November 15, 2008

Giveaway Winners

I asked my husband, Mike, to choose two numbers between 1 and 38 and he chose number 2 and 17. Congratulations Fulvia and Lisa S. Please email your address to me and I'll get your prize package in the mail.
A bit of good news: Many of the evacuation orders have been lifted, so a lot of people can return home. The bad news: A really good friend lost her beautiful house and everything in it while she was on vacation.
I'm working on a couple of projects that can't be shown yet. One is a Revision Challenge for my Fibervision group and the second project is a collaboration on a Wedding Tallis. I will applique some white on white silk doves. It's going to be gorgeous.
I'll post some photos tomorrow!

November 14, 2008

Another Fire!

Who would have ever guessed that we would have 3 major fires in Santa Barbara county within a 15 month period. The first was the Zaca fire, then the Gap Fire, now it the Tea fire. Unbelievable . . . yet it's true. And this one is by far the worse of all. It's in a heavily populated area in Montecito and Santa Barbara. Multi-million dollar mansions are burning to the ground. The unofficial count for the first 24 hours is 150 homes lost, and the fire is 0% contained.
I helped my boss evacuate last night and talked to several friends that also had to evacuate. It sounds like one may have lost her home, but we can't be sure yet. And of course, the air quality is horrible again. I wore my mask today and I can honestly say that I am over my mask phobia.
Tomorrow, I will draw 2 winners for the 100 item Giveaway. If you haven't left a comment yet, you still have time. Make sure to leave a comment here.

November 8, 2008


I've been waiting patiently for the 100th country to visit my blog. Well, it finally happened on election day! It was quite the historic day for the USA and my blog. Now it's time to celebrate this memorable occasion with (2) Giveaway Prizes of 100 items from my stash.

There's a variety of buttons, paperclips, beads, shells, wrapped sticks, hand carved stamps, a bead tray, several types of cording, dyed, painted, screenprinted and discharged fabric . Two lucky people will receive a package similar to the one above.

All you have to do to WIN is leave a note. I'll randomly select two names on November 15th. Good Luck!

November 3, 2008

Painted Fabric

As promised, here are the results of my layered fabric painting. This sample shows two layers of stamped fabric and the plain fabric that picked up the excess paint.

This stack had one stamped fabric and two pieces of white fabric. It really picked up some really interesting textures. It would be interesting to use the same stamp on top of the painted background to see how different it would look.

And what is this? Perhaps a piece of beautiful granite. No, it's my new printing mat. I assembled it today using insulation board, carpet padding, vinyl and duct tape. It's 2 feet wide by 4 feet long, so now I'll have a great surface to print on and clean up will be a snap.

As I was getting ready for work this morning, my boss called to tell me our main highway was closed. I turned the radio on and heard that a gunman handcuffed himself to one of the highway overpasses. Traffic everywhere came to a standstill. The highway and surface streets become parking lots. So, I had a few unexpected hours to myself and decided to work on my printing mat. The SWAT team eventually took the man into custody and everyone went to work. What a way to start the week!