Well....another Sunday and another huge game......but the Packers have St. Vincent on their side. Here's the story behind St. Vincent..... If you are a Packer fan, you probably already know it....if you aren't you should......read the linked article.
There are no other words today except: GO PACK GO!!!!
I've hardly said a word all week.....well not here anyway!! But with only one day to go before the Packers take on the Cowboys....well the tension is building!! If you are a fan, the following will be self explanatory....if not......why not?!? GO PACK GO!!!
Looks like that illegal Giants' hit will cause Jordy to miss the game....just hope he's okay and that there will be another game in his future this season!
Winter finally arrived in our NC mountains.....too much snow, ice, and brrrrrrr temperatures. What's a girl to do? Why, stay inside and get creative!
Thanks to 'the son & DIL' I was gifted a hefty amount of felting supplies. This is a tool I've had my eye on for some time.....pricey enough that I didn't jump at it immediately. BUT....gosh now I'm glad I own one.
The disc, with its generously sized handle and grooves in the bottom was reported to cause less hand strain plus faster felting. So far, I'd give it a thumbs up.
My first attempt to make votive candle holders combined a pre-felt batt topped with roving. It was successful, yet I was looking for a more uniform, thinner wall. I didn't yet own the felting disc.
Left- white with blue stripes - Right - white with green squiggles
The felting disc helped achieve what I was aiming for. Excuse the photos, good photography is difficult with lights out to showcase the flickering candle. Though wool doesn't burn easily, each holder is fitted with a battery operated votive candle.
Here are three more with their yogurt container forms inside as they dry.
I'm planning to develop a dedicated section in my gallery shop for wool vessels....that is, when I can figure out how to do it....ahhh technology. But if anyone is truly interested in purchasing one....email using link on right side bar.
You may remember the following piece that was shared last Friday on my blog. Here's what happened during the week.
A look back: Sitting on my self was a stack of previously cut black/white rectangles. I was looking for what I thought would be a quick project to get my creativity jelling after quite a long layoff as I was playing nurse maid to 'the husband'. Now nearly 8 weeks post surgery, I'm almost ready to declare he's on his own! Wishful thinking but perhaps after another 8 weeks I can say that out loud.
So....after some fast piecing, well never fast for me (patchwork is not my favorite construction technique). I ended up with the piece above. It didn't take me long to realize the design was awkward. What to do?? Well, I whacked off several inches from the top, hummm....still not right. So I whacked off another couple of inches. Hummm, hummmm......oh well.....next I cut off a bigger hunk from the bottom. Now I had 3 leftover sections.
Which yielded two wall quilts from one poorly designed one.
In the Blue Ridge Mountains , North Carolina, United States
Mary Stori creates one-of-a-kind art quilts featuring bead embellishment, hand embroidery & machine stitching on artist created fabric such as hand dyed felted wool, screen printed or hand dyed cottons.
She declares, 'Mistakes are merely design opportunities, forcing one to experiment and grow, making an ordinary quilt, extra-ordinary!"
It's been a fabulous 25 years! In 2015 my teaching career on the quilting highway concluded. My focus has been redirected toward creating and selling my art. I will not be retiring to a Lazy-Boy rocker!
* Gallery 86 - Waynesville, NC
Members Display - Ongoing
* NC Arboretum - Asheville, NC
Nature Across The Carolinas
July - Sept. 2018
Firefly Gallery - Flat Rock, NC
Haywood County Arts Council Gallery - Waynesville, NC