Thursday, April 19, 2018

Shimmer Shipment!

Yesterday, I send a pile of Shimmers to Devon House Gift Shop, St. John's, Newfoundland. This is the home of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador. I've been a member for a long time. If you visit St. John's, make this place a destination spot.


I also had a woodland visitor on the back deck this morning. Luckily, my phone was on the table so I didn't have to move to get a photo. If this blue jay saw any significant movement, it would have taken off in a flash. Look at the beautiful blue feathers!


Saturday, April 14, 2018

New Fibre Art Pendants

These Fibre Art Pendants were just finished. They are part of an order going to the Newfoundland Weavery, St. John's.
The base of the pendants are felted, surface stitched with glitzy thread and hand embroidered. 



You can also see my art and other 'stuff' on my Instagram page @jcfibreart. Have a look!!
Enjoy!
 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Road Trip to White Point Beach Resort

Yesterday, my daughter, Jill and I took a road trip to White Point Beach Resort. It's about a 40 minute drive from Bridgewater. The 5th Annual Quilt Atlantic was held there this weekend.  A pop-up shop, opened to the public, happened on Saturday, so of course, I had to check it out. I knew that Quilt Source was going to be there as I frequently order from them. The following shops were there for the day: Lynn 's Quilting Studio, A Needle Pulling Thread, Quilts By The Bay, Quilt Source Canada, River House Rug Hooking and Kelly Burgess Art

Kelly Burgess Art 






Jill talking to Michelle Griffin, Quilt Source Rep.





While at the resort, we dropped into the Gift Shop to look around. Jill and I were each wearing one of my Fibre Art Pendants. I was warm so had my coat off. The manager of the shop saw my pendant. To make a long story short: my pendants and shimmers will be in the gift shop by Mother's Day Weekend! We did have a sample package of Shimmers and Pendants in the car.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Shimmer Ornaments at the the Kitchen Witch

Lots of Shimmers are now for sale at the Kitchen Witch, Bridgewater. When I saw the sign on the store a couple of years ago, I thought it was a place to purchase everything for the kitchen. However, that's not the case. They have gift items for everyone! This includes: a selection of leather purses and wallets, pottery, lots of different jewellery from artisans across the country, wall art, fancy umbrellas hung around the ceiling, framed prints, stained glass, clocks, tartan shawls, knitted children's sweaters, a year round Christmas display as well as much more.

I was impressed with the store and also pleased that the owner, Ann Jabalee, loved my Shimmers. I dropped down today with the rest of her order. Ann was in the process of hanging them on one of her trees in the window.

Shimmer display just started

View from one corner







My blue car outside


 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Get The Scoop

Today, my daughter, Jill, and I took a trek to Mahone Bay. Twelve of Jill's curated pieces are gracing the walls of Get The Scoop. This Ice cream shop has the best homemade ice cream in town and Jill's art work certainly livens up the place! There will be FREE ICE CREAM for everyone who buys a piece of her art. How sweet is that!

 




NEW to the shop is their Sweet Boutique - kitchen & cottage ware. They are also carrying the delectable Peace by Chocolate chocolates. AND of course, these delicious flavors of ice cream. The flavors change daily.
 
 

 Enjoy!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Snow Happens # 2

Over the winter, I have been working on my 2nd Snow Happens hand embroidery piece. I gave the first one to my sister for Christmas. Last evening, I decided to stitch the sign in a variegated red floss. I'm considering using some silver threads eventually. At the moment, it's going to sit on a shelf until my studio is up and running.

 Here's the first one that Joan now has:

A few links to check:
Enjoy!!
   

Sunday, March 25, 2018

From 2008: In All Its Glory

Easter has silently crept upon me! Yesterday, I realized that it's next weekend. Where does the time fly. I wonder how many of you have all your Easter Projects finished and in use? Me, I don't have anything to put out at the moment. With no studio yet and most things still in boxes, I'm managing to keeping up with production orders and not much else. I am chief gopher for studio renovations which is important.

I posted this textile seascape, In All Its Glory, on Instagram and FaceBook today:


Now check out a few links:
Enjoy!!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Flash Back to 2014

I started creating these Fibre Art Pendants in 2014. They have been a popular item at the fairs I've attended and the shops in Newfoundland that carry them. Each one is a miniature one-of-a-kind piece of art.

Last October, during the Espanola Fibre Art Festival, Northern Ontario, I taught two classes on making these pendants, at. It was a great experience!








Thursday, March 22, 2018

Elaine Quehl and Patchwork Sitges 2018

Today's post is actually from a Face Book post written by Elaine Quehl, Canadian quilt artist, teacher, dyer and designer. Elaine was recently in Spain, attending the Sitges Patchwork Festival, where she taught a couple of classes and had a collection of her work on display.

Elaine wrote: Patchwork Sitges 2018 photos are up on a Flickr site. You can see images of the entire Festival here. My work is on page 5 and 8, and my workshops are on page 7 and 8.

You can view over  900 photos HERE.

Elaine has also posted photos of the installation of her work at the festival, and much more so please visit her blog. I took a class from Elaine a few years ago in St. John's, NL. It was a very enjoyable class to take. If you get a chance to take a class from Elaine and to see her work in person, do so!

I hope you enjoy all 910 of the photos.


Permission given to use photo