Without a lot of internet time, I've been playing around with some more silk fusion. Here is a piece that I completed yesterday and put in the local art league show:
The name of it is "Daddy's Jacket", because the silk fusion reminds me so much of a sports coat that my Dad bought years and years ago. Members of my silk fusion class gave me some hints and coaxed me along with it, so all of the ideas are not my own. Thanks Ladies! There are a lot of strips of yarn couched down to help give it some texture, pluse a bunch of dried flowers that are somewhat of a bouttoniere. I also used a piece of the new Jacquard silk organza to scan a photo of Daddy, and then attached it sort of like an id badge. There are two funky buttons that I found in my "old" button jar, and a sort of string tie at his neck. Daddy died of lung cancer and his first symptoms were the loss of his voice, as the tumor was pressing on his larynx..the bow makes me feel better. So, that's that.
Here's another piece of silk fusion inclusion that I made the other afternoon. I added some dried rose petals from my Valentine's bouquet and also some dried money plant seed pods from last year's blooms. There are also a ton of snippets of sulky sliver and holo shimmer in there (I throw nothing away these days!!) I like this piece a lot and have some great plans for it...and I will cut it up!!!
Here's my latest Sowz Earz bag, called "The Becky" after my friend in Decatur. I'm hoping to take it to her this weekend. It is bigger than the original Sowz Earz and has an inner cell phone pocket and magnetic closure at the top. Gerrie, the lining is wild and crazy...wish you could see it!
And now for the socks!!! And you thought I was a slacker in the knitting department, didn't you?!!! I finished this one today, with the help of my faithful teacher, the lovely Angie. I learned how to do the Kirchner stitch (is that right?) and have sewed up the toe, so to speak! YIPPEE. So, now I get to start it's sister sock!
In the meantime, I started this guy the other week:
I've now started the heel on it..........watch out toe, here I come!!! Isn't that yarn great!
So, that's it for today. I'm off to work on that lovely wall hanging that you all voted on the other day. By the way, thank you so much for all of the input! You can read the comments and sort of get a feel for the results, but I did receive a few private email votes, just to keep you hanging here. Yes Gerrie, it was sort of like a children's game, or a trip to the eye Dr's! LOL
Oh, and Carol, I think you can post comments under Anonymous, and not have to use a google sign in name. Try it and see if it'll work for you. Happy Birthday!!! :-)