Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

The table is all set, pull up a chair. :-) Have a wonderful weekend with family and friends!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Back on the Art Cart........

I made this bear for a wee grand-nephew born in October. I will meet him this weekend and I can hardly wait. I made the pattern after being inspired by softies on Loobylu and Mollychicken's blogs. He is stuffed lightly to make him soft and squishy.
Meg and J both thought I had cut-up a favorite checked blanket to make him but oh, contrare--it is all new material. The checked material is just about as thick as the polar fleece brown but all cotton flannel....found at Walmart.

Crazy beautiful......

Have you ever tried a crazy quilt? I sure haven't, but I love this one. I went on a visit to see my aunt a couple of weekends ago and she pulled this family quilt out for us to look at. It was made by Lizzie Colcord in 1894 up in Maine. She was married to a sea captain and passed away, childless, just 6 years after she made this while in her 40's.

Beautiful stitches and lovely fabrics. Each corner has a fan of small pieces set in place. The strip of music is in the very center--does anyone recognize the music?

On my desktop.......

This is the picture loaded up on my desktop. I have a thing for dreamy castle images. This one is a lookout tower at a park. We walked the rivers edge trail and enjoyed the last of fall.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Colors in the sky.......

We went to a balloon fest more than a month or so ago--you can tell--everyone is wearing shorts still. :-) The colors in the evening sun were so pretty. We followed the balloons for a while--trailing after the "follow vehicles" that had to get to the balloons as they came down to earth again.
My favorite was this one--below.......

It would make a beautiful quilt.