Friday, October 25, 2013


I love the red sumac plant.
I am adding it do Dana's quilt.
It adds such a nice pop of color.
Yesterday I blocked in 20 small art quilts
for the holidays. Now to get back to the big
quilt today. Time to add foliage to the trees.
I am still trying to think through adding pine
needles to my pine trees whether to stitch or
fuse fabric. Both will be the final answer.
Today the show ends in Lafayette and I have
to go pick up my work. We will also pick
up a grandson and bring him home for the
weekend. He will have to find his own way
back to the university.
Well have a nice day.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dana's Quilt with trees

 I got some trees on Dana's quilt.
The second from the right I am trying to get
to look like the catalpa tree by my husbands
chicken house. The swoop of the branches is
pure grace.  I will work on the trees today.
I think I need to lighten the background too.
Out will come the paints.
Sometimes I wonder what I would do if I ruined
the quilt with paint but not to worry just use more paint.
Well off to the studio. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

 Yesterday I got half of the background quilted
on Dana's quilt. I am liking the colors. I cannot
decide if I want pine trees or the curvy Catalpa
in the foreground. I am thinking the Catalpa.
 I also think it needs a touch of Sumac.
She likes red.
I like red sumac too.
Well I will have a full day to quilt today.
My daughter thinks I have too much bruising to
get my weekly massage today. (Sigh)
Next week for sure I will be back on schedule.
It was 28 degrees today. wow.
But it will be sunny today .
Well off to the Studio.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Nature is beautiful

 More of my ride around my yard.
I can find beauty close to home.
This shot I think will be entered in the photography
show in December. The branch of this tree is pure
grace. Speaking of grace my daughter brought
me some flowers yesterday when she brought
my groceries. My family thinks my face is too
scary yet. Don't want to scare the kids.
 It should be back to normal color by
 Saturday. The flowers are perfect. A pale pink.
 I love the color. My daughter knows me well.
 Another photo of that branch I love how the chock
cherry tree glows through the branches. Hopefully
it will stay sunny so I can get some more fall
color today. So nice to have a day of rest. I am
making homemade bread  and poached eggs for
lunch. Crusty artisan bread with real butter
and peach jam from our Michigan trip.
Today is a good day. Monday I will spend
the day quiting Dana's quilts.
Have a great Sunday I am.
A good book some rest and photography.