Friday, April 22, 2011

Northern Lights Quilt Show

This past weekend I was a vendor at the Northern Lights quilt show. It was amazing - I had so much fun. I saw lots of old friends & met so many great people.
 A few pics of some of my fabrics - they look so much brighter in person.

My hand printed leaves are always a big seller so I've been replenishing my stash this week.
I also did a demo of my stamping & printing techniques. I use lots of recycled and repurposed objects in my stamping. As I was printing these leaves I stopped for a break & discovered a new repurposed stamp - my yogurt container.
Call the Hoarders show now & stop me from SAVING EVERYTHING.
I also bought a few Shiva paint sticks & embossing plates from my vending neighbor at the show. I've been wanting to play with them for a while. Very cool  - but very messy - need to do more experimenting.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Birthmonth

Yes MONTH - one day is just not enough.

 And what better way to celebrate than to treat myself to a big juicy order of dyes from Dharma. Lots of yummy colors - can't wait to dive in.
I ordered this on Monday & it arrived yesterday. 2 days from California to New Hampshire !!! I love these guys, they are so great to do business with. They are very accomodating & they have the best info on techniques & product use - good prices too. They have the best catalog - it's like a tutorial for all kinds of fun fiberart and surface design stuff. Check them out at - very cool website.

I have some quilts waiting to be machine quilted then I can get into the dye studio 
(A.K.A. the basement) and play a little.
Enjoy your day - finally feeling a bit like spring - heading into the 50's today, oh to be warm again.