Saturday, May 23, 2009


While at spring Market, Elizabeth and I took the time to take a couple of classes. We usually don't do this as we need to be in the booth, so this was a treat. Saturday we each took a different class. Elizabeth took a class on embellishing with Krenick threads- fun stuff! and I took a class called Art Quilts and Journaling. I have been intrigued with the idea of art quilts. There are so many things I want to try and I figured this was a beginning step.

So, off to class I went. It was taught by Jennifer O'Brien of JT Trading. They have the 505 spray, 606 spray, etc... So naturally we were going to use them. We received some fabric, ribbon, small , silk flowers and a paper napkin. And this is what I created. The birdhouses and butterflies are from the paper napkin. Cool! We fused everything together with the 606 spray and how fun to walk away with a little project completed. They also have plastic templates so you can cut your creation into a trading card, or a postcard or a journal page.

So, I guess I am going to have go play some more!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Spring Market

Wow! What fun! Elizabeth and I got to go to Spring Quilt Market and wander around. It was weird not to have a booth but it was also fun to be able to see all the other booths, the quilts, meet new people and talk with some people we have met before. So HI! to all our old and new friends- it was great!

We stayed at a wonderful old hotel. Our room looked out at the stadium so we got to see the baseball games- and the fireworks. And next door was a theatre so we went to see Beauty and the Beast. What a wonderful show.

As much fun as market was, it is good to be home, doing a little sewing, hanging out with hubby and snuggling with the kittty (she is a little pushy!).

off to dream about all our new new fabrics, toys, ideas....

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I just went thru all the pages on the Collage Mania site and they are great! I have already made of list of my favorites. If you don't know what Collage Mania is about- it's a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society sponsored by Fiberart for a Cause. There are 39 pages of wonderful, inspiring collages by various artists that you can bid on. And 100% of the donations go to the cancer society. Wonderful. Next year I hope to make a collage- like many people, I have family members and friends who have been lost their fight to this disease or who are fighting this disease.