Sunday, November 30, 2008

Artistree, Reno NV

I was just in Reno for Thanksgiving visiting my husband's family and went for a visit to Nancy Nelson's ArtisTree Studio. It is a great store with lots of fun things. We are going to work on a class for me to come teach after the first of the year. If you are ever in Reno go see her beautiful shop and look around.
She was nice enough to invite me to do an artist challenge, I am very excited and came up with a few ideas to find the time! I have a Craft Fair at work on December 11th...sock creatures are the featured item. I have to put a pot of coffee on each night before then so I can get them finished up..another great batch of them if I may say so myself!
Happy Beginning of the Holidays!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Remember your small stores

It has been a very exciting week for America. I want to remind everyone to remember the small businesses that we can patronize. The small fabric/quilt , yarn, bead and craft stores. Some are barely hanging on. I have gone into my big box stores to take advantage of the sales on some of my basic items, but I made an effort to hit a few small bead and quilt shops on my way to Port Townsend for AFF. Just a little bit helps is the way I look at it. I know we will make it through this tough time. I got discouraged in Sept and Oct because I have had to go back to work 5 days a week and wont' be able to work in my studio like I wanted, I decided to just plug along with my projects and not give up HOPE that things will turn around. I feel much better now and believe in that HOPE. I finished my best quilt to date and it will be hanging in Fibers in Motion for a while, I heard back from Somerset Studios and my piece will be published in the next HOME issue and my sock Creature Class is filling up for November. My husband and I are staying positive about the economy and the new year. Just wanted to say my 2 cents worth...will keep to my art in up coming posts.

Art Fiber Fest, Port Townsend, Oct 2008

These pics are from my class "Inspirational Fabric Collage" at AFF a few weekends ago. The gals did a great job with them. We had a great time and I wanted to thank them for signing up for my class. I had a really fun time with my Dorm mates as well. Just like a big adult slumber party! I loved my class with Tracy Lampe and Lisa Engelbrecht. There were so many fun classes to choose from it was hard to decide but I liked what I had and look forward to the next AFF.