Friday, August 19, 2016

Looking forward to cold weather.

 Another week has gone by.
Time flies so fast.
I am really getting tired of hot weather.
Looking forward to the fall and winter.
I get so much done in the studio in the winter.
 This is a flower quilt I made for my daughter.
I had fun with the flowers,
Combining pattern and color.
I am planning  one with fish swimming
in water. I will probably have to make 4 or more of
them for grandsons. They all like to fish.
I was supposed to be at a retreat this week end.
Got exposed to a nasty virus.
So far only fever and sore throat.
Good thing I stayed home instead of exposing
30 other people.
BUT I really wanted to go.

Friday, August 12, 2016


 Took a ride around the pond this afternoon before
going in the house. The green heron was sitting on the
wood duck box.  Next weekend I go on retreat with
Judy Tucker. We plan to have a great time,
30 quilt maniacs.  All on the same page.
 Finally my view of Lake Michigan.
I love the water and hope it cools off soon
so I can enjoy it again.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Frog Time

 The frogs are big this year.
Winter was so mild I think they wintered over.
SO they had a head start.
 In a couple of weeks the pond will go away.
we are doing  a pond less water feature.
The pond was too hard to clean up each spring.
I dyed some darks yesterday.
Now spending time doing the wash out.
They turned out nice and dark.
Got a new project in mind.
I love dirt roads into the woods.
My favorite thing when I was little.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


 I saw this quilt on the internet and fell in love.
I love beets
Especially pickled beets.
Just never though of making a beet quilt.

Monday, August 1, 2016


My friend Mary Ann Pals took this photo of a dove on her deck.
I love the colors  and the birdsong of this bird.
We had a quiet week end at home.
The best kind.
Except I drank a Pepsi.
After no caffeine for a few months.
I was awake all night.
It should be an interesting day.
I think you will find me by noon curled up like the dove.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

A River Runs Through.

 This quilt  will be at two shows this year.
In Chesterton I will show all 5 panels.
Fall is my go to theme.
As you can see I love water, birds and trees.
 We have a little green heron in our big pond every year.
 Of course there are always herons.
They love to fish in the pond.
I think this is the best tree I have done.
Perfect oak tree.
Have a great week end.
We went to a gospel concert last night.
The Jim Brady Trio.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

art quilts

 Rocky Shores
My memory of Minnesota
 Dragonfly Sunflower
I love using my jewelry on my quilts

Yellow finch.
I am too quick to give away my favorites,
Forgot where it is too.