Friday, May 30, 2008

Cedar Falls, Ash Cave and Old Man's Cave

One thing I have to say about where I live, I can enjoy the scenery in a tourist area. We have people come from miles and miles around to visit our gorgeous views. I am also fortune to have a very good friend that owns a rental cabin so on the days that it isn't rented, we go up there for a little R&R ourselves:) I see inspiration for works of art in the texture of the rocks and foliage and If we look hard enough, we might even find a faerie or two!

What could this twinkling be? Could it be a woodland faerie in the tree top?

Blue Jays discover a sleeping Faerie Hayley !

The Month of May

The month of May has came and nearly over. It was filled with graduations, proms, and quilting for various events in one's life. I posted a couple of my customer quilts with their permission. I don't take credit for the piecing, but the quilting is what I have done.

As for the prom, It's wonderful and hard to see the 2 granddaughters, Hayley and Kristal growing into beautiful young women. The great thing is, that if someone asked me, what do you have to show for your life, I can show off their photos and just smile! Before long, they will be married off and onto a life of their own. In the meantime, I can hang onto Kitana, the 11 year old granddaughter, a little while longer:)

Thursday, May 8, 2008

What a Jewel!

Michelle is such a jewel for setting up technique week. I have very much enjoyed making pendants and have some to actually show off! They will be ever so hard to let go much less figure out which is my favorite! I think they look ever so much more awesome and rich in real life. If only I were a professional photographer! It took 61 shots to find some half ways decent to post, but I did catch some bling! I loved making the ones with the earrings since I can't wear them due to allergies to metal. It's a great way for me to wear my earrings now! The molds are a great embellishment as well as finding the Crop-a-dial a favorite
tool and worth the investment! I hesitated at first wondering if I would use it that often but now find more uses than I have before. I also like using embossing powder in an unconventional way.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

I have just finished quilting a very bright salsa style quilt just in time to honor the holiday! The jagged edges seem reminiscent of a pinata! It has me doing a happy Mexican hat dance and a reason to mix up a pitcher of margarita's! Oh la la, my favorite party drink! Rest assured we will eat Mexican this evening at one of our favorite restaurants. I also just found some wonderful recipies that look very inviting on the Mango margaritas sound so devine!

Quilt owned by Amy W.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Worth Repeating

I have enjoyed making ATC's so much that I decided to do a repeat. Same technique as I had done before only this time using a piece of fabric that I hand dyed with procions in random mix with rusts and purple. I love the results and made 34. It makes me want to do a room in these colors. As always photos don't do these justice. These little guys are getting ready to go to an art show.