Lill Street Stone Setting Class with Susan Franker

Bezel set pendant

Tonight I just ended a wonderful class at Lill Street (Chicago area), in metal smithing.  I finally got a bezel setting done that I've worked on for most of the 10 week session.  Here it is.  I can't wait to wear it, but it's in the display at Lill Street right now.  For … [Read more...]

Women’s Journeys in Fiber

My shoes at the Botanic Garden Fine Art of Fiber Show, November 2012

Last week we opened our first exhibit of shoes for Women's Journeys in Fiber.  Women from the three guilds that put together the Fine Art of Fiber, the North Suburban Needlearts Guild, the Weavers of the North Shore, and the Illinois Quilters Inc., have been getting … [Read more...]

Fine Art of Fiber

Clarissa, NSNG's raffle doll

This year's Fine Art of Fiber was yet another success.  There were quilts, felted lamps, embroidered textiles, accessories, woven pieces, and much, much more.  I had things for sale in the boutique, and took charge of the raffle for the North Suburban Needlearts Guild. … [Read more...]

Uncommon Threads Fashion Show and Lunch

Silent Auction Masks

This is the premier fashion event for beautiful, handmade garments and accessories.  Project Runway, move over, because the Chicago area has some very talented people.  This is my second year to go to this event, and it has been a delight.  There is a runway show, lunch, … [Read more...]

Is this the last of the summer harvest?

Last of the summer vegetables from the garden.

It's a beautiful day here in Highland Park Il. today, and as a special treat for myself, I went out and picked some peppers and tomatoes from the garden.  They are ripening extremely slowly, so I have been leaving them in for just a few more days.  I still have more green … [Read more...]