Monday, March 16, 2009

we will be moving... the summer, not sure whether July or August, as there is still some horse trading going on over it, but anyway, we will be going to the States. My husband will be working at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, and we will be living in St Robert. We are all looking forward to it very much, and my family in Florida are over the moon that I will be on the same continent as them for the first time in 25 years. So, any stitchers in MO, whether embroidery or quilting, please get in touch. I guess I will have to change the blog name, but not today.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

more C&G texture for Sian

I promised this last week, but my computer would not talk to my camera for some reason, so in frustration I separated them and made them sit on the naughty stair for a while. Hopefully they have now decided to cooperate...

these were all done on a sunny day out in the garden, and I made up a small pot of grout/plaster to see what I could do with it. honestly, I didn't really enjoy it, but there were a couple of good results.

this is plaster spread over scrunched up tissue paper - like this one.

this is plaster spread over a piece of card and then drawn into following the photo of the roofing in the ruined house.

a layer of plaster on a piece of calico, a second piece laid on top and then removed,

and that second piece of fabric.

plaster over bandage

plaster over netting over scrunched tissue paper.

I also had a go at weaving the roofing matting pattern, which is over 3, under 3, each row offset by one.

in paper first,

then in thread - sorry about the red, but I wasn't thinking.

then a rubbing of the weaving.

sorry about the pictures being the wrong way up, but I'm just glad they are on the screen, never mind right way up!! fortunately, as it's only texture, it is still easy to read. and I am going to finish now whilst I can still get out of here.

FFAC Collage Mania 2009

I am making collages for this, one done and sent, more to follow, I hope. but this is from Virginia Speigel giving you all the details of how you can still join in the giving....

"...Where is March going?

But YOU still have time to submit your jpegs and be part of the final (and I
do hope GLORIOUS) Collage Mania, raising funds for the American Cancer

All the guidelines are here:

http://www.virginia CollageManiaCall 08.html

Art quilts and fiber postcards are accepted and encouraged; just remember
all artwork must be finished or mounted up to 8x10."

Karen Stiehl Osborn has MOST generously taken over the acceptance of the
jpegs, their prep and placement on the Collage Mania pages. I thank her
dedicating so much time to the job!

Our goal is $20,000 in three days (May 5 - 7) for the American Cancer
Society. All collages are offered for a minimum $80 donation the first day
and a minimum donation of $40 the remaining two days. Of course, if you can
donate a bit more for a favorite collage, we are all for that!

Any questions, please contact me directly.

Warm regards,

So now you know, what are you all waiting for?

My collage, 'Fragment'. bought hand made papers, scrim, UTEE with glitter.

I hope to have time to make a couple more, and will add them to this post if I get them done.