Sunday, July 31, 2016

Summer Goes Too Fast!

It has been a beautiful summer for me and I love this weather and warm winds, water, kids laughter et !
 My son is still enjoying keeping fit. He and wife ride weekly a long way and now their two kids go too. Nice to do this as a family!
 Fooling around with self portraits. The idea is you do what you feel like that day! It is so much fun!
My yard us so pretty this summer. I love seeing the colors and happiness out there!
   I I have been working on a few things to have quilts ready for Quilt Art magazine and also doing three episodes for the program. 😊 one thing I am discussing is my embellishing. My quilts have lots! 
Keys make great embellishments. In many ways too!!
 My son in law had a good summer catching salmon and his daughter loves the beach too!
 These are great story quilt ideas!!
Speaking of Candia Tucker drew up a story quilt about her sons who are musicians! Good musicians! 
 AAnd she completed it and they are talking about using it on their CD cover! A great memory and a legacy quilt for sure!!
I think this is great!
So I treated myself to Sue Benner's class at Prochem in Fall River Mass. I knew nothing about dyeing though years ago I did dyed fabrics and in college I did mono prints etc.
Wow did I ever have a lot to learn. Great gals and great teacher and facility!
 Sue dyed this piece and cut it up later for the class to each have a piece! Such fun.
 PPart of one of my pieces... I still need to
Add more color and detail.
 This is sunflowers that I now will paint in details and put border on and have quilted. Such fun! Dyed, mono painted, painted and stamped.
 Two of my pieces from a distance. I want the background of pumpkin quilted in turquoise. Pumpkin needs yellow greens and purples. Such fun!
Sorry the same photo posted below--- I cannot delete it. Frustrating!

 SStill working on this! 
My most favorite one I did not get a photo of but it will be done and quilted soon. 😊
I love this one. It is silk and have plans for it as well.
 Quilting night totally save this. More silk. 😊
 Wendy who sat close to me did this scarf. Isn't it great???
This is a cool Mono print Sue made. Such fun. I may never appliquΓ© again! 
Just kidding!
 My biggest good. Plan to bring it around with some mono  prints and hand painting. 😊 
 HHad lobster rolls twice! The East has the BEST LOBSTER!!
       Bad weather leaving and we say on plane on Tarmac friction plus hours. Got off plane and a half hour got on plane. Sat an hour and finally took off to Denver with lightening rain and thunder with us all the way. Had to pay for hotel as I missed my connection. Sigh.
Next day found out I could not get out of Denver until 10:55 tonight. Had to leave my hotel room at noon or pay for another day. I did not want to spend 10 hours in airport so I paid a second day. 😠
But I will be home in bed tonight after midnight and hopefully safe and sound.
This week was a blessing! πŸ‘

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A New Book with Need of Photos- Can you Help?

So I am redoing a book in August that is going to be fun. I am adding some me hoochy blocks to the "Hoochy Mama" book and to that I am adding the Flowrr Power book with new birds and some new flower ideas and to
Those I am
Adding a whole grouping of border ideas and some animals and some cars.
It is going to have all three books in one and will be called "Hoovy TWOchy." If it gets printed on time it will be available the end of August and will give you super ideas got more fun quilts!!!
My dear friend Charlotte put together this Flower Power sample...can I use this Charlotte?
So what I really need is any photos you have of a Hoochy wall hanging or a Flower Power wall hanging or quilt. I know there are good ones out there and I would love to share them! 
I am self publishing this book. Hope you see what a fun method it is and leads to great quilts!!

Sharon Stanton did these darling blocks 
Darlene did these beautiful blocks in our Asilomar class. Love them all!!

These girls are all Paducah students. Great flowers and fun too!
Imagine being able to do a cute row of people. Those patterns will be in there also! Watch this blog and in August it willMTell You how and where to order it.

There is nothing quite so fun as flowers, birds and creative things seen by you! A great chance for us all to be creative and HAPPY!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A Beautiful Day in my Neighborhood

  Great quilts come about at Asilomar )'
Carol from San Diego remembered that her Mother did so many things and that she said "Many hands make light work." I love this fun quilt!! Everything is great about it!! Plus it is a quilt that will remember her Mother for generations to come!
This quilt story means a lot to Pam Dransfelt and anyone lucky enough to see it. Her Mother did this quilt in one of my longer workshops many years ago. When she went into a care facility this quilt hung I. The wall next to her. And when she passed away last month, Pam had this story that is joyful and happy about her lovely Mother. Wonderful!!
Mary who has taken many classes with me did this lovely story quilt about her husband who has passed away. It is really lovely and it has what they said before they went to sleep- "Good night husband" and "Goodnight wife."
Lovely in every way.
I spent this past week in San Diego with three different guilds. Friendship guild chose a two day self portrait workshop and we had so much fun! The idea is "who are you that day?"
It is all about imagination and creativity. Get out of that box you are in! πŸ˜€
The above person is Elaine's Mother who was multi talented. Such fun!!
The beginning of her story after she finished her fun borders. Wouldn't you love to do a quilt about your Morher or a Grandmother? So
Much to say!
I loved this bulldog and his coloring of purple and turquoise! Very creative and fun!
This is fun and the first day it took a little while to get out of the box and the. "Joila"
She was out and creating like the wind. Unfortunately she cut her finger and had to go to emergency but she came back and was a busy bee!!
Glad she is ok and did such a good job with story and color! Fun! 
We did flowers in the other two guilds. Pretty fun and so Many flowers to pick from!
I am out of books but am adding three books into one. Hoochy Mama, Flower Power and all New animals and other things with this technique. The new book will be available in August and will be called "Hoochy Twochy."
Stay tuned. πŸ˜‰
More flowers...
We had good giggles and enjoyed each other and the fun of this technique. I had a busy but happy week in beautiful San Diego. Such nice girls there!!
       Hoping to weed before I leave for Tulsa the end of the month and then fun with my retreat buddies. Can't wait for creative fun and Tina's cooking too!