Monday, May 31, 2010

Catching the Wave


I saw this on Oh, Fransson’s! blog and Monica at Happy Zombie did it here, so I  had to give it a try.  I printed out the tutorial and studied it for a few days then she came up with a new idea using my dresden ruler so I was on board.  I started just playing and when I laid it out on my table and it fit for an idea I had a while back.  I had thought of running 2 table runners across the table to double as 4 placemats and protection for the center of the table.  Funny thing is the fabric I chose also went perfect with some dishes I have.  Now I need to make another one and get them both quilted.  She squared hers up, but I am thinking I will leave them wavy on the sides and bind with the white fabric.

IMG_2119 I also completed a little wall hanging for my laundry room.  These little washday bunnies were inspired from a Tilda book called Crafting Springtime Gifts.  I changed their dresses and had some fun with the quilting.  I don’t know if it shows, but I quilted a shirt, pants, sock and a towel on the clothesline and grass and flowers on the ground.  I guess if I were braver I would have used colored thread.  This was a really fun project now I have to finish some things in the laundry room so that I can hang it up.

Guess all this rain is good for giving me some sewing time!


Monday, May 24, 2010

Growing Going on

IMG_2115I don’t have much sewing, but a lot of growing going on here at the moment.  My sons and Michael just removed some juniper bushes for me creating a very large space that I get to garden in.  I used to call it the ‘Secret Garden’ because it was completely encircled with huge junipers.  Now it has gone public so it will need a new name and a lot of new plants.  The area is much larger than it looks in the picture measuring in at 37’ X 40’ and there are a lot of iris that I plan to move to other locations.  It is very sunny there with a little afternoon shade, but not much.  I am dreaming of all sorts of colorful perennials like salvias, rudbeckia, arctotis, and much much more.   So I guess I am making a flower quilt in my mind right now, but not for long.  I have a wedding quilt to start working on soon and the fabric that I ordered for it just arrived last week.  It is for my son and his soon to be wife.  I asked for color ideas and she picked beautiful dark jewel tones and lots of black.  I have been playing with some ideas in EQ6 and have come up with several great ideas.  Now if I could just plan my garden plot in EQ6…hmmm…now that’s a thought!Garden - May 11, 2010

After a very long cold winter we finally planted our vegetable garden.   I had a lot of fun designing the layout for that.  It is sort of formal looking and quite different.  We used the old satelite dish in the center as a gopher cage.  It is 10’ across and is now my herb garden.  Then we made 8 boxes lined with gopher wire and dug them in to border the herb garden.  We have 31 tomatoes planted in them and some peppers and basil.  There are 2 more beds to plant and the seeds are growing in the green house for much more.

Keep the growin’ goin’  on!