Saturday, February 18, 2012

Morning glory.

Look what greeted me this morning.
A stowaway seed come in with the house plants
this past fall and grew up the amaryllis.
The amaryllis did not bloom but the morning glory did.
What a cheery sight.
Mailed the FotoFiber bonus packs
and sent the Yellow Barns off too.
Than after lunch I sat in the recliner and
woke up 2 hours later.
Must have needed a nap.
I am going to go in a different direction with the sky quilt.
I think the black is too stark.
needs softer colors and just a branch or two.
Not whole trees.
Well have a great week-end.

Friday, February 17, 2012

New Sky art quilt

 Started a new art quilt.
This one will combine abstract forms with
trees and grasses.
Found some more painted cloth to use.
I left the wrinkles in for texture.
 Stitch down some of the shaped.
Cut tree trunks to fuse on.
I like the small clump of trees.
Saturday I will fuse and stitch some more.
That is after I go to the post office with
the Foto Fiber winners packages.
Virginia Spiegel does it up right.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Looking forward to summer.

Remember the sweet juicy melon I showed you last summer.
Well we had melon for supper tonight and it was
like sweet wood.
How long until August?
6  1/2 months until the sweetness returns.
Had a busy day Beverly and I cleaned the kitchen
cabinets inside and out and the frig.
Took 2 of us 3 hours.
That kitchen is too big.
Great results with FotoFiber today.
I bet Virginia Spiegel is tired.
She should sleep good tonight.
Over $7000 made for the American Cancer Society.
Great job.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Sparrows of the field.

 I just love sparrows even though they  empty out  the feeder.
They are such social birds.
I have to repeat something my grand daughter posted today.
She is an art major.
She is student teaching now and a student came up to
her during the fire drill and said.
You know what you are teacher.
A flower bright and colorful and always happy.
What a pleasant thought.
How nice to be compared to a flower.[

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Yellow Barns II is and art quilt of a winter scene.
You could be the winner of this 18 by 24 inch quilt.
Check out Virginia Spiegel's web site
to find out how.
Virginia has been a tireless fundraiser for the
American Cancer Society.
February 15th & 16th are the dates to join us
in raising some money for Cancer research.
go to:

Monday, February 13, 2012

Foto Fiber 2012 bonus packs

The 3 bonus packs that I will donate for your contribution
to the American Cancer fundraiser FotoFiber2012.
I am proud to be part of Virginia Spiegel's
She is an inspiration to all of us in her devotion to the cause.
check it out at

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Failed experiment

Friday I sat down at the sewing machine to free quilt.
I wanted to try quilt as you go.
I got stuck.
The squares turned out ok but where to go with it did not.
I need to rethink this process and plan for negative space.
I packed it all away for another day.
Took out the kid prints to make something
for my 3rd great grand child coming in April.