Saturday, October 15, 2016

Needle Felted Wearable Art Pins

Here's a sample of my latest needle felted and beaded wearable art. These and more, will be available at the Craft Council Christmas Craft Fair next month.

Friday, October 14, 2016


No, we aren't having winter weather, yet!! However, I am making new shimmer ornaments for the Christmas Craft Fair next month. These icicles will be sold in sets of three and are stitched in white and silver thread. I have new packaging ordered to fit these longer ornaments. These will sparkle on a Christmas tree or hung in a window.

Have a look at a few 'Icicle' related projects:

Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada

Happy Thanksgiving to my family and friends, near and far. We just got home last Tuesday afternoon after 4 1/2 months, so needless to say, it has been a very busy week.

I'm getting ready for the Craft Council Christmas Craft Fair in early November and the Anna Templeton Center Christmas Tea and Sale in December.

New Shimmer Ornaments and Needle Felted Wearable Art Pins are in progress. Photos will be posted soon.

Happy {Canadian} Thanksgiving: Pear Compote {paleo} | The Little Honey ...

Friday, September 30, 2016


Well, I finally got Instagram working on my phone, thanks to artist daughter, Jill! She clued me in to using hashtags and generally how to navigate around the site.

I'm just getting started with posting and hope to do so several times a week. You can find me at jcfibreart

Signs of early fall, taken last week on a walk

Thursday, September 29, 2016

UFO Finished

Last year I purchased a Halloween panel from Fiber Lily, a local quilt shop in St. John's. I had big plans to quilt it and have it ready for last Halloween. Well, so much for good intentions! However, Gale, my granddaughter, helped me finish it this summer and was very happy to receive it today.

There is a black binding but it's difficult to see in this photo.

 Here's a few Halloween projects to consider:

Monday, September 26, 2016

Mahone Bay Quilters Show off Their Work

This is the 25th Anniversary Quilt Show of the Mahone Bay Quilt Guild in Nova Scotia. I attended the show on Friday. Yes, photos were permitted! It was difficult to get proper photos due to lack of space. Here's a few of the 100 displayed.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

First Day of Autumn

It was another stellar day with temperatures reaching 26C. What a way to welcome Autumn. I took this photo a few days ago behind the motor home. Don't you just love the colours in these leaves!

The bright colours remind me of some batiks I have in my stash at home.
These colours are also found in some textile pieces of Textile Artist, Fiona Robertson.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Last Day of Summer!

It was 27C and sunny here in Nova Scotia today. I spent the afternoon in Mahone Bay where the town is getting ready for its 20th Scarecrow Festival. Have a look at a few photos of many that I took. I think the former kindergarten teacher in me is evident in a few of these. There are also lots of pirates, fishermen, and traditional type scarecrows to see. If you are in the area, drop by.

I'm also attending the Mahone Bay Quilters, Piecemakers by the Sea, Quilt Show on Friday.

Snow White

Just love the fish net stockings!


Hansel & Gretel

Look at the facial expression on this lady!

Mary had a little lamb (more than one here)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Oil Rig Quilt: 2200 Mile Road Trip!

My sister, Joan, showed this quilt to me here in Nova Scotia but she didn't send photos until yesterday. Here's what she said about it:

"I found this offshore oil rig quilt top for $3 at Habitat for Humanity in TN. I added cotton batting, a vintage sheet backing, and Hancock closeout (so sad) binding. I quilted organic wavy lines, top to bottom, and took it on a 2200 mile road trip to Topsail Beach, Newfoundland, Canada! 
Pongo is enjoying the beach-combing findings."

Beautiful job, Joan!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fibre Art Pendants

Here is another batch of Fibre Art Pendants ready for market. The colours are a bit off. I tried to fix them but . . .  The background is suppose to be the same colour in each photo but the sunlight was causing some difficulty. At home, I have a large reflector which works to help correct this.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

More of Joan's Quilts

These are the last of the quilts made by my sister, Joan. She does find some interesting places to photograph her quilts. Joan lives in Tennessee.

Showing the back of Baby Bowtie

Baby Bowtie

Cats Trippin' Around the World with vintage sheet backing

The vintage sheet was acquired at a yard sale.

Retro Plaid pattern by Suzy Quilts

Monday, September 5, 2016

Quilts with Puppys

Sometimes when I look at all the quilts my sister, Joan, produces, I wish I were doing the same thing. Then I think of the actual procedures for making them and I remember why I'm not making them. I prefer doing the smaller works of art that I design and create. The production work can get a bit tedious at times but very rewarding, especially when I receive little notes of 'thank you' from all over the world.

Well, here's more from Joan. You'll have to wait a bit on 'stuff' from my hands!

Joan does manage to find interesting backgrounds for photographing her quilts! 

Happy Labor Day!!

Pups and Plaid

Showing part of the back of Pups and Plaid

Sunshiny Pups

Back of Sunshiny Pups