Thursday, December 31, 2015

The year 2015

 When I sat down I though oh well 2015 I did
not accomplish much.
 Than I started to look through my photos to see
 my production for the year.
I had the CHAIRS show in Lafayette.

 Lots of small art quilts and also big ones.
I especially liked the Red Chairs one.

 AT the end of the years I am working on the Morning
Glory project.

 The new fall art quilt of this gorgeous yellow tree.
 The small blue heron
 Lots of flowers passed through my gardens
and brought many a smile to my face.
Lots of ideas for 2016.

 Flowers made their way on to many quilts.

 Some Jane Dunwold influence.

Many sunsets here at Cedar Ridge.

 Birds were prevalent in my quilts this year

 Beach scenes.

 Bright colors.
 This is one of my favorites.
 The grain bin series.

 Works in progress.

 Than teaching at the International Quilt show in Chicago.
Also showing 2 of my larger quilts  Wolf River
and Floating on the River.
 Wolf River was in the AQS calendar.
 Some of the Chairs show.

 More of the show

 One I kept.

Blue chairs.

 Blue skies
So all in all I did finish a lot of art quilts
even in a year with lots of family distractions.
Just a normal year.
I wish all of you a Blessed and Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Morning Glories.

 Finally got back in the studio yesterday morning.
I am working on the background.
I was happy when doing the squiggles in the background
smoothed out the small wrinkles.
Now just to do the rest of the background, finish off
with a binding or facing and the hanging sleeve
and I am done. Maybe Wednesday and Thursday
will do the trick.
Our past week has been a little stressful.
We thought we would be making a trip to the emergency
room with our son. He was in such pain for 3 days
than he gets up on Monday and the pain is gone.
Chemo does strange things. Every other week
we have a new adventure.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

No more Studio until after Christmas

 I had sent a quilt square to Frances for her 70th birthday.
I got this awesome postcard in the mail this past week-end.
Love the polar bear and the poinsettia stamp for Christmas,
The clock for the end of the year truly a winter card.
Made my fudge to give to others last night.
All cut and placed in pretty containers.
With all the holiday business I will not have any
time to go to the studio until after Christmas.
I am far enough along on the morning glory quilt
that I think I will finish in time provided there
are no more crisis until January 8th.
Easy fudge.
1 cup miniature marsh mellows
3 cups of choc chips
1 can eagle brand
pinch of salt
Microwave for 3 to 4 minutes
Stir to mix well than stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
or what ever flavor you want you fudge to be.
spread in a 8x8 foil lined pan let set than cut into squares.

Friday, December 18, 2015

The morning glory quilt.

 I had a good day in the studio.
I got all the leaves stitched and the stems except
for the dark brown ones done.
That leaves the flowers.
I am thinking of maybe facing the back of the
flowers so they can float out around the edges.
I will have to do a test flower to try it.
Looks like I may get this project done in time.

Awesome sunset

 The sunsets have been awesome lately.
They glow like they are on fire.
Some new materiel for quilts.
I have only 5 more leaves to outline on the
Morning Glory quilt.
Than I can do all the centers.
I hope to get a lot done in the next two days.
Mark is feeling better so I am off cooking duty.
Wednesday he ate 3 helpings of chicken n noodles
and took the leftovers home.
Nothing better than moms cooking.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Puducah bound.

 Both of my quilts were accepted into the
AQS show in Puducah show.
I love the AQS shows.
The quilts are always returned in a timely
fashion and are handled so well.
I hope you all out there will enjoy these two.