Sunday, December 11, 2011

Almost Christmas

I have been busy! It seems time keeps flying by, if you blink it will be 4th of July. Our weekend retreat in Bandon, Oregon was fabulous, I hosted 5 art quilters for 2 days and nites. We all worked on our own projects, had potluck for dinner, and went out for lunch. We took a field trip to "Art 101" and "Washed Away" South of town. Everyone was very impressed by the walk-in Sea Cave of textile art, and by the recycled art projects Washed Away makes with found objects from the beach. Also a visit to the Wool shop in Langlois, a few miles further South, gave us a collection of beautiful fibers for the needle felters. I wanted to just play, so I worked on a black background, and free hand cut my beautiful hand dyed fabrics. I made 3 large flowers in pinks/purples, and gold/yellows, with bright lime green leaves. I added spirals and small colored circles in the background to fill in, in a dropping sweep across the black. This is going to be awesome to quilt, and I keep thinking it NEEDS beads too!