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Fiber Art in About an Hour

Here is Scrap 050709. These little pieces are taking me about an hour. I try to work quickly, not over thinking. I pull out a fused scrap and let it lead me to the design for the night. Tonight it was the background fabric that looked like a forest on fire.


Doing these little pieces is saving my sanity. I can do something fun and creative when I have a spare hour.

Today was play-date with Mia day. Miles has a special group thing on Thursdays. I get to have time with Mia and make dinner for the family. Tonight it was lamb moussaka. It was so delicious. Mia had a very rigorous field trip to downtown Portland where they toured city hall among other sites. She was too tired to do anything but veg in front of the TV.

A very rainy morning turned into a lovely afternoon and evening. I was able to get in two 30 minute walks.

Mr C hung the woodblock print that I purchased from the latest Trinity show. We hung it over the family room fireplace. The room has so many windows, it was hard to get a photo without reflections and a glare. Here are two views.



Tomorrow night is the opening reception for the Trinity Artist’s Among Us show and sale. I do not have work there, but I am working.

7 Responses to “Fiber Art in About an Hour”

  1. rayna says:

    Saving your sanity is important work and your woodblock does, indeed, look like shibori. I WANT it!

    I back my postcards (when I make them, which these days is rarely) with plain old muslin. Some people use canvas, some use tyvek.

  2. kathy says:

    The woodblock piece looks wonderful!!!

  3. Kristin L says:

    The woodblock piece looks great hung on the brick. 🙂 The scrap piece even echos the colors (at least in the photos) — a nice theme for teh day.

  4. dee says:

    That reminds me of one of your Shibori dyes in the background. Very Nice.

  5. Connie Rose says:

    Your scrap quilts are delightful, Gerrie. They look postcard size, are they? And speaking of AQ postcards, what do folks back them with for the postcard part?
    The woodblock piece looks a lot like our shibori!

  6. Deborah says:

    I love your scrap piece. Isn’t it amazing what you can do if you just commit to taking it all the way from start to finish even in a short amount of time?! Great job.

  7. Judy says:

    love your latest little piece……….those flames appear to be dancing across the background! 😉