Thursday, February 3, 2011
Woke up to a sunny but (-4) cold day.
Had to take more snow pictures.
My son said this is like it was when he was little.
We don't have snows like this very often.
I need to get some painting done.
Got back to the red gesso background swamp scene.
I first added the darks.
Started with the light range of green.
I will work on it Thursday.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Working on my homework for class on Friday.
Made a double batch of brownies.
What is the best remedy for stress.
Chocolate. Howling winds and snow call for chocolate.
We have to make a bowl,
a tall form and a tile with the sprigs on it.
Sprigs are forms to fill with clay
to adorn a pottery piece.
Just have to make a vase yet.
Raw clay looks so drab.
June in the garden.
Tiger Lilies and Hydrangeas.
Covered with blooms every June.
We sit outside and this is our view in the summer.
Soon it will be spring.
Just have to get through the lake effect Wednesday afternoon.
My sister lives 1 miles from Lake Michigan.
She will get twice the snow we get.
Monday, January 31, 2011
I really should be painting.
But the big storm coming makes me nervous.
Sewing calms me for some reason.
So here I am at the machine with these squares I made last week.
Made a few more.
I added a border of zebra strip.
Wanda Hansen was right.
A touch of black helps the quilt pop.
Now I have to decide what to do with this.
Make a table topper, a quilt or some aprons.
In the morning I will prepare.
Fill the bath tub with water.
Fill a couple of pitcher with water.
Our power always goes with a storm.
Must get the neighbors organized to trim trees this summer.
I already filled the bird feeders today.
Ran my errands in town.
Set the flashlights ready.
I will start a hand quilted piece in the morning.
We lived through the 1967 storm of 23 inches.
I remember the 7 foot drifts.
I still have the photos of that one.
I remember making a pot of soup and homemade bread.
Playing with the kids in the drifts.
Keep safe everyone. If you are in the path of this storm.
Stay home. Being stuck out on the road in a storm is dangerous.
The last storm in January the rescue crews could not keep up.
Relax and stay warm. Read a book, knit and create.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
My daughter Kathy and I took a trip to Michigan.
We found a dahlia grower and had to explore the field.
We both love flowers and gardening.
Kathy has a greenhouse and starts plants for the summer.
We really enjoyed the warm sunny day together.
They are in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
If you are ever near there it is worth the time.
A great way to spend a few days in September.