Sunday, June 17, 2012

update + mail x 2

"Into the Deep" is coming along nicely! The binder clips are helping to control the unruly canvas, so I'm getting a lot less fraying on the edges.  I seem to have veered off somewhere and the bottom edge is definitely not square.  I'm not going to worry about that, but will just be happy with whatever serendipity brings!!!

BTW, my friend Kaite in Australia has taken up the needle challenge and is now knitting squares with yarn bits. Hers will be made into squares and then eventually into a blanket. Isn't that a cool idea? I love projects that use up leftovers of any type!!!! Do you have any ideas?

A couple of close-ups!!! I think that I'll collage some of these together when I get enough and then print them off on either paper or fabric (or both). Wouldn't that be cool?

Remember my "Four Fabric Flower" swap on the Cloth Paper Studio, Yahoo group?  I just received these lovelies in return from (clockwise) Meri, Janene, Rachel (x 2 as she was the hostess and went overboard once she got going) and Barbara.  Thanks ladies!!  I'm not sure what I'll be doing with them, but rest assured they will show up somewhere in my work.  I'm playing with the idea of a fabric book and I think that Meri's lovely raw canvas beauty is a strong possibility for gracing the front of the book.  It won't be soon, but we'll see.............

Unexpected mail from Kaite in Australia.  Well she actually told me that she was sending something, but I didn't know that the little wooden birdhouse would be included.  Roadside pickings (from her walks) for my bead journals, a knitted flower to yarn bomb my balcony railing and a surprise package that I'm not allowed to open until July 23rd (I wonder why??).  Oh yes, missing from the photo are cards & brochures, plus a couple of numbers for future bead journals.  Of course, I couldn't let you see those yet, could I??  BTW, the wooden spools were from a recent yard sale purchase.  I thought it was a nice way to show off the little house.  Now I wonder what type of birds would live in a collaged house of stamps?


kaiteM said...

Love the flowers, esp the canvas one but looking at it i think it could be nice to just touch the edges of the petals with a little dye so that it bleeds in a teeny bit.

Is that all i sent you? Oh well, you'll just have to wait until you're allowed to open the wrapped one. BTW that wool holding it closed is from my glove knitting wool.

Your stitched piece is coming along nicely, like a colourful meditation.

Judy Ferguson said...

Beautiful color and texture are the results for your efforts. I make an interesting cloth using recycled fabric strips and yarns, sandwiched between water soluble stabilizer. I free motion quilt on top and wash away stabilizer.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Kaite, "colourful meditation" - I like the phrase and may use it at some time in the future. It is quite meditative to work on, so I'm really enjoying the simplicity of the process. Yup! That's all you sent, except for a couple of postcards, the numbers and two brochures. My mailbox is always open if you want to send more!!! LOL!

Judy, Thanks! I do the same thing with the watersoluble stabilizer and use it for either scarves or backgrounds. What do you use yours for?

Chris said...

Hi Anne-Marie, greetings from Northern Ontario. just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Such pretties came in your mailbox! As for that Kaite - isn't she mean for making you wait a whole month to find out what's in the rest of the package?!

Lynn said...

my mom made me some fabric flowers - I glued a magnet to the back and they are now on my refrigerator.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Chris, thanks and I sent you a separate email either yesterday or Friday.

MA, they are pretty, aren't they!!! As for Kaite, I'm used to her so not surprised that she'd make me wait. Of course, turnabout is fair play, so I'll have my chance a little later.

Lynn, thanks for the idea!