Saturday, April 23, 2016

Blue Heron and Red Chairs at Paducah

 These two quilts spent the week at AQS Paducah.
Thanks to Lisa Dodson for taking a photo of
Red Chairs. It is an honor to have 2 quilts in the show.
Sorry I have been so lax in blogging but my husband
had some medical problems for the past 8 weeks.
They had to shock his heart back in rhythm.
That stressed me out so much that I made a chocolate
cake and ate half of it.
I threw the rest out before I could eat any more.
That tells you how stressed out I was.
I started a new crow quilt.
The crows will be layered between organza.
Should be interesting.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Beauty in my life

 I entered the golden tree quilt in AQS Grand Rapids.
It is typical of a scene in Michigan in fall.
I still love the gate quilt and should have kept
it for shows. I find myself without enough quilts
for my entries this year.
Well it is what it is.
 I find that medical problems get in the way of quilting.
Yesterday my husband was zapped to correct his A fib.
It worked. Now we can put this behind us.
I can quit being concerned that he will have a stroke.
The stress of our sons cancer and death put him in
this condition. Now he can move forward from that.
A new day for me hopefully and I will be back in
my studio creating soon.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Enjoying Life

Wow I have been absent for a while.
On impulse I went to the International quilt show
with Judy Tucker last week.
I was overwhelmed with beauty.
The quilts were awesome.
I found some really great fabrics for my
quilts I will make in 2016.
I also helped Iris Karp in her Misty Fuse booth
for 2 days. Just what I needed to get my creative
juices flowing. I am ready to create.

Saturday, April 2, 2016


 A drive through the alley in a small town south
of here on a bright sunny noon time hour
highlighted these  old brick walls.
Interesting texture.
 Alleyways are usually dark but early spring
with the slant of the sun helped light up the space.
 I can see eliminating the pipes and AC this
photo would make a neat quilt.
Or the plain brick wall below used as a back drop
for another quilt.
Lots of ideas 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Looking down instead of up.

 Tuesday was a bright and sunny day. Driving south for
my regular Tuesday massage I noticed all
 the great shadows cast by the big trees.
Then I realized this was the first time I took my camera
out so shoot for 6 months. I was finally seeing again.
 So I took the back roads and alleyways and got
some great ideas. It is good to be back in my creative
mode. The shadows were especially striking on
the pavement.
 I usually take photos during the golden times.
Early morning and late afternoon.
But noon early spring is a good time too.
You all know I love trees.
I will show you and building photos next.
Never knew alley ways were so neat.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016



 I like old barns. When I see one I try to get a photo.
Most of them disappear forever.
So I keep my record of barns.
 This one is wrapped on one side to store hay.
 This one was torn down the end of the summer.
This one is still being used.
Time to travel the roads and look for some more barns.
I have a spare hour between appointments today
I will take my camera with and find some more outbuildings
to save.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter 2016

 We had a pleasant day with the family.
As usual my daughter is an awesome cook.
Her husband too. He smoked a ham.
She made beef and noodles , escalloped potatoes
and beans from the freezer(garden 2015).
They tasted just like fresh picked.
Little Daniel was too tired to take his nap.
He wanted to be part of the group.
 This is a small quilt Lynn has and it reminded
me that I need to make her another one.
She will be back from Arizona soon.
 A little grouping  in by bedroom to please my eye.
The piece below remind me the birds are busy
making nest. Doctor appointments and the dentist
are keeping me from the studio.