with a Cutterbe exacto knife. I had to have 8 to 10 stitiches. Joann's had a 15% discount for seniors today (I am 61 years old). So there I was at 10:00 am buying more STUFF with my arm throbbing. I am such an addict when it comes to buying art/fabric supplies.