Monday, December 20, 2010



Well, it's been months since I last posted. The garden and fall shows kept me busy. But now I can settle in and begin working on some new directions for the new year. Here are some examples of newer work.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Central PA Festival of the Arts


I'm heading off to State College, Pa. Hope it's cooler there than here! It's always a fun show and I get to visit with a bunch of my artist friends.
Visit me in Booth B-6!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

spring color!

Layers of color are provided in my garden by ajuga, heather and coral bells.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

off to atlanta!

I'm heading off to warmer weather and the ACC Craft show in Atlanta. www.craftcouncil.org/atlanta
A favorite customer there really likes fish, so I did a piece with him in mind.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

come visit me

...at the ACC Craft Show at the Baltimore Convention Center. I'm in booth 835. The show runs Thursday through Sunday and will hopefully be a snow-less event. For details, go to http://www.craftcouncil.org/baltimore

Thursday, February 18, 2010

and now for something completely different....

Here's some of my very newest work: a series of fabric "tiles".
I'm excited about this new direction.

still snowy

Although I have vegetable seeds started in the basement, spring still feels pretty far off. The snow is receding very slowly.

Monday, February 8, 2010

coneflowers

With more now predicted for tomorrow, spring doesn't seem to be coming any time soon. So I create my own! Here are coneflowers, based on some I saw last year while at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College.

more snow!

The weekend's big snowstorm. These photos were taken as the snow was just starting to fall.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

sunflowers

With a big snowstorm possibly on its way, I needed a reminder of summer! This bright and sunny piece is based on a photograph my daughter shot while we were in Tuscany a couple of years ago. It is needle-felted silk and wool. I'll have it in my booth at the ACC show later this month.

my books

I recently published a book of my fiber artwork. It contains 40 pages with images of my work as well as descriptions and photos of my techniques. The book is available for sale at craft shows or by emailing me.


I also just published a book of Garden Portraits, which features paintings in fiber along with photographs of the gardens that inspired them. A number of pieces were commissioned by clients with fabulous gardens.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

kitchen table mosaic

I spent much of December and January cutting and nipping tiles for our new kitchen table. A splash of color for the kitchen!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

waterlilies

This piece combines several of the techniques I love to use: bobbin embroidery and needle-felting. While waterlilies have often been subjects of my work, this vertical format is unusual for me.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

betty's garden

This is my first blog posting. It is a stitched painting of my friend and fellow Master Gardener's garden. I'll be showing this piece in February at the ACC craft show.