Saturday, February 4, 2012

Felted love for your Valentine

Here is a sampling of some My Felted Valentine Bowls. Some have already sold and some are still listed in my Etsy store.  There is still time to order custom bowls for your sweetie. Drop me a message if you are interested and I will get straight to work on it.


Monday, January 16, 2012

In the Gallery

The Commons Gallery Janaury 2012

In the Bridge Gallery


In the Commons Gallery

January 6 thru 29

Gallery Hours
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturdays
12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Sundays
or by appointment

Bridge Gallery Artists:
Dave Armstrong, Betty Atherton, Cole Bennett, Deena Bennett, Carl Brandenburg, Deb Brewster, Karin Carr, Sonja Carr, Michael Cellan, Laura McCracken, Susan Risinger, Kim Sayers-Newlin, Karen Simkiss, Gary Weston

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Friday, December 9, 2011

My Show is Coming!

It is hard to believe that January is hurtling toward us and with it my first art showing in over 10 years.  Michael at The Bridge Gallery has kindly offered the Commons Gallery for me to show my fiber art! This will be along the lines of what you are used to from my work but with some new twists.


Felted Nature by Gretchen Foster

The Commons Gallery 

(located inside The Bridge Gallery)
  218 West Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903

January 6, 2012      6-8 P.M.     

Abby of Love Roots Photography took the amazing photos for me and blogged about it. Please check out her site if you have a moment. She is a fabulously gifted photographer and has a knack for capturing the spirit of people and places.

Thanks so much and hope to see you there!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Preoccupied By All Things Green and Growning

Yep. Once again it has happened. Spring rolls around and my mind becomes consumed with thoughts of flats of annuals, potting soil, and perennial beds. Of course on my free time (ha!) I am doing everything in my power to insure the success of my veggie garden which means watering A LOT! It has been 2 weeks since we were blessed with rain here in Colorado Springs. Fires are burning near Trinidad and La Junta and when the wind gets to blowing from the south we all suffer. Sunrises and sunsets are tinged with orange and red and the stressed out trees are producing copious amounts of pollen which combined with the dust coats everything. Difficult working conditions for a gal with seasonal allergies, but what can I do? Can't stand being inside for too long even with all this adversity!
Our backyard farm is coming along nicely. Barb passed 2 raised beds my way and my crops of lettuces and spinach I have growing in them are abundant and and downright perfect.

My carrots and beets that I seeded weeks ago failed to sprout much and I went ahead and re-seeded them yesterday; I think this was due to the wild temperature fluctuations we were having for a couple of weeks and a possible missed watering. My first planting of potatoes is lush and green and I have done my first hilling . Last week I planted my patch of hot and sweet peppers, 5 varieties of tomatoes (which I was worried had lost to the wind but appear to be bouncing back wonderfully), squash, zucchini, kale and onions. Yesterday I planted the second batch of potatoes I acquired (Thanks Cheryl!), pole beans, purple and french filet bush beans and pumpkins in our front yard pumpkin patch. Today I went over to Good Earth Garden Center and bought our hops Humulus Lupulus. They are
planted and I am thrilled to have that step done!

I prefer to direct-seed much of my garden but I will admit that I prefer to buy my tomato plants at Good Earth as well since growing tomatoes is one of their specialties. They have a plethora of varieties to choose from and I decided on 6 that are heirlooms in a variety of sizes, colors and textures.

What have you planted that you are excited about this year?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Custom Tray

I have really been enjoying my custom projects of late and wanted to quickly share one with you. This lovely tray is hand-knit from 100% wool yarn then machine felted shaped over a form and air-dried. It measures 7" across and 1"deep and is a lovely addition to a dresser for those everyday pieces of jewelry you wear. I was contacted by the recipient of this bowl and we worked together to get her the colors she wanted. You too could own a just for me item from Gretchen's Creations.

I also listed these cute nesting bowls in my Etsy store. They are crocheted from the same yarn.

And last but not least these Springy Pale Blue Armwarmers are perfect for the chill of a Spring evening or when you are stuck working at the computer:

Thanks for looking and Happy Spring!