Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cooking for the crew.

I need to make a dozen bacon and egg sandwiches,
banana nut cupcakes with maple frosting today
for the Van Soest men helping build a house today.
The eggs are from my husband's chickens.
Can't get any fresher than that.
It will be a cold day to work outside.
I need to concentrate on my Robin project.
So I had better get cooking and than go to the studio.
Have a great week end.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Robin is done

Finished the art quilt and ready to go on to a 3-D Robin.
I have a cedar post with a branch attached for a base.
Yesterday I started the nest.
Than maybe one more 3-D bird and ready
for submission.
It feels good to be back in the studio
and creating again.
My knee is finally starting to bend again.
I can walk up stairs normally
but still need to conquer going down.
Still doing one step at a time.
I found a mangle on Craig's list.
Talked the owner into delivering it before my surgery.
My son in law put a new cord on it.
So now I can press the 150 yards of fabric
I have pre shrunk for Nancy Crow's workshop.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

the color of fall.

 I took a walk Sunday around the yard.
The colors were fabulous.
I love the orange and golds.
 You probably get tired of my tree photos.
I just love trees.
The rains the last 2 days will put an end to the color.
Nothing brings the leaves down faster than rain and wind.
Last night I added hand stitching to some small quilts.
Today I will work on making a bird nest with
a Robin sitting in it.
All in 3-D.
Should be interesting.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Work in progress.

I started working on my proposal for a 2014 show about
birds. I need to finish this small quilt and make
some 3-D birds yet.
I had my husband cut a cedar log in 4 lengths.
We wrapped barb wire around them and
added a small branch to one.
The branch will hold a Robin on a nest.
I will attempt a 3-D owl this week 
to sit on top of one of the post.
Than maybe a cardinal or chickadees.
Spent a quiet day church, lunch out, a long nap
and a good book.
A perfect Sunday.