Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wolves, pottery and rings...

daughter #3 and her "imaginary" wolf friend.

My daughter insisted I not embroider the clothes on the wolf, formerly a fox. She said it was
"creepy" to put clothes on animals and so, I embroidered a bit of fur and green grass to cover the iron-on print.

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My daughter is pleased with her new picture : )


This is the most charming pottery I have found:
Watch the slide show. I promise it will bring a smile to your face.

These rings are amazing!!!!

Romantic and brilliant:


A little more quiet time outside today:

Working on Grandmother's/Spring quilt.

and look! what appeared....a little feather magic : )

A rare moment with daughter #2. She has been "on the go" this Summer and I really enjoy our time

A sweet kiss!

Saturday, July 23, 2011


Stitching on this today for daughter #3. This is from Sublime Stitching and was easy breezy
to iron on and stitch. I still have more stitching to do. Although this is a fox I am trying to make
it look more like a wolf. Daughter #3  l-o-v-e-s wolves.

I have spent the day outside sitting under the shade trees. We have had a heat wave! So lots of ice
water and stitching going on here. Something I find interesting is while sitting on the ground with my blanket and all my lovely stitching things all the little bugs are so curious! They come out and have to check me out.
 Every kind of ant you can imagine and then all these tiny unusual creatures one by one. Once they feel satisfied to have thoroughly checked me out, they leave me alone.

Speaking of bugs...I received this lovely birthday gift today from my dear friend Becky:

She stitched up this fabulous cicada pouch and sent along some cards in it!
(sorry my picture just does not show how fabulous it is!)
I Love them...thank you soooo much <3

I brought my lovely gift outside and just as I was opening the pouch a chorus of cicada began to sing... how about that!!!!!  I love synchronicity. : )


 Also for you thrifty recycling kinda gals, I found this really interesting website. This Artist/ woman made her clothes, shoes, bras, etc. for a year and then had an opening at an Art Gallery. She did not make her fabric for the clothes in case you are wondering.
    Check it out:

A little Earth love........
from the garden.

basil in the garden.....

mixed lettuce from the garden....

and me with my mind in the stars : )

I leave you with this sweet makes me smile!

Have a great week!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer afternoons

I spent two days sitting outside in the shade working on piecing together this quilt. I have been basting the different quilt pieces to a larger piece of fabric that belonged to my grandmother. If you look closely in this second picture I have written "grandmother's fabric" on the photo, and you can see where I need to fill in with quilt pieces to cover the base fabric. The embroidered blue, pink and green basket was a very old pillow case that belonged to my late grandmother. It was ripped and was soooo old that to lightly pull at the fabric would rip it. Working with the pillowcase was like cutting a piece of butter and talk about soft to the touch!

Also, in the lower right had corner is the rest of one of the linen calendar tops. I think am going to do some heavy stitching over that. I felt it was best to leave it as a whole piece rather than cut it up as I did the actual calendar part. (which is to the left).

For those of you who have been following me for a while, you will see some old quilt pieces have found a home here. I have been making quilt pieces and saving them for the right "spot" and this quilt is becoming the right "home" for those lost and forsaken little quilt pieces! (smiles!)

Daughter #3 and a little summer magic : )


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Luna's a ninja

I get up at 2 a.m. because I hear one of my children still stirring around...
William: "Mom, Luna is a Ninja"
Me: "What? What do you mean?" (half awake)
William: "Somehow she got into the house and I do not know how."
Me: "Where is she?"
William: "I don't know."
Me: walking around the house looking for the "ninja cat"....I do not find her.
I go back to bed.

Fast forward to this morning.... I walk in the kitchen and the cat is in the house???
She meows at me. The only way I can think the cat got in was from one of our  screens
 because on the East
Coast a lot of homes do not have air conditioning, as most of the year it is not necessary.
I go to the screen by the porch and sure enough she decided to plow through it last night!
She is one determined kitty!
First, she does not want to stay inside and after many weeks of being outside she has decided
it was not so bad being inside!

My shy 14 (soon to be 15 years old) son William

I know it is hard to see but, I spent many hours outside yesterday stitching on this piece.
I re-worked the fabric strips because I wanted "pops" of color.
Daughter #3 said I chose "weird colors", but I am pleased  with the color choices
and ultimately I am thinking of the bigger picture.

I have a new appreciation for all the woven fabrics Jude at 
spiritcloth has done!

I plan on being outdoors again today just enjoying the sunshine and peacefulness of the day.
There will be stitching, reading, writing in my journal, meditation and lastly some fresh greens
from the garden in my salad today!

I wish you a peaceful, sunny day <3

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Shadow of self and Grandmother

I have been working on a series of hearts and this one is called "Shadow of Self "

I have the basic pieces sewn down and now I need to embellish it. Not sure what direction I will go with
the embellishment. hmmm?

Some fabric weaving with an old Linen calendar....

My grandmother had passed away and I was given some of her linen calendars. I remember she purchased them from me for a school fund raiser. You can imagine how old they are! They look brand new,
but it had to be at least 35 years ago! I am considering combining some of her fabrics with my
Spring quilt:

Spring Quilt

I think she would be I have said before she was a Cotton Farmer when she was younger and she always loved roses. I will have to see if I can combine it all into one quilt. (in a color sense)???

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Remember the sweet little kitty we took last October/November? We named her "Luna".
She is still adorable but, over the winter she took a liking to clawing my chairs I had recovered with fabric. So today, I recovered/repaired all the damage and Kitty is happily living outside.
I would prefer she stay inside but she was not happy to live inside and would run out the door every time we opened it. So, in complete exasperation we let her go outside. 

Lastly, two of my sweet girls playing around...

Have a great weekend <3

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

weaving hearts...

a bit of muslin woven for the background.....

a tartan plaid woven for a heart....
This picture is "truer" in color....
Have a great day!

Friday, July 1, 2011

My golden best friend

"My golden best friend" is a new piece I have begun and finished...

I have been busy with working and the children are now out
of school for the Summer. Between the two I have so little free time.
I am continuing the stitching of hearts as long as it interest me. 
There are books to read and so many ideas to explore.
I hope to spend more time at the beach.
Other neighborhood cats have found the garden and dug 
up many of the seeds that were planted.
The mixed green lettuce has survived along with the cayenne and paprika.

check her out at etsy : )
Have a great weekend!