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Winner # 3

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

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Edie said:

Great work. The 12′s have been an inspiration to “sew” many of us! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and art.

Susan selected the fabric so I hope that Edie is happy with the Twelve by Twelve book!! Send me your snail mail address. I will get all of the gifts in the mail on Monday.

Thank you to all of you who played along.

I just figured out that the 3 x3 piece will be about 7.5 feet long unless I make it wider but I don’t think that I want to do that. Here it is with 14 rows.



We saw Silver Linings Playbook tonight. It is a fantastic movie. I highly recommend it.

Here is today’s drawing, which I did after a big glass of red wine!!


Winner # 2

Friday, February 8th, 2013
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Congratulations, Nancy; who said:
Congratulations. I’ve been reading your blog for several years. I especially liked the 3 x 3′s. I enjoy reading about your quilts and other projects.
Betty selected the art quilt so I need to know your choice, Nancy – The Twelve by Twelve book or the dupioni silk fabric? Send me an e-mail with your choice and your snail mail.
Tomorrow, I will do the last random number selection.
Mr C continued work on the ceiling hole and in fact, it is all fixed. He did some touch up painting. He used some vile spray texturizer on the drywall. It made me sick so I did not spend much time in my studio today. I added a few more rows to the 3 x 3 installation.
See how nice the patched ceiling looks?
I went back to a simple pencil sketch for my drawing today.

Winner # One

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

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Betty!! Who said:

I check your blog almost daily and it’s always interesting!
Congrats on your anniversary! I had to look up Josef Albers art and really enjoy it. I googled images and could see a lot of his work as fabric art. Your art quilt would be a very nice prize! Thanks for the giveaway.

So, Betty, let me know which of the goodies I have that you would like to have and your snail mail address. After I hear from Betty, I will select the second winner. This is fun!!

I finished sealing the edges of all my 3 x 3s.





I love how they look in their little piles.



After thinking when I walk, waking up at night pondering and cogitating for days, I have an idea of how I am going to place the squares for the wallhanging. Here is the layout so far.







And look at this! I am not crabby anymore. Every thing is covered with plastic.



Progress is being made on repairing the hole.



My last two drawings are very uninspired. I need to get a better pen, if I am going to draw with a pen instead of a pencil, which Terry Grant recommends on her drawing blog, Pen, Pencil, Paper – Draw!





Happy 8th Blogiversary to Crazy for Fiber

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013


Eight years ago today, I started this blog. This is what I said:

This is my first blog so please be kind. I enjoy reading the blogs of family, friends and perfect strangers so I thought I would jump into the fray. As my Blog title says, I am crazy for fiber. I make fiber art and I’ve been knitting forever. I hope to share my works in progress – both blunders and successes. Once I figure this out, I’ll add some photos. I like blogs with photos and few words.

Not much has changed.  I still like blogs with photos and fewer words, but I have mastered photos! To celebrate, I am having a triple give away.

But, first, I want to mention that gorgeous hand-dyed silk that I just received from Freida Anderson. I have a craving to work with silk charmeuse and I can’t really do  dyeing in the cold weather. This is for a special project which I can’t blog about. It will be difficult so maybe I will have a few sneak peeks.

OK, back to the gifts that I want to share with my readers. You just need to leave a comment on this post. You won’t have to “like” my Facebook Page, because I don’t have one!!

I will draw 3 names at random. The first person gets to select first from the 3 gifts. The second person selects from the remaining 2 and the third gets… you guessed it, the remaining gift. Here is what I have for you:

A signed copy of the Twelve by Twelve book.



One of my homage to Albers art quilts.



Or, a packet of plaid and striped dupioni silks.




I tried my hand at watercolor pencils for my last two sketches. It was fun. I am looking forward to doing more of this.



I used my iPhone to scan this and you can see the shadow of my hand holding the iPhone!



Now, it is your chance to win something! I will do the drawing on names on Wednesday night and announce the winners on Thursday.