Tuesday, June 28, 2022

MORNING SONG

 Last stitch just added.....new folk art style wall art quilt....


"Morning Song" - 20.5" x 16"  

Mono-printed cottons, appliqued, embroidered, densely quilted. Faced edges and fabric hanging sleeve attached.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

PERSISTENCE

 When drawing skills aren't in ones' wheel house, paper, pencil and a very big eraser are the tools of the day. Wouldn't want to admit how long it took me to do this!! The effort paid off...now retraced and fused to fabric, followed by tedious cutting.



Saturday, June 25, 2022

SMOOTH STITCHING

 Happy with the way my Janome is effortlessly stitching through some semi-stiff mono-printed fabrics.



Wednesday, June 15, 2022

CRANES IN FLIGHT

I decided to utilize one of the Japanese fabric panels and incorporate it into a larger size wall art quilt.

CRANES IN FLIGHT  - 46" X 46" 
Pieced, appliqued and highlight quilting with metallic thread.  Fabric hanging sleeve attached. 
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Monday, June 6, 2022

AUDITIONING

 While I had my stash of Japanese fabrics on my mind.......I began auditioning fabrics for a larger wall art project. 

 These often very busy fabrics (for me) are a challenge to work with.  I've learned to give myself plenty of time and permission to try combinations that at first glance seem as though they wouldn't work......


Saturday, June 4, 2022

MAKING DO WITHOUT A WET STUDIO

 I'm fortunate to have a dedicated studio in our home.  It's all mine so there's no need to clean up at the end of each day.  What it doesn't have is any practicable wet studio space function.

The floors are carpeted, I only have 1 large cutting table to work on, and the only water/clean up area is a small guest bathroom.  The need of a certain color of mono-print fabric led me to try anyway. I may not attempt again as it was way too inconvenient.  

I'm so grateful for a couple of fiber buddies with whom I meet once a month.  All have fantastic studios that we rotate using.  


As you can see, nearly every inch of space is being utilized for printing and drying.  Happily, I achieved my goal was delighted to get the mess put away the following day.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

EARLY MORNING GOSSIP

 New work just completed.....


EARLY MORNING GOSSIP

13” X 13” © Mary Stori

$198

Ice-dyed and hand painted Liberty of London Lawn cottons, hand and machine appliqu├ęd, densely hand embroidered and quilted. Art wrapped on canvas frame & secured in a black wood frame without glass.

Monday, May 30, 2022

THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.........

 This isn't just a long weekend, today is a solemn day, a time to recognize and honor the ultimate sacrifices of those who served our country so we could live free. They aren't just names on a wall, plaque, or brick!  

The pre-race festivities at the Coca Cola 600 on Sunday was spectacular and personally invoked tears.  What a wonderful organization.........they went the extra mile to thank and remember those who served and did not come home!  

It's good to take time to just breathe and reflect.  I'm enjoying the beautiful and plentiful blooms our Rhododendrons, and Mountain Laurels.

Mountain Laurel
Rhododendron 

'The husband' was at it again, trying to smoke his greatest brisket.  It was nearly a 3 day process......but by the end we had this beauty to show off...perfect 'bark', and a lovely smoke ring.  Me? I'm not a big fan of BBQ, but gosh it's fun to see someone get so excited and dedicated to cooking a piece of meat!!




Saturday, May 28, 2022

JAPANESE GARDENS

 After concentrating on smaller framed pieces lately, it was time to switch gears.  I headed to my stash of Japanese fabrics.  The large pieces, featuring bigger motifs are nearly depleted. So my task was to find a way to utilize some of the 1/4 and 1/2 yd. pieces with smaller prints.

JAPANESE GARDENS  -  35" X 24"
Japanese cottons, appliqued, machine quilted and highlighted
with gold metallic thread.  Fabric hanging sleeve attached.

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

SUMMER COTTAGES

 The birds have found homes.....

SUMMER COTTAGES - 10"x11"

AVAILABLE HERE

Artist hand-dyed & mono printed cottons, appliqued, hand embroidered, & quilted by machine.  Framed without glass.