Saturday, May 15, 2010

My First Art Quilt Challenge

I'm a member of a group of twenty art quilters, Challenging Ourselves,  and the first reveal is happening today!   Our objective is to explore new techniques and to venture beyond our usual areas of skill and interest. With this challenge, I wanted to learn a bit about painting--with both thread and textile paint.  I'm not exactly thrilled with the results but I am more comfortable with the techniques and it's a start...

Friday, May 14, 2010

A wonderful surprise!

I had no idea this lovely wallhanging was on its way to me!  It was hand-embroidered and hand-quilted by Trish who has all the talent and expertise to do the teeny tiny perfectly straight and even stitches.  The fabrics are beautiful and are right at home in my wee white and pastel cottage.  It will hang at eye-level by the computer (where I seem to spend more and more of my time) so I can enjoy it.  I do so admire the little dainty, delicate stitcheries.  Thank you, Trish!! Such a treasure!