The past 7 days have been busy!
Rachel and I drove up to see my Mom last Tuesday (has it really only been 7 days??). Here is my mom holding miss Kiyah at her home in Burnsville, NC. We ate lunch in downtown Burnsville and did a little shopping before heading home to have dinner at Ted and Lauren’s house that night in Matthews, NC (I put over 400 miles on my car last Tuesday!)
Then on Saturday, I took a Felted Wool Flower class with Vickie Clontz. Vickie is very talented with wool and I wanted to learn the art of wet felting. Here is my merino wool fibers laid carefully on a piece of bubble wrap ready to start the felting process:
And here are the flowers we made in class:
Mine is one on the top right. When I got it home, I didn’t like the way it dried so I re-wet it, fulled it some more and shaped it and let it dry. It’s now ready to assemble. I plan on doing that tonight. I promised Vickie I would wear it at Symposium this weekend.
Which leads to the final “busy-ness” of the week. Getting ready for classes at Symposium. North Carolina has had a Quilt Symposium every year for 32 years in a row. A State-wide Board of 21 members work to make this a continuing endeavor. I have been serving as President of the NCQSI for the past year. I have one more year to serve. The Symposium is being held this coming Thursday through Sunday at Peace College in Raleigh, NC. I’ve signed up to take 2 classes with Leslie Riley. I’m very excited about the classes, but have had some preparing to do and some of that has required me to learn new things. Most of you know I am not techno-savvy and tend to hate gadgets and computers unless they are extremely user friendly. I am proud to say I’ve managed to learn to upload, download, mirror-image….. to print these wonderful images onto TAP paper. The TAP Paper will allow me to transfer the images to cloth, polymer clay, glass, among other things. I will be using the images to create collage this weekend.
Aren’t the images wonderful????? I got them from a great site: The Graphics Fairy. The Graphics Fairy is a blogspot hosted by Karen. It contains over 2,000 copyright free images! I love it!!!
So a very busy 7 days behind me with an even busier tonight and tomorrow as I finish up my felted flower and finish getting packed for Thursday morning. I’m hoing to take my computer with me to Symposium and blog each day.
Off to the studio where I need to find all those tidbits of stuff that will make my collages sing!