Sunday, May 30, 2010

Zachary's Punch Needle

My 8 year old grandson, Zachary proudly shows his first needle punch piece. He's been watching his mom, and wanted to try it. What was surprising was that he stuck with it and finished it in a day, including threading his own needle over and over. Way to go Zachary, great job!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Needle Night Meets

Started the evening working on our heart samplers. Tonite we needle felted wool pasiely hearts.

Ruthann and Michele shared some of their blocks from Workt by Hand.

A close up of one of Michele's blocks, her stitching really makes this pop.

Bonnie brought a pillow she just finished from a Maggie Bonanomi design.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Summer Calendar

Summer's calendar has been set! Hope you can join me in a class or stop by!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Workt by Hand, 2010

Another great WBH weekend! So much fun to be with Sally, Sue and Melissa again, and share in teaching. Not to mention all the wonderful participants both old and "newbies."
This years project guidelines were 9 - 5" cubes, reuse & recycle fabrics and embellishments, embellish at least one side and the four of us each did something different with the cubes. I stacked them on the lamp base, Sally hung hers from the branch, Melissa's were loose in a basket, and Sue covered wooden blocks that will hang on the wall.
From there all participants were given a packet of fabrics and 9 designs to get started. Mini workshops are done all weekend long, not only by us, but the ladies all share ideas with each other.
It is by far the most creative weekend I've ever been apart of and look forward to it each year.

Sally's project

Close up of a couple blocks

Melissa's project

My project

Sue's project

Close up of one block

Setting up to get started

Thursday night's pincushion project

Friday night dinner

Pincushions done by Lori and Lana

Show and tell on Saturday - another favorite time. Some amazing talent out there!

An angel done for Kristi by Linda from London, England

Some of last year's finished projects by Linda, Barb & Nancy

Rug hooking by Marketa and Faith

Jan returned from New Zeland, and shared her interpretation of a hooked rug done in applique

Quilts and wall hangings shared by several of the ladies