Monday, March 05, 2012
A Creative Couple of Weeks for Us! A NEW STORY Quilt.....
The photo above is of a woman in France at Monet's Flower Garden...it still needs a nest (such a cool technique to make it!) in the tree and a sign that says in French "Please do not pick the flowers" or "s'il vous plaît ne pas cueillir les fleurs". It is a story quilt I wanted to do since I went to see this fabulous garden and now it is coming along quite nicely. It was nice to have a good stash of Timeless treasures Fabrics to use for this fun project. If you haven't made a story quilt, you should. You can leave a legacy of who you are and what is a good memory of someone or something or some place. Better than a diary I think.
This photo is taken in my diningroom with my daughter "counting" strawberries with her son. It is so much fun having them come over. His sister is the family drawing artist-she is amazing at the things she comes up with. So much fun!
Anytime I have my Grandsons over it is creativity time! I bought "Marble Magic" thanks to my friend Peggy and they have spent hours building towers for the marbles to go through...it is fun for me and so much fun for cousins to be together. Encouraging creativity is something I really value.
I talked about helping my ten year old Granddaughter make a quilt. She is hooked! Got this together and now we need to pick a border and then I teach her how to do a quilting big stitch....so much fun and my daughter in law commented that this pattern reminded her of hockey blades...all of this kids and Dads play hockey so naturally they all loved it. It is alot of fun showing a younger person how to sew and give them something that most kids can't get at school.