Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ending 2011 & beginning another year

I am ready for the new year to begin.
I begin a new series on skies.
Winter skies, Spring skies, Summer too.
Morning skies. Sunsets. Storms.
The list is endless.
2012 here I come.
Being in the studio for hours on end is my goal.
But first a day of quiet with my mate of 49 years.
Good by 2011.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Winter or Spring?

My daffodils are up 4 inches.
They think it is spring.
Next the Robins will be back.
Maybe we are going to skip winter this year,
I got the furnace room cleaned.
7  large black garbage bags of junk
boxes and etc.
Now I can go to the studio without feeling guilty.
Got my work done.

Studio time again

Time to go back in the studio.
Christmas is put away
Just have to clean the furnace room
and than I can create all winter.
That is if we ever have winter.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Softly falling snow.

 Overnight the snow started to fall quietly.
Finally looking like winter.
 It coats the branches and falls on the butterfly wings.
Marks the pathway around the garage.
Today I will finish taking down the Christmas decorations,
Than to the studio for some serious creating.
Finally 3 months to myself to vanish into the studio.
Making sky related art.
Making landscape quilts.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Best gifts ever.

My children know what I like.
Quilters see a different star at Christmas.
My DIL found the 8 fat quarter  star of batiks.
My Daughter brought me 8 yards of fabric.
I can see the water,trees, and sky in these fabrics.
They were too generous.
My granddaughter gave me a Raku vase,
Grandson Andrew brought 2 spicy candles
how did he know I do not like fruity or flower scents.
My sister brought new towels to the mix.
My friend Doris gave me 2 canvases.
Plus I received gift certificate to Hobby Lobby
in case I need more art supplies.
A lovely bird calender.
I am truly blessed.
The best part was food, fun and laughter
of 22 people together for Christmas.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

2011 Christmas Card

May your Holiday be a blessed one.
Merry Christmas to all
and a Happy New Year.
To all my friends out there
Have a great week-end.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Celebrating Christmas

 A little more of Holiday decor,
this is part of my Santa collection.
I love the color  green.
 Home is where the heart is.
Have a very Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas is for the birds.

 After looking at Frieda Anderson's Santa collection
on her blog Friestyle.
I thought I would share some of my bird (obsession)
I meant collection. I love birds.
At Christmas I decorate with birds.
 This is my Christmas tree it is only 3 ft tall.
The perfect size to put me in the Holiday spirit,
It is covered in cardinals.
 A day would not be complete without watching the birds
out my kitchen window which is decked out in more birds.
My husband made me a new bird feeder this winter.
Its really a small house for the birds.
Now all we need is some snow.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Blog Hop gift.

After a 3 hour marathon of baking 3 batches of cookies
2 pumpkin cheesecakes and a batch of Bouquet.
Bouquet is a Dutch puff pastry filled with almond.
I was beat, than the mail showed up and
brighten my day.
My gift from the Blog Hop.
 The colors look even better in real life.
I see tree trunks, water and a sunset.
Even the bows will be used in a art quilt.
Frieda Anderson of Friestyle was very generous.
Thank you Frieda.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Blog interrupted by Christmas

I don't know about you but I am busy.
Cleaning the house
Making food
Buying food
Going to rehab for a frozen shoulder.
Following up with the foot doc for
a fix on each foot.
Trying to do the above with bad feet
not able to use my right arm too well.
Sounds like usual for an person of age.
always something.
It will be good though.
Christmas is always good
Besides I have a son and grandson who
work in catering on week-ends
who will come early Sunday morning and
make magic in my kitchen.
I just need to purge the place of my junk.
Piece of cake.
After all I got 5 days to do it.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The winner is Pattilou picked Pattilou.
Please send me your snail mail.
Look for your package of goodness next week.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas cards

Mailing off the last of my Christmas cards
to some of my fellow artist.
It is fun to give something away.
Especially to someone not expecting it.
Saturday I will be picking the winner of the blog hop.
It is a sunny and cool day.
Love that sunshine in winter.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

More for the giveaway

I have some scraps left form this project,
and thought I would include some fabric
in the Blog Hop give away.
so 2 landscape quilt cards
snow dyed fabric
and pink pieces.
I will draw on Saturday morning early.
be sure and leave some comments to  win.
Here is another bolg to visist witht the
most lucious fabrics.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sunny Monday

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny winter day.
For some crazy reason I decided to move the
furniture in my bedroom and spent the whole day cleaning it.
What a mess.
I will finish it today.
Husband had to fix the bookcase I tried to move filled.
Book are heavy.
Found about 12 I need to read.
So it was a good thing

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Adding to my give away.

I have more of these fabrics and I will
be adding some of them to my giveaway.
Along with what you would need to make your
own quilt card. Including an extra blank card.
I have been so busy I forgot to visit the hop.
Need to catch up today.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Snow dyed fabric art quilt

I got into the snow dyed fabric  to make a few art quilts cards.
Just love the colors .
Purple and turquoise.
Having another 2 hour studio open house today.
Have a great day.
Off to the studio.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Blog hop

Welcome to my blog.
As part of the blog hop party and giveaway
I will be giving away 2 of my quilt cards.
I sell these for $15.
Become a follower.
Look through my past blogs.
Make a comment on one that interest you.
I will pick a winner on the 17th.
These make great gifts.
I call them dreamscapes.
check out the link at:




Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Art Quilt cards

 I have made 30 new art quilt cards for Saturday.
Quilt cards are $15 and make a nice gift.
A card and a piece of art all in one.
If you are in NW Indiana I am hosting a studio
open house Saturday the 10th
from 10 am to noon.
Look for the Cedar Ridge Studio sign on 700 West.
Love to see you.

Monday, December 5, 2011

A busy day at Cedar Ridge

Back in the studio to make some more small art quilts.
I had request for another open house so I will be
open on Saturday the 10th  10 am to noon.
You will really see my studio as it usually  looks'
I started several new projects.
I am going to leave it all out.
Lose too much time cleaning  I need to get
some presents done.
I will be doing small quilts form this painting.
I love the fall colors and so do my clients.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday Solitude

Sunday is such a great time of recharging.
Last nights concert at the Bluegate was awesome.
5  piano's at one playing music.
Definitely going back next December for the Christmas show.
Enjoy the day.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Foto Fiber Bonus pack # 2

This is the second bonus pack with a fish theme.
Always a favorite of mine.
Some hand painted fabrics
beads and a fish bead.
This one is truly a one of a kind.
Maybe I can win it back.
 check out Virginia Spiegel's site below for details.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Decorating for Christmas.

The Library needed their display case fixed up for
The children always enjoy seeing  more Christmas.
Always glad to help out.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

More on the circles

 Worked on the circles.
There will be 4 circles making a 24 x 24 wall hanging.
I am adding beads and other embellishments.

Closer views.
Stay tuned for furture updates.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Foto Fiber 2012

This is one of the bonus packs that will be available
for the FotoFiber2012.
I will be adding some threads
and additional embellishments.
The fabrics are snow dyed.
This one is almost too lucious to give up.
I have also donated an art quilt.
Visit this link to see more of the newest fund raiser
from Virginia Spiegel.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Circle around it.

Works in progress.
I have never done circles before so I am experimenting.
I think I will attache them to 12 by 12 canvass. 
 I love the colors and will be embellishing them  more.
Another day of the Studio open house than
time to enjoy the holidays with my family.
We quit  the gift giving many years ago and
instead we ask people with no family left to join us
for Christmas day.
I really look forward to Christmas now.
I never know how many we will have.
My grown children have the option to add people.
Even as late as Christmas eve.
Have a great week-end.

Friday, November 25, 2011

William Mark, William John, William Craig, and William Thomas
Grandfather, great grandfather, father and son.
My mother was in the kitchen.
5 generations in the house at one time.
Really a day of thanksgiving.
The best dinner of them all.
What more could I ask for.
Except the leftover stuffing for breakfast.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

Yesterday morning I drove to the back of the pond
and found a tree full of Juncos.
I am so thankful to live is such a place of beauty.
Enjoy your day with family.
I am off to bake a apple pie to bring.