Monday, August 29, 2011

Quilt Squares

I love the Log Cabin pattern and made one years ago but the squares all matched. I found an inspirational quilt that had various patterns and colors and the squares were all done with different fabrics.

I love the Log Cabin because you don't have to cut all the pieces. You can just use strips of fabric and cut as you go!

Paper Making

I just love my papers we made at the Lagrange Gallery in a workshop! They have holes, but they will be wonderful in collages!

Long Lost Paintings found!

These two paintings are from college days in Storm Lake, Iowa! I thought they were gone forever and my hubby found them in a search for something else-in the crawl space. They aren't in top notch shape but they bring me back to the days when it was almost spring, the ice was still on the lake, and I'd go down and sit in the sun and decided to make a sketch for painting class. In the first one, the planks are piled up waiting to be put in soon for the dock. It's my first and favorite. I wasn't as happy with the sky in the second one. They are done in acrylic paints but watered down to get the washy effect I wanted.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Collage Cards

The cards are from April's collage workshop with a watercolor background and added papers etc. and stamps with an added little piece of paper that has some gold.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hummingbird in the hostas

I was going to cut down these five foot hosta flowers but good thing i didn't with the hummingbirds coming frequently to them! He's in the first photo if you can see him!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New Completed Deck

This top photo shows the decks newer part that will add more space maybe for the table. The steps lead down to a lower deck where the grill is.

The back yard drops down whereas the front is ground level. The weather cooperated with some rain but the work was finished by the time we wanted to get home on Sunday.

All finished and the guys are admiring their work!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Quilt For a Cancer Fund Raiser

Three of us have been working on a quilt for three year old Ellie Wilson. Mandy's friend's daughter has brain cancer and there is a fund raiser at CD & Me in Frankfort on Aug 13th, 7PM - midnight.