I love spring, it’s always the beginnings of change that I most appreciate, spring and autumn.
In the not so distant past, I’d throw a spring garden tea party, my annual event. Being the kind of person that I am prone to be, it was always a large event. It was timed to show my garden at it’s best, roses at the peak of their first flush of bloom .Enjoying friends chatting, admiring the flowers with pretty tea cups and tiny sandwiches. It’s perfection. But…the hitch is always predicting the weather.
As you may have knticed I have a lot of photos included in my art quilt blog pages, this is ovbously because I enjoy photographty and I enjoy making art quilts as well. I am sure you are all aware that I will soom be opening my my art web site. I’ll give more details later.
I plan on keeping my etsy shop open to carry all sorts of non art items
This impressionistic style reminds me of a painting. When the sunrise streaking the sky purple & pink .The light falls on the garden, filling it with color and light much as the silk used reflects color luminously I like to have my first cup of coffee in the garden, admiring the
‘ The quality of mercy is not strain’d It droppeth as the gentle rain from the heavens”- W. Shakespeare Spring is on its way, the rain is clearing up, it is preparing the ground for the flowers of spring. Here’s the last few drops clinging to the tree branches, which are just beginning to bud. Yesterday IContinue reading “Raindrops”
As I sit here at the computer I can hear the sound of rain pounding my patio. The window shows a dark and gloomy sky. I don’t know about you, but I could use a little preview of spring right now… the sun’s rays, blue sky and spring’s offerings for this year.
A few pictures of early spring, just starting to pop. It has been a wet, cold & late winter this year, so not our best spring but still …. Here’s a few early pictures I took of my waking garden after a long winte
This an old post from a few years ago. After all the sleepless nights, hair pulling and teeth gnashing, not to mention the months it took me, I just let it sit, waiting for someone to put the posts back into their categories. There it has sat … waiting… I’m turning over a new leaf ,s0 you’ll see some older postsContinue reading “A last longing look at the flowers of summer”
Here’s where we are so far; the backing . batting and top background are sandwiched together. I use a spray adhesive 505 Spray And Fix to sandwich everything together. The parts of the puzzle pieces are in the process of being fused to the quilt sandwich. As you can see there is subtle color variations with the individual partsContinue reading “progress on new quilt and raw edge appliqué tutorial 2”
This is a small tea party for a friend who moved away. It involved making and giving a quilt, of course. I confess, I hoard pretty china, how many sets of china can one person use in a lifetime? The dishes you see here were found in a flea market in England and carried back home in a suitcase. I didn’t break even 1 plate! How’s that for packing?