Tuesday, April 27, 2021

A NONE FIBER RELATED POST!

As we ramble along, realizing we are now officially senior citizens our food choices become even more important given our less active lives.  We've been chatting about air fryers for a long time.....but after reading reviews....we were lukewarm about actually making the switch from the occasional use of our deep fryer to this new fangled appliance.

Today at our 'in person' PTA (Professional Fiber Art group) our hostess Barbara recently bought one and gave us a 15 min. demo making tater tots (a fav. of 'the husband') and french fries.
 


WOW.....Impressive!  Besides the unhealthy aspect of deep frying the mess is such a negative.  I was not terribly impressed with the french fries....feeling they were too dried out...but I imagine timing could fix that. However, tater tots were just like out of the deep fryer.  Will one of these fryers be coming to our home.....not sure yet......stay tuned.

Friday, April 23, 2021

SPRING FLING IN THE MOUNTAINS

 Our recent large car club outing was enjoyable, despite the cold weather, rain, & fog!  So......a few of decided to repeat the same route in reverse.  It was a sunny day, chill was still in the air.  There were permanent grins on the faces of the guys as they threaded their 'machines' along the S curved roads.  It's a bit early for most of the trees to be leafed out, so our views were nearly uninterrupted.  Bliss.....



Thursday, April 22, 2021

ATTENTION EMAIL FOLLOWERS OF THIS BLOG

 Blogger has announced that Feedburner's service, which sends you emails of my posts, is being discontinued.  I'm trying to find another option so your messages with my posts is not disrupted.  This is the case for anyone using Blogger's email subscription service......shortly you will no longer receive automatic emails.

If anyone can help me by pointing me to where I find "Analyze & Select Subscribers" to start the process of finding a replacement it will be much appreciated.  It the first step in their instructions to set up something new but I can not find it anywhere.....not on blogger and not on Feed Burner...  HELP....

Personally, I use Vienna an RSS reader for all my feeds.  It's an app that when opened, lists all my subscriptions in one place.  So much more convenient than getting contant emails or hopping from site to site. Learn about it here. 

Feedly is another free service, both are easy to set up and use.

You may wish to explore these options for not only my blog, but other sites you read.  In the meantime if anyone can guide me through the process of getting my subscribers list, I'll try to set up a seamless email notitication for you.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

"PLAY TIME"

 Creating small silhouette art quilts continues to intrigue me. Here's my newest piece.

PLAY TIME SOLD

Art: 13.75" x 8" - Framed: 18" x 12".  

Artist's hand-dyed cotton, Ultra-suede, layered sheers, machine & hand appliqué, machine & hand embroidered, hand beaded. One-of-a-kind - Original design.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

"INDIGO" - FEATURING VINTAGE SHWE SHWE FABRIC

Who doesn't love indigo and white....rare vintage fabrics with a modern twist.


Example of pairing the art quilt in a mid-century Modern setting.

"INDIGO" - 37" x 37" - Made from hard to find rare authentic vintage Shwe Shwe; South African Indigo dyed cottons by "Three Cats" for London's Spruce Manufacturing Company. This material has been printed with the 'block and discharge' method which began to flourish in 1652 in the Port of Good Hope. Machine pieced & quilted. Faced edges & prepared for hanging with fabric sleeve.
Now available, free shipping. US sales only. $275





Thursday, April 8, 2021

GIRL ON SWING

I just completed framing my newest piece and happily it's already found a new home.  Working with silhouette images is so inspiring to me!! Already have another idea....whoop, whoop!!!

GIRL ON SWING 
13" X 13" - Framed
Hand-dyed cottons, layered sheers, machine applique & embroidery, hand embroidery & beaded.


Detail

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

ALWAYS WORKING ON SOMETHING NEW

For quite awhile now I've gravitated toward silhouette images....here's another one underway. 


Monday, April 5, 2021

LIVING LIFE FORWARD

As I study some of our pictures, it's now understandable that it wasn't until we were 56 that we learned we were actually identical twins, confirmed by DNA testing.  Most of the time people could tell us apart but sometimes no so much.

Happy Birthday....I miss you........




               Nancy Theobald Willmas       -    Mary Theobald Stori

                   1946 - 2002                              1946 - 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

STACKED TILES

NEW WORK NOW COMPLETED..... 

STACKED TILES

47.5” x 47.5” © Mary Stori

AVAILABLE HERE

113 cotton Japanese print patches, no two alike.

Featuring flat piping, machine pieced and quilted. Prepared for hanging.