Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tomatoes and jam.

 I spent the day in the kitchen.
7 jars of juice,
only 43 to go.
2 batches of strawberry peach jam with stevia .
Sugar free and salt free food for the winter.
I love that tomato red.
such a bright color.
Home made roast beef hash for supper.
Made with home grown potatoes.
Must dye some fabric in red and lime green.
I have another show opening Sunday.
I will bring a big bowl of cherry tomatoes.
Yellow, red and those black red ones above.
All are really sweet.
My art quilt would have been a winner if I hadn't
put the deer in it. Too cuties I guess.
I will take photos to show you.
Have a great week-end.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Back home again

 I attended the AQS Show in Grand Rapids,
I took a screen  printing class.
 As you can see I did love the circle screen.
 And the word screen.
I learned a lot of tricks with screens
how to make different screens with wax, tape
and other materiel's. I met Carol Byer Falbert
bought some of her fabric line,
saw my Chinese friend from the Chicago
International Show.
Walked and Walked.
Ate a lot of food and still lost a pound.
All that walking.
 I was a little fish in a big pond with my quilt.
I loved the Japanese quilts.
All in all I had fun with my friend April.
I really appreciate her for driving my car.
 She drives like a race car driver.
Lots of confidence,
She made the trip fun.
Off today to honor a art friend as Women of the Year.
Always busy in my life.

Monday, August 20, 2012

The little people in my life.

 Today I thought about the future generations
that are in our family.
 and Owen.
Children are always happy.
well most of the time.
Their big smiles are so nice to see.
I am going  to AQS in Grand Rapids, Mi.
I will be taking a break from my blog until Friday.
I decided to travel light.
No computer.
One change of clothes.
my class supplies.
This will leave lots of room to find some treasures.
I will show you them when I return.
my husband will have to fend for himself.
I usually make him meals for when I'm gone.
Not this time.
See you on Friday.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Time and a Frog.

I caught one of my frogs sitting on the sun dial.
Between 2 and 3 o'clock.
The pleasures of a pond are timeless.
We had our memorial service yesterday morning
for my Mother.
It was a beautiful day.
We reconnected with relatives we had not seen in a long time.
We will probably not see them for a while now.
Now to rest for a day and get back in the studio.
Hopefully I can finish an entry for the Quilt Nationals.
Wednesday April and I go to Grand Rapids for the AQS show.
I have a class in screen printing with Susan Purney Mark.
Looking forward to seeing all the beautiful quilts.
What fun it will be to see one of my quilts
hanging in a show for the first time.
I think that will get my juices flowing again.
I am really looking forward to creating this winter.
I am planning now for show in May 2013
and putting together 2 proposals for shows in 2014.
Life is good to me.