Sunday, March 6, 2011

Nesting Season

A  Live web cam I have been following with my class

We have been watching a Phoebe Allens hummingbird in San Diego, CA. She has two eggs.  In the year I have been watching her,  she has raised two small clutches and is now working on her third.  My students and I never get tired of her beauty. Here is the link:

This amazing fiber art kelp forest was made by my friend Adamine from my embroidery group. Click on the picture for a larger image.
The fabric was hand dyed to create a sense of depth. Adamine embroidered the fish and knitted and felted the octopus.             

     Here is a close-up of the bottom. Adamine says that it is still not 100% finished. Don't we all "fool" with our work for a while at the finishing stages?

 I received two wonderful things in the mail this week! The first was my round robin quilt block from Judy in West Seneca, NY. My job is to embroider a quarter of it and mail on to Linda in Tucumcari, NM. I can't wait to get started!
I'll photograph and post my work on it before I send it on.

 The second joy brought by the mail was a bag of beautiful silk fabrics I purchased  from Fabricana, in India. 
Oh my!!! The colors are amazing and the price was excellent!
 The link for the seller is
Finally, if you are feeling hungry,

my first grade class worked on writing  free form poems last week.  The topic was one of their favorite foods, pizza!  Just looking at this bulletin  board makes me hungry!


  1. Gorgeous fiber art piece, love the fabrics too!

  2. wow! you did a great job with adamine's underwater work!! the piece is just so incredible...LOVE it!!!!

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