Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tagged : 7 Things ...

Dori at Fiber Fusing was kind enough to tag me for the 7 Things Meme.

Here are the Rules :

1) Link to the person who tagged you.

2) Post the rules on your blog.

3) Write 7 little known facts about you.

4)Tag 7 people at the end of your post and link to them.

5) Let each person know they've been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.

6) Let the tagger know when your entry is blogged.

As Dori said, it's quite a job to come up with 7 things that help explain who I am, but I've thought about it for a few weeks and I decided to write about 7 Things that Make Me Happy (in no particular order) :

  1. My Big Black Dog, Maggie
  2. My Family (CL and Oliver)
  3. Ice Skating
  4. Connecting with old friends (and meeting new ones)
  5. Seeing people "on their path" with the "helping hands of the Universe" to help them along
  6. Beautiful sunsets at Cherokee Marsh
  7. Making stuff (hence the Sweet Leaf Blog)
Many of the blogs I read have already been tagged in one way or another. These are the bloggers I decided to tag :
1. Susan Italo at Wild Onion Studios
2. Vicki Welsh at Field Trips in Fiber
3. Rhonda at My Handbound Books
4. Hippopip
5. Nathalie at Creative Hours
6. Jacqueline at Jacqueline's Blog
7. Tracy at Tracy's Blog

Please stop by for a visit. This blogging community is a nice little world-wide network. Cheers!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Fiber-in-Form Class : More Samples Ink, Bleach, and Glitz

Fiber-in-Form : More Ink & Bleach Samples

Step 5 : Sample 11 : Ink, Bleach and Glitz - Final

Step 1 : Sample 11 - Step 1, scraps, odds, and ends couched down

Step 2 : Sample 11 - White-washed

Step 3 : Sample 11 - Inked

Step 4 : Sample 11 - very slightly brushed with bleach

[See 1st photo this entry]
Step 5 : Glitz added with Moon Shadow Inks and Paint Stiks

Fiber-in-Form Class : Ink and Bleach Samples

I finally have something to post for the Fiber-in-Form class! This is a sampling of the ink and bleach texture chapter ...

Samples 1-3 Couched, yarns, strings, etc.
Pretty homely stuff, huh? Hang on--this is only the beginning!

Step 2 : Samples 1-3, whitewashed

Step 3 : Samples 1-3, "Inked" with black and Bronze Dye (no salt, no soda)
some Moon Shadow Ink, too

Step 4 : Samples 1-3, brushed lightly with bleach

Step 5 : Samples 1-3, Glitz added with Moon Shadow Mists and Paint Stiks

Chenile edge for Post Cards

Grace asked how I edged the post cards in the last post. Sometimes, I don't have the patience, or thread to do a satin edge stitch around a pile of fabric postcards. Using a wider zig-zag to couch 2 strands of a twisted yarn like this around the border is my new gavorite method to edge post cards.

It's quicker, more texture, less time, less thread.