Saturday, November 30, 2019
Last week on Art With a Needle
Last week started in frustration (trying to get going on my annual ornaments), took a break for a big Thanksgiving feast, then ended in a LOT of sewing.
Every December we have a group show at the gallery, in which every member of the co-op has work on display, and we try to include things toward the inexpensive end of the scale to be more appealing for gift purchases. I am mostly showing old work, because my artmaking is focused on a solo show that will open in mid-June -- not all that far off. But I thought I would make a couple of new postage stamp pieces because they have sold well in the past. So here they are, sewed together, awaiting their hanging rods.
Carol wrote: "What I hate is when I think I am not going to use a tool anymore and gift it to someone. Then a blog friend piques my interest again and I have to decide if I want to buy another one." Amen, Carol -- and I wish I remembered who has my embellisher machine (aka needle-felter), which I did not give away but loaned, maybe three years ago? and it has never come home...
Finally, Boomer Rose wanted to see exactly what I'm making for the ornament because she might be able to make some before Christmas. I don't want to post photos of the ornaments until Christmas Day, because many of the recipients are readers of the blog and I don't want to spoil the surprise. But Rose, if you send me your email, I'll send you pictures and helpful hints. Same goes for anybody else who might be inspired to make some little goodies for your tree.
And there's still time (until Monday) to leave a comment and maybe you can be the lucky reader to get an ornament all your own!
Here's my favorite miniature of the week: