Saturday, January 08, 2011
Working on MANY quilts at a time-what fun to begin the New Year!
So, my hippie girl above fails in this photo...I am going to get a professional one done as soon as I get her Peace sign metal earrings on and all of the doodads I have planned. I am hoping to run into more peace sign stuff this year that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. :0) Remember those daisy pins? Those too.
Well, I just got my hippie quilt back and am enjoying it and wondering if Mark will care if I hang it on my diningroom wall, haha. I am getting things ready for both Road to California and my show at the LaConner Museum. They plan a reception from 10amto12noon on April 2nd so if you live in Western Washington or Oregon hope you come and see my quilts! LaConner is such a cute town. By the way, I plan to bring alot of quilts to the workshop I am doing in Broward County Florida and hope those of you who live close will come. I have two dear friends that have done awesome quilts in my classes that will attend. Charlotte and Laura are sisters and I have shown their things here- They are hooked on story quilts and I love what they are doing about their lives and stories! Please come.
Peace! Haha this was fun to do and what hippie didn't love weird sunflowers?
My hippie quilt has come back to me from the quilters. Hooray! I am embellishing it and LOVE putting the peace signs, buttons, crystals and other things on it. VERY fun.
The image below is a quilt I am working on about my family's vacation when we "flew" to South Dakota-my Dad told me that he was going to buy motorized whirleygig hats and we would fly to South Dakota-it was at an age where I believed him. I love working on this quilt!
The New Mxico quilt has been an on going project. I have sewn so many things to it and tweaked it etc. It is going to hang at Road to California. I still want to embroider some more of the stories I put in there. I could do dozens of New Mexico quilts! It is such a wonderful place in so many ways. Someday I want to do a food quilt that is all HOT food....I burned my mouth on more than a few things. Uffta!
I was so lucky because when I was in Sante Fe, a quilt artist named Holly brought me a box of awesome things like milagros, this shell lady below, buttons, doodas, skeletons and other fun things. I LOVE "stuff" to sew to quilts (if it pertains to the subject). Holly thank you for making this so much fun!
Remember that show "Palidan"? Well I think this looks like that actor Richard somebody. Don't you?
I have sewn on dozens and dozens of milagros on the New Mexico quilt and loads of crystals, charms, buttons and other things...it weighs a ton but I LOVE it.
Below is my view of my backyard. Now people are complainging about the cold and yes, it is cold. But we have warm houses, warm coats, mitten,s scarves and food. And what beauty lies in front of us! I think it is beautiful in so many ways and there are so many sad, poor, lonely people out there that if the only thing you have to complain about is the weather, you are pretty lucky. Go and do something. :0) Someone would probably love a card or a note from you! And look out your window and think of ten things you are grateful for. It's easy and helps your cells be happy! Sounds silly but it is true.