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...]

Suffolk Lace, Lace convention at Ithaca New York

Beautiful gorge in Ithaca area

I attend the Ithaca Lace Days yearly, and this year I only attended for one day instead of three because Rick, my husband had a 43rd year high school reunion in Rochester New York.   Though I had debated if I should go or not because of the time it takes to drive to Ithaca … [Read more...]

Judith Baker Montano Workshop

Landscape building at Judith Montano Workshop

Our North Suburban Needlearts Guild had Judith Montano teach a two day workshop on landscapes at the beginning of October.   I was the guild hostess, so got quite busy with some of the logistics to make things run smoothly.  Some interesting new techniques were taught … [Read more...]