Sunday, October 10, 2010
This is one of the fabric collage pieces that will appear in an upcoming November juried art show. In this piece I've used RibbonSmyth vintage fusible images, bits of our hand-dyed rayon vintage tape, vintage Mennonite lace doilies and lace from a RibbonSmyth lace grab bag.
Doesn't this look like a bowl of "Creative Fun"? Since it is Fall, I dyed a few thousand yards of rayon tape and rococo lace yesterday in coordinated colorways. The dye lots are kept small and when a color selection is sold out, the dye lot is not repeated.
The castle came complete with three very sweet miniature ponies.
One was carrying a foal. While we were there, they were very well-fed and consumed large quantities of carrots, apples, blueberries and strawberries.
This is the dining room in the castle. It originally was used as the horse stable. The windows are narrow slits. Made large enough to position an arrow through the slit or for pouring boiling oil onto intruders.
The web is in a window at the top of the room in the Great Room. I took the photo while standing in the Minstrel Bay, on the opposite wall.
Doesn't this make you want to curl up with a good book? This is a window seat in our bedroom in the castle. Each floor had one bedroom. The castle was known as a round tower. Above this bedroom was the great room and above that room was the dungeon.
Known as Castle Fegus by the locals, this 600 year-old Castle in County Clare, Ireland was our home for six lucky travelers, for a week in September. Renamed Ballyhannon Castle when renovated 30 years ago by a family in the oil business in Houston, Texas.