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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
On Saturday, I was at Beekman 1802 Mercantile in Sharon Springs. I make several products for The Beekman Boys. On this particular day, I was discussing and sharing Little Black Mask. This is a facial mask that tightens pores and makes skin super soft. People were trying it out on the back of their hands. They were pleasantly surprised at how well it worked.
I also make seasonal room sprays and First Base Lip Balm. All the products I make have no synthetic ingredients! Never will you find parabens or fragrance oils. To purchase these products, go to Beekman 1802
I'm teaching a series of herbal classes for Catskill Regional Harvest in Delhi, NY. Please join me for fun and education!
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
I just finished embroidering (by hand) the center of my latest crazy quilt. It was done with a single strand of silk floss (various manufacturers) and a #10 sharp needle. I used a fine line sharpy pen to trace the design onto the silk dupioni fabric. Then, I backed the fabric with interfacing to provide support, as I do not use a hoop when I embroider. I used a single strand of Bijoux metallic to outline the letters in CRAZY QUILT.
Here is a close up of the "C" with a penny next to it for scale. It was difficult to photograph, as the light bounces off of the silk fabric and silk embroidery threads. The color of the fabric is a periwinkle blue.
A photo showing the fine needle with a strand of silk floss.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
My crazy quilt, "Therapy" earned a red ribbon at the Vermont Quilt Festival over the weekend. At VQF, quilts do not compete against each other; they compete against a set of criteria. A red ribbon means I scored 92-94 points.
There was also a really nice antique crazy quilt on display. I enjoyed the various fan motifs and blocks, as well as the cauldron motif.