Monday, August 29, 2011

Quilts on exhibit

If you get the chance, stop by Lockport, IL
and see the quilts on display.

It is four miles from 355 in Lockport, Illinois.

I visited Sunday afternoon + caught the presentation, too.

NANI friend, Lynn, had gone and said some nice things about the information + quilts in the gallery. I headed out there (oh my, they really need to fix 80).

The display is up thru September 16, 2011 ....

Did I mention the Yarn + Tea store next door to the gallery?

Or the Quilt Store on the Corner? Oh yes, visited those, too.

Found this perfect size
Art Bin at the Yarn Store.

Yes, the size 20 fibers
fit well!!!

People who knit have the best stuff!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Japanese Kimono

Web Site

Japanese Kimono, 1915–1940: From Tradition to Ready-to-Wear
June 16–November 13, 2011
Galleries 57–59

The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60603-6404

Monday, August 22, 2011

Gifts from the Stitch Bitch

Anna, who blogs as
the Stitch Bitch,
recently posted:
At Long Last.

I was thrilled to be the recipient of her Souvenir de France project.
Anna has flawless stitches.
Oh my, I'm green with envy!
In her post, she said the fiber was
Rainbow Gallery's cashmere (I think it's violet).
The color is just beautiful.

This is the reverse side:
it has a pocket in the back
for scissors - and, the magnetic pin is so
I've arranged the tiles a few times. Nice toy for this old fossil.

In addition to the beautiful eiffel tower + MoMA Pin,
she tucked in more gifts:
I know!
I'm so spoiled, I stink!

The quilted rectangle is awesome. I want to put it in my kitchen. Check out the beehive card! And The basket chart from BBD - will be a fun stitch. She even enclosed a few pins and trim for embellishments.

Thx Anna! Your pkg made my day!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

new stash

OK, I'm a bit behind on the blogging --- went into LaPorte for the Stash Sale / Fundraiser for Riley Children's Foundation. Was that a week ago?

I was fortunate to locate a few gems in the sale booths.
Scarlet Letter
Polly Miner Sampler

Misc rabbit motifs, Homespun Elegance patterns, and a spot sampler by The Drawn Thread

GF, Sue, had some net lace patterns - they are so interesting! Not sure how it is done, but very very interesting!!

Also, GF Mel had a stack of back issues for PieceWork Magazine. They are in the car - so, next time I'm waiting for DH or boyz, I"ll have an issue to read!!! I bought a few issues from Gen, too.

Nice selection at the sale this year. A little bit for everybody. Aside from shopping ---

Did enjoy lunch with Beth + Linen Stitcher. Nice to see Fran, Chris R, Karen W -- along with those selling, Mel, Sue + Gen. What a great afternoon! Nice weather, new stash, and a fun lunch!

I have more to post about, tho, quite tired. Stay tuned ....

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Spider-Silk Textile

A Golden Spider-Silk Textile
June 3–November 6, 2011
Gallery 137

More Information on the AIC
Web Site

The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60603-6404

Thursday, August 18, 2011

ARTour 2011

which is sponsored by the Chesterton Art Center
and downtown business owners,
provides an opportunity for visitors
to meet and observe
artists at works in shops, restaurants,
and art galleries throughout town.

A map of the locations and artists
will be available at each participation location.

One stop of interest might be the
Westchester Township History Museum
for short presentation on local artists
and a tour of the museum’s art collection (1-5 pm)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

On the road ...

Me and the 'cube' are on the road ...

First stop ... Orlando Museum of Art ... located in the beautiful
Orlando Loch Haven Park.
This tree was in the parking lot of the

Mennello Museum of American Art
where they have a dog sculpture
covered with BUTTONS!!!

Clearly, the artist is most awesome in my book ; )

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Art Festival, Michigan City, Indiana

Lakefront Art Festival

August 20 + 21, 2011

Washington Park, Michigan City

Click on image to enlarge.

Last Summer, DH, DD, + I went to the festival. We had a wonderful time. We went to the sidewalk sale at the nearby Outlet Mall and rode the shuttle into the park. I look forward to this event + hope we will be able to attend this year!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Stash Sale and Art Walk; LaPorte, IN

August 13th will be a busy day in LaPorte Indiana

Visit the Stash Sale and
stay for the
Art Walk

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Gotta have one ....

DH + I went to the Chesterton Art Fair this afternoon.
Hot + humid, light breeze; however, the artists were amazing!

The pouch pictured, was made by
Chris Acton
Chief Weaver
from Chesterton, IN

The minute I saw her 'sample' made into a pouch,
I knew exactly what the pouch needed ....
tatting supplies!

My much neglected shuttles are screaming to be used.

I keep reminding them to be patient as the Friday's demonstration at the Lake Co fairgrounds is my current priority --- then, it will be their turn!

If you are interested in the Art Fair --- it continues thru Sunday.
(information in previous post)


And Congratulations to the winners of the awards at Lake Co Fair! Delighted my friends entered stunning projects + judges gave a positive nod. I had zero entries this year and hope to enter next Summer.

Pictures are on South Paw Stitcher's blog. She has post re. Porter Co Fair and Lake Co Fair.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Double Spiral Beaded Bracelet

I have completed the spiral part - not sure how to add the findings on the ends.

Baby steps.

Picture of Finished Bracelet HERE


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