Prayer for Water

Prayer for Water
"Sister Mississippi"

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

So of course its been awhile. Today just trying to learn about resizing my photos. UGH!

I believe I need a new camera. I did learn that you only need a camera with 10 pixel capacity.
Anything above that is just hype. We will see...

So I'm going to post some of the projects I've been up to and some results from classes I took.

But first a look at the bulbs that I planted last fall.

I took a class with Katia Mokeyeva in Vermont last summer with the usual suspects.

Great class and a very giving teacher, if you get a chance to take on of her classes do it.

So I made a shawl and a hooded vest.

That is it for now, have a great day!

Friday, October 23, 2015

So this past summer I did some eco dying. I think this came out pretty nice. I find that vinegar and rust work the best for me. I did some more and will take pics to post, but I just really liked this one.

I decided to paint my kitchen this nice blue,purple gray color. I found the color from one of my husbands tee shirts.

I think I need a better camera, or a better picture taker.

I made this after a class with Catherine O'Leary in CT. First let me say she is a very generous teacher.
She gave us about 5 patterns and this vest pattern was one of them. I made a scarf in class.

A bit crazy and loud but a great learning curve.
I put 2 red buttons under the arms and made a vest. I like this. I had never worked with prefelt as a base before. It took a lot longer to full but only shrunk about 15 %.
Makes for many ideas going on in my head.

Speaking of heads, I should make some hats!

Monday, May 19, 2014

I had a wonderful weekend felting with a couple of great ladies that I call friends.
Laura Vaccari and Irene Dizes.
Irene was a wonderful teacher.
The technique shown here was a reverse layout using chiffon and silk to create this beautiful tunic.
It was really nice to be working together, the creative juices were flowing.
I didn't realize how much I really needed to go away and be with friends until I was there.
Thank you both. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Life gets all crazy sometimes.

So here are some of the hats that I have been working on.

I don't know what is next but it should be fun, as I have realized I need to put fun in everyday.

The only thing that a person has is there own creativity.

Anyone can be replaced at there job.

But no one can take your place in the manner of how you create your world.

So much for my random thoughts today...

Friday, January 17, 2014

My work has been published and I am very pleased. Please take a look.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

American Craft

Ok Ok its been awhile since I have been here.
But I have been working on a project that I really liked.

American Craft Magazine asked artist if they would like to take some of their Vintage Photo's and use them however they wished.

After receiving my photo's and looking at all the wonderful work that had been done, my thought was how to preserve the art, and how to inspire more creativity.

So I bought a young girls sun dress and distressed it by taking out the color.

Then I transfered the photo's onto the dress, added crochet and buttons. Stitched by hand and then after much delay,( because I hated the thought of cutting up these photo's) I cut and folded some of the photo's into butterflies and attached them to the dress.

It came out very whimsical and fun. I can almost see her dancing in a field of wild flowers in the summer.

Thanks for looking...

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Had a great workshop with Dagmar Binder at Jennifer Hoag's. It was full of new and some old friends.
We started out with making cuffs,( sounds easy right) well 11 hours later we drug ourselves out of there in time for dinner(drinks) and bed.

Next day we started our tops, did I mention math was involved at hour 9 of last night so we could make our pattern. 11 1/2 hours later still working.

Friday, fulling and sewing and ta da I will load the images tomorrow. To exhausted to do it now.

But I had a lovely time with everyone who attended, which is really rare lets face it.

The best hostess in the world Jennifer Hoag, and lets not talk about the store from heaven.

Dagmar was a great teacher who had patience sometimes with us and other times just looked at us like we had two heads. But we all got a beautiful piece of art work from her instructions.

So that's it for now and tomorrow or the day after will post the pics.

P.S. One of Kind bed and breakfast is a beautiful place to stay if you are in Burlington Vermont.