|Bloom 2011, in progress.|
|Owl Boxes quilt (sold)|
|another Owls quilt - auctioned|
|yup. ANOTHER owl quilt. Is there a pattern here??|
|HSTs = for Jesica's quilt, all her late grandmother's fabrics|
|my 3CS thread sketching tutorial|
|Mandy's Wall Quilt - all from her children's cloth carriers and booties|
|Kate's commissioned wallhanging|
|the cover shot : ) Summer issue.|
|oh gee - the paper too! I almost forgot. : )|
|lots and lots of fibre art, prairie inspired. Free machine and hand stitched.|
|I made and received dozens of postcards. 'My Happy Place' pictured above.|
|I learned some formal embroidery. I made tutorials. I joined a guild.|
|I made my first wearable art and entered it into a Quilt Show.|
|Winter Comes at Night, 2011 (sold)|
As for 2012, my calendar is booked FULL for the first six or twelve months. : ) Seriously. Year of the Dragon? No kidding.
|Winter Dress - embroidery work in progress.|
I am so grateful - for all the support I've received from friends, guild members, mentors, and bloggers across the country. I'm grateful for the internet. I never thought I'd say that, but the exposure online has opened so many doors for me. Still, when it comes right down to it, I thank the local 'prairie lovers' for connecting with and appreciating my work. It's pretty incredible to sell half of a show via facebook before the art even makes it onto the gallery walls. It's been a lot of hard work, but so worth it. Someone told me if you love the prairies, it will love you back. (awe!) It must be true.
Hands down, the best moment was when I discovered a collection of used dryer sheets that my husband has been collecting for me in the laundry room. He commented on the sky in one of my pieces a long time ago. I told him that dryer sheets make the best clouds. I had no idea he was collecting a stash for me. That's some sweet support for the in-house fibre artist, isn't it!?
|cheese cloth makes great clouds too... Poles Along Highway 7 (in progress)|
Happy 2012 everyone! I hope you leave 2011 with no regrets.