Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mary Lachman Design Half-Finger Gloves and Flanders Nature Center

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. I was luck enough to be cooking for family and friends. I brined the turkey, something I don't always do, but this year the outside temperature was slightly above freezing so I put the turkey outside in a gallon of water in which I had dissolved 1 cup of kosher salt and 1/4 cup of brown sugar.

Then I decided not to baste the turkey every 20 minutes (what I do if I don't brine) and I was so pleased that the cooked turkey was tender, moist and delicious. Note to self: remember what you did this time!

My creative fiber endeavors were postponed until Friday evening but I was able to finish my commission for the half-finger gloves this morning.  The client wanted purple wool with a little green accent. I started them three times and finally liked the subtle green placement at the wrist. They are not blocked yet, but here is a photo. The pattern is mine.

Half Finger Gloves - Mary Lachman Design
Remember to stop by the Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust,  5 Church Hill Road, Woodbury, CT.   The Artisan Marketplace is open 11-4 every Saturday and Sunday through December 21st.
There is fiber art, Nature Center honey, maple syrup, doll clothes, bat houses, and more. And yes they fingerless gloves! A portion of all sales benefits the Nature Center, open space, and programming.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fabric Collage - Spiral in Progress

I am working on a spiral using the fabric collage technique of Susan Carlson's.

Here are a few photos of the work in progress.