Saturday, August 20, 2011

Beach Retreat

Recently we all spent a couple of days at Connie’s new beach house.  Connie (and Mike) are always great host/hostess so a good time was had by all.  As housewarming gifts, we each made a placemat with a “beach” theme.  It was fun to watch her grandchildren critiquing them and picking a favorite.


Linda Minton


Placemat-Liz - web

Liz Broussard


Placemat-Mary Ann-web

Mary Ann Littlejohn


Placemat-Nancy's - web

Nancy Dickey



Susan King

Friday, August 12, 2011

Round Birthday "Postcards"

Each year FiberVoices members exchange fabric postcards for our birthdays. Last year Connie distributed a round version (non-postal) with grommets on the top and bottom that allow each one received to be attached to the next one and be hung on the wall. So this year I thought I would do the same. I wanted to try the technique of layering fabrics, sewing a line drawing through all the layers, and then cutting away the top layers to reveal the colors underneath. Then I added some hand embroidery for details. I drew different motifs so each of the six of us would have an individual design.