I’m finally thinkin’ spring

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.

Is this a blog about art quilts or photopraphy?

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

Impressionist Art Quilt; Impression Sunrise In theThe Garden

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

Raindrops

‘ 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”

It’s cold wet and froze. Need a little boost to get us through to spring?

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 walk in the early spring garden, skip this if you don’t adore flowers!.

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

A last longing look at the flowers of summer

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”

progress on new quilt and raw edge appliqué tutorial 2

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”

Confessions of a china hoarder, quilts, tea parties and pink.

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?

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