Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sights and Inspirations Today for my FRIENDS who drop by

Is there anything as amazing as an Autumn MOON? I don't think so...think of the quilt stories you can do with this! A batik would be perfect...and a witch in front of it. :0)
Or possibly a couple kissing....
My Dad owned trailker lots when I was growing up and anything with a trailer is a quilt story! I thought this little illustration was darling....
These shoes were a pattern on Pinterest. If you aren't on there you should be...such great ideas and I am inspired by many paintings and other things....
Can you imagine the time this must have taken? My Grandmother made one of these and I think my cousins got it...
Backgrounds make such a difference...many people think the sky needs to be blue with a flower like this but isn't red wonderful? I just talked to a teacher who taught somewhere in the midwest and said there wasn't a bright fabric in the class. I have trouble believing that because I always have some people who buy brights. Once you show people how to use them, we always have converts. :0)
Cab you believe those are real buttons on there??Must hurt to walk....
This little girl is ready for Halloween...isn't she darling...made me laugh ...notice the una-brow
I had to show these flying geese because this is what I teach in my workshops and with orange it is awesome...I have no idea what it says...my eyes are shot...hope it is nice, whatever it is
I ran into this photo too and had to share it as it is a Hoochy technique and oh so quick and simple....I just did a border like this....so fun
And if you do art, it is about bringing your inner artist out to play and getting better and better. And while I am at it Life is also about being a better and kinder and more giving person too....we all have lots of work to do....And I mean that in a good way...I am surrounded by good people who are great role models...quilters are awesome!
Look at this guy...isn't he the happiest? I LOVE him! Wish he lived here at my house.
Today I bought a couple of Kantha blankets of old Sari's from India....one if black and orange and I am putting it on my table with pumpkins....the other one is reds and greens like a watermelon and I am doing the same for my table or possibly putting it into a wagon I have with a Christmas three....they are fun.
I wonder if anyone here has ever washed one?
I will post photos soon.
This is a kids art project...everyone worries about what their people will look like...I think these are fabulous! So much better than a perfectly boring person
I thought this illustration fit in with the season and hey, he is running which I love too!
Today is my Granddaughter's 11th birthday....I can hardly believe it. I was at Market 11 years ago and missed being in Canada with her Mother....but I have spent plenty of time every since
This was some years ago when we made popcorn balls...beofr we found out she can't eat popcorn....Love my two oldest Grandkids so much!
Look at this scarecrow with a gourd for a face! Darling!
These fit in with the time of year!
I am not sure whose quilt this is but my Block Swap room on Yahoo just swapped houses on black ground...this is certainly a wonderful example of what someone can do! I see lots of hoochy method things in this wonderful quilt
This quilt hangs at my daughter's house...I did this for her long ago and used my own fabrics for the border
I hope this week is going well for you and that you are enjoying your many blessings...the smells the sights and tastes of this beautiful month!


  1. What an inspiring post! I especially love the children's art. I used to teach and always loved the unit where we did our self portraits. They were wonderful!!!

  2. It says: The1938 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture.

  3. Lots of fun photos and inspiration and I think the moon photo would make a nice challenge piece to see what others come up with.


  4. I love all the photos you shared. It is nice to have a giggle and ooh and ahh. Hugs

  5. All your photos are amazing. i love the witches feet from pinterest. They look like fun. And I got some great ideas from the houses quilt you posted. My houses from the swap arrived yesterday and are fantastic!!