Friday, July 25, 2014

More beauty in my gardens.

 The gardens are in full bloom and small wonderful.
 I love the Asiatic  lilies.
 The deep burgundies are special to me.
Another busy day both in the house and the studio.
Need to finish my Quilt National entry enough so I
can do the hand stitching while recuperating from surgery.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Close up and personal

 Just a close up view of some of my favorite flowers,
 The garden is in full bloom right now.
 Flowers look amazing close up.
 Just love the spots on the Tiger lily.

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 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.