Sunday, November 29, 2009

Artist Open House

Fiber on a Whim presents:

Artist’s Holiday Open House
December 4th 9am-6pm
December 5th 9am-4pm

This open house will have a variety of items to choose from. This includes some shop models as well as other items made by us or invited artists. We have quilts, jewelry, pillows, garments, scarves, hats, mixed media gifts, and more. Stock up on handmade gifts for the holiday or splurge on an item for yourself.
Less than 1 mile from the Apple Annie’s event. Look for signs as to exact house.
Sprucebough Dr. Marietta, GA 30062 Ph: 404-705-9164

Monday, November 16, 2009

Day #9-16 AED & Space Shuttle Launch

Somehow we find ourselves in Florida. I guess even though we are absolutely tired of traveling we decided to take a vacation. We are down here in Orlando and heard about the shuttle launch over at Kennedy Space Center. So all of a sudden this morning on a complete WHIM we decided to head to the coast to go watch. Never having been or knowing what to expect was a blast. Here are some of the photos.

Gotta love the two men sitting on top of their semi!!!

I've been so bad about posting to the blog the pics of what all I've been doing this month so here is what I've been working on in the past week.

This is actually a quilt top mom is working on with scraps from a shop model from years ago.

We decided that even though we were on vacation we were going to make it more like a retreat. Look at the dining room table. This is on mom's side of the condo. I have an equally messy table on the other side of the condo.

Here is a little baby quilt I've pieced from a flannel charm pack.

Here is the T-shirt quilt I've been working on for the customer. I still have to back it and quilt it. I've got 5 more t-shirts to work into the backing of it.

Here is a scarf I've been knitting in the car. It will be felted so that is why it is so wide.

Here is a scarf that I crocheted last night. Lol....can you see that I get bored easily and have to change projectsjust so that I keep working on something.

Will post more as we complete more work this week. long as the pool doesn't call out too loud to either one of us!!! I mean it is in the 80's here and for us to be able to sit by a pool in November is quite weird.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Website Problems

We apologize for any inconvenience this current problem is creating. Our website has been done for over 3 hours now. We are aware of the problem and have been in communication with the company that hosts our site. They are doing everything in their power to correct the down server and get the site back up and running. In the 4 1/2yrs that we've been with this company this has never happened before. Once again we apologize as I know we sent out a newsletter with information and sales that you can't get to since the site is down. We will keep our fingers crossed that everything is corrected soon.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Day #8 AEDM

This project of art every day has not started out on the good side so far. I've slacked the past couple of days. We all know how life gets in the way some times. On Friday I did work on something in the morning. It didn't turn out at all like what it was in my head. I think it still needs something so I haven't finished it nor taken a pic of it. Then in the afternoon I got to pick up this cutie pie pictured below. He is my 4 year old nephew and it was his birthday. So I spent the rest of the day with him. That ate up Day #6 with no photo or art completed :( but it was well worth it.

Day #7 was then spent at a friend's baby shower and my nephew's birthday party. The best I could do yesterday was say that I gave a crocheted afghan to my friend. Lol....didn't make art but gave art that was already completed.

So that leads us to today Day #8. I've been a little sick this week so I basically took it easy and watched football but here are pics of what I did accomplish.

I got hired to make a t-shirt quilt for a customer. Here are several of the t-shirts that I've gotten cut and on to interfacing. Only a few more to go. Then have to figure out how I want to lay it out. She only wants a throw quilt so it might end up being a two-sided one. to best quilt that? I'll have to keep thinking about that.

I finished the scarf. more pics of the orange scarf. I've got to come up with some other knitting projects. I've also gotten hired to knit a sweater for a customer and am just waiting for her to drop off the yarn. Can never be without at least one project on the needles or hook.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Day #5 AEDM

Well.....somehow have no photos today. Decided against photographing the scarf again! Lol....I got a lot of work done on it and it is almost complete. I also was working on the mixed-media canvas I mentioned. I'm not finished with it as I ran into a slight dilemma. The soft gel wouldn't adhere the paper to the styrofoam balls! I know this sounds funny but I wanted the canvas to be dimensional and styrofoam was the most logical. Didn't realize it would be so hard to get it to do what I wanted. Ended up putting gesso on them to seal them somewhat. Had to let that dry and then I was able to adhere the papers. Have a few touches left to add so I didn't want to photo it till it was done. Should be able to finish it tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Day #4 AEDM

So as I'm sure you've realized there was no art yesterday! We attended the funeral of a fellow shop owner/friend yesterday and I don't think either one of us felt like doing much after that. I knitted a few rows on the scarf but nothing noticeable.

Today author Kate Jacobs, who wrote The Friday Night Knitting Club series, spoke at Georgia Center for the Book in Decatur. She is promoting her third book of the series that just came out yesterday. I talked a friend of mine into going with me to hear her. I thought it was going to be more of a knitting event. There were people knitting but there were far more people just there to hear her speak. She talked a lot about how she got started writing, her creation of the characters, and how she got into knitting. She is a very funny and insightful individual. Here she is in the middle of her talk.

This is my friend Ndidi who is currently mad at me for encouraging her to knit a baby sweater on size 3 needles!! This is her first sweater and she's doing great. She just feels she's moving at a snail's pace. Size 3 needles will do that to you!

Here's the scarf as it currently stands. I'll probably work a little more on it tonight.

Tomorrow I've got planned out a mixed-media canvas to do and I'll finally get that pic of mom's quilt she's piecing.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Day #2 AEDM

Would have posted this last night but the internet went down. Yesterday ended up crazy busy with appointments and such so that there wasn't too much time for art. I did manage to work on the scarf while sitting at guild last night. I'll also snap a pic of the quilt mom was working on some yesterday and post it.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Day #1 Art Every Day Month

Waking up today to a bright sunny day was an absolute amazing feeling. We've dealt with so much rain and clouds here in Atlanta lately that it seems like the sun is some foreign object. Stepping outside to find the temp was great too just made it a day for exploring. So off to Helen, GA with cameras in tow we headed. Here are some of the photos we collected along the way.

This structure sits atop an Indian mound.

Along the way I was knitting. I finished up this scarf on the way back home. A friend of mine bought this yarn but found she couldn't handle it well. I told her I would knit it up for her. Now I just have to do the finishing work and maybe some fringe and it will be complete.

Since I finished that one I had to start something else. here is another scarf in the works.

See you tomorrow.