December 4, 2010

I'm So Lucky

I'm so lucky to be surrounded by supportive people. My family is always there for me, no matter what. My like-minded fiber friends feed my soul in a way that nobody else can. The Internet has allowed me to meet many wonderful artists that are willing to share their lives, work, ideas and techniques. It truly has become a very small world.
My friend, Linda, surprised me with a large bag at our last Fibervision meeting. Inside was a lot of hand-dyed fabric (over 5 yards) that she dyed herself. Beautiful, saturated colors, very moody and mysterious,
and a gallon Ziploc bag full of thread balls. OMG . . .what an impressive collection of thread balls.
My jaw dropped, I couldn't believe my good fortune. Only someone that knows me very well
would know that this messy pile would be a cherished gift!
I've been saving these ends from washed fabric for years and bet I have one of the largest collections in southern CA. I think I've posted photos of things I've made in the past. Here's one piece that uses a number of these knotted beauties.
I really love this piece, but don't own it any longer. I really should make more, it was a lot of fun to work on.
Here's another gift I received in the mail. I admired the rusted fabric Elizabeth was making and she was kind enough to sent me a beautiful piece.
A huge thank you to Linda and Elizabeth for their gifts and many thanks to all of you out there for all your support and comments. Keep them coming!


imquilternity said...

Yes, you are lucky! Gorgeous, gorgeous fabrics and wonderful thread balls. I have a good collection of thread balls too, but I'm sure not as large as yours.

Sandy said...

Lucky you. I like bits and pieces of odd things too.