Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Dream Collecton SAQA

SAQA's auction is coming up on September 15, 2014
I have picked out my dream collection.
I hope to be successful in making
one of these part of my permanent collection.
Go to www.saqa.com to see all of the quilts
and to find out how you can make a quilt
become part of your art collection.
 Storm by Lisa Walton
 Returning 2 by Elaine Quehl
 Leaf by Linda McLaughin
 Feathers Pied Cockatiel
by Julie Haddrick 
 Iris by Ruth Powers
 When I think of you
by Wen Redmond

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pond lilies

The pond is putting on a spectacular show of lilies this
year. All because my husband did not have the energy
to clean it this spring. All that fish poo makes for
lots of lilies. 
 What a happy accident.
We did mot put any fish in this spring.
We will definitely clean it out this fall.
In the meantime we will enjoy the show.

Saturday, July 19, 2014


 The details make the quilt.
I thought I would show you some close ups of the
Big quilt. The birds look better closer.
 I love the oak tree.
Trees are my favorites anyway.
 Today I get all the packages ready to ship.
My husband will take them all to UP on Monday.
Closing in on the details.
Have yourself a nice weekend.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Three in a row

Sorry to not blog with regularity lately.
Medical issues have kept me busy.
I am putting three of the 5 panels together to
enter into the Salon Show in Munester.
Hopefully they will get accepted.
I have to mail quilts to Montana and Kentucky.
Put together entries to two shows
So much to do before the 28th.
My blogging will be spotty but I will do my best.
Off this morning for more testing.
Hope you enjoyed a peak  at the finished product.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Gardens in Summer

 It was misty and foggy this morning making the
gardens mysterious.
Muted colors.
Very Monet.
 One of my favorite a day lily I found in Elk River
in Minnesota. The deepest red in my garden.
Two weeks until my knee replacement and I am
frantically getting all my entries of art quilts
really to mail or be delivered.
The freezer is full of low salt meals enough to
last until Thanksgiving. Pantry is stocked.
All throw rugs removed.
Just have to finished backing one of the panels today
and than get my Quilt National entry 80 % done.
Not much pressure.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Round and round

 Love this circle quilt.
It did take some time to do the beading.
The colors are so fine.
I have been going in circles this week.
Two weeks and 2 days until knee replacement.
I came up with a cough and shortness of breath so
began a series of test. My nuclear stress test showed
that my heart is in good working order. I do not know
what the Echo showed yet. I will go back to the
cardiologist on Tuesday than pre op tests on Thursday
next week. That will make 5 medical visits in 8 days.
Enough to exhaust anyone. Thank  goodness  I do not
have the heart of my father or uncles. They all
had serious heart issues. I am thinking that my
cough issue is lung related and related to the
fumes from the fabrics and products in my studio.
Darn that will mean washing and ironing a lot of
 Speaking of my father I made a small quilt about
him. He always went to Costa Rica fishing in February.
He was an avid fisherman. There are lots of green
parakeets in Costa Rica. He lived a full life. 85 years.
He enjoyed every one on them.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Flower Power

 The gardens are starting to look lovely.
 Day lilies and cone flowers.
 Love the deep red day lilies.
Than the back study of just plain leaves.
Summer is a wonderful time in the gardens.