Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Recap

I have been wanting to share some of the details of the wonderful holiday gatherings with my fiber groups which was a while ago. I've been running like crazy and doesn't look like it's going to stop anytime soon. I was in Atlanta last week for my annual shopping weekend with my daughter and she and my granddaughter come on Sat for 10 days - whew...need to catch my breath.
 We gathered at my house for our holiday party, lots of food, show and tell and this year - a nice white elephant.
 You would think we were an army with the amount of food and bubbly we had - such fun.
 Denny always treats us with what has become an annual tradition - this beautiful log cake. She claims it takes her days to make but only her and her favorite bakery know for sure. Does it look is - times one hundred.

 All gathered for a feast...
 and on to show and tell - another darling piece from Mary who is so clever and makes the most wonderful pieces.
 Gen showed us some results from her transfer dyes that our group has been experimenting with.
 Denny showed us another one of her big quilts. Her family is the lucky recipients of these beauties.
 and I love the backs. Denny bought lots and lots of this denim which looks like pieced patchwork but  it's all one piece.
 And Val's eco printing on paper - YUMMY is the word for these beautiful papers. It is a technique I've been struggling to figure out...and hope to find success someday. It's not as easy as you would think and there are so many variables.
So a 2017 resolution - to do more playing with eco printing.
 I'm anxious to see what Val does with this...
 and saving the best for last - our "nice" white elephant. I was lucky to get one of Denny's deconstructive fabrics. I think she has an amazing eye for layering imagery and have always wanted one of her pieces, so there you lucky am I.
I have no idea what I'll do with it. Right now it hangs on my design wall in my studio...I have the joy of seeing it everyday as I go in and out - for now, that's enough.