Saturday, December 06, 2008

Lois' Challenge 2008

A few months ago, Lois handed out sample packs of coordinating decorator fabrics with the challenge to make something/anything out of it. The deadline for this challenge will be extended through the January 2009 Mtg. Read on for inspiration ...

A few people brought their creations to the December 4 get-together :

Lois and the bag that started the challenge.

Lois' spiral wall hanging (not a placemat, as someone wrongly interpretted it).

Sandy's fabric bowl. (Also notice her fantastic jacket!)

Karen's Portfolio.

Karen's Portfolio, inside.

White Elephant Gift Exchange at 2008 Christmas Party

On December 4, we had our annual Christmas Party at a restaraunt in the Fox Valley. This party is always one where we go home with stitches in our sides, and faces hrting from laughing so much!

Here's what the rest of you missed for our White Elephant Gift Exchange :

Katy (the most photogenic of us all!) with the video-tape box of nuts given by Sandy. This made a great rattle when we were shaking packages, deciding which one we want to open.

This, however, is the prize-winning White Elephant for the evening. This electronic room alarm kit given by Lynda, chosen by Karen. It was wrapped in a lovely gold lame fabric.

We missed the old exercise equipment from last year, however. Theresa, we hope you still have it for next year!

Fiber in Form Online Classes

Lynda Monk (aka Purple Missus) and Carol McFee (Textile Tales) create the most wonderful textured surfaces. And now they are offering an online class through Fibre-in-Form on how they do what they do ... Michele was in the first session of the first offering, and is slowly working through the lessons. See Michele's class samples here, here, and here :

Ink and Bleach sample

I just learned that they will be offering this class again in January 2009, publishing a book in April (Hurray!), and more classes are in the works. I can't wait!