Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Quilting Challenge

I belong to a wonderful internet group. It is a teaching group for folks who dabble in fibre arts. I am learning some new techniques. The phrase  "stretching my abilities" is what comes to mind, when I think of what I do with this group. My latest is an attempt of a portrait of my home. My teacher/coach has a photo of my home and several other students homes on her blog, Chris.
I can see from the instructions...which I read carefully,  this project is not a going to be a quick one. But I am sure pumped to get going on it!  Thing is, I need to finish client quilts this week and  of course it is a short week.  That isn't a complaint, I 'd like all Mondays to belong to the

Friday, May 15, 2009

More garden

These pictures tell a better story. This is just an awesome tree, it never fails to delight.

Monday, May 11, 2009

What it looks like now.

On April 6th we had about 8 inches of heavy wet snow. Is it not amazing what happens in just four weeks.  Today, there are daffodils, forget-me-not, cherry blossoms, magnolia blossoms, dandelions, forsythia, bleeding hearts,  & hyacinth.  And that is only the list of what is blooming.  There are also the edibles like garlic chives, onions, and rhubarb.  I made the first two rhubarb cakes of Friday. Yum. 

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Quilted Foxgloves

I have been working on another 'art' quilt. I am struggling with this one, it needs light.

The flash I used to take this picture makes it appear lighter then it is.
How about the spider, every garden has spiders, and they bite too!

 Perhaps a large yellow flower will add the 'light'.  Ideas anyone?