Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring Means Ball Games!

Baseball and Softball season is upon us!  I really enjoy watching my grandkids play ball.  I get a chance to sit outside and hear folks yell encouragement (me? i don't yell much).  I usually take my trusty camera along and now my daughter-in-law has a beautiful new camera and we look like we're from Sports Illustrated..or something similar.  A few other folks also stand along with us with their cameras and it's really a funny sight.  I must remember and take a photo of everyone.

I have any idea for another small art quilt in the works.....hint: it may have fish!

Enjoy the weather and until later.....keep on keep'n on!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April A Very Busy Month

My family celebrates many birthdays in April, including mine.  Then we also have Easter so there's lots of getting together.  My children treated me to a wonderful Easter Brunch at a lovely hotel on Lake Winnipesaukee here in NH.  I got to stay overnight in one of the beautiful rooms and my daughter and grandkids enjoyed a swim in the indoor/outdoor pool.

I've been making more small art quilts and really must get back to completing the queen size Log Cabin Scrap Quilt I started some time ago.  I have a Handi Quilter but mine is the older version, not as expensive as the present models.  I'm setting it up to quilt my brothers quilt...finally finished after too many years!  He's a avid fisherman and has travelled to many places to fish. He fly fishes only and is a believer in catch and release. The quilt has pictures of him over the years enjoying his passion. Hoping to post photos of that quilt soon!!

Here are a couple of small Art Quilts that I've been working on.  The quilt with the poppies was influenced by Laura and Linda Kemshell of Design Matters TV.  I used my own fabrics that I had hand dyed and I'm very pleased with the outcome but it still needs a moon in the sky.  The other quilt is made from some of the painted, dyed, screen printed and stamped fabric I played with several months ago.  I had a few pieces left after making "Leaves I" so decided to try another.