Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Take time to Ponder, think, LOOK, and act (as an artist-it's quite easy really....


The wonderful red and white quilt is made for this month. I am not sure who did this as it was sent to me by a cousin who knew I would love it and I do. How inspiring!

The chicken is by Liz from the Washington State coast-she did a story quilt about canning and this chicken was a part of that quilt.



Everyone who knows me knows I love birds and flowers...one reason is that they are so easy to create in quilts and in simple ways...we all smile with birds and flowers







The sneakers were at Zappos online- I am so hooked on Zappos and usually order 3 or four pair of sneakers to last me a year...I sense my friend wish I had a "good" and "feminine" pair of shoes....I guess I am too old or too lazy....do those ballet shoes make your feet hurt? They look like it. Mel did give me some ballet slippers I love but I don't dance in them or teach in them or run through airports in them....


The photo of the three babes is Mel McFarland, Sandy Thompson and me at Road to California. Lots of fun to be together and enjoy the cow quilts and the beauty of the other lovely things hanging. We all met at Asilomar in the story quilt class and I am hoping YOU will consider taking a story quilt class somewhere to tell the world about YOU for many years to come. What are you leaving as a testiment to your life?

6 comments:

Leslie said...

where are those awesome sneakers from? I need me a pair!!

Donna Avila said...

So great to see the pic of you and Mel an Sandy! I'm smiling right now. Thanks for the inspiring pics. i want to make the wool fish from the whimsy blog! Donna

Carol said...

I recognized the applique pieces in that beautiful red and white quilt and looked back through my bookmarks. . . It was called Christmastide - observing the 12 days of Christmas 2010, and was offered as a free pattern on the Temecula Quilt Company's blog
http://temeculaquiltco.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html

The original quilt which apparently inspired this pattern is an appliqued coverlet displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in England
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O125297/bed-cover/#.TxHp9bQ7dgA.facebook

Carol said...

Gosh, I love those sneakers, too! Wouldn't it be fun to wear those?!!
Here is another link (without facebook) to the V&A museum where that antique coverlet is displayed
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O125297/bed-cover/

hugs,
Carol

Kathie said...

The red and white quilt was made by mary vaughn .
I have forwarded a link to your blog for her to see and contact you about it.
Kathie

Carol said...

I found the blog by Mary Vaughn, the maker of that beautiful red and white quilt. . .
http://funwithbarbandmary.blogspot.com/2009/10/fall-quilt-festival.html

:O)