Sunday, July 21, 2013
Story Quilts and This and That.....
Do you know what makes me happy? Birds fro the Flower Power book makes me happy...they are all different and they are so much fun. Imagine a row of these and some flowers below and a great border...would be fabulous to hang it in your livingroom, entry or hallways.....FUN
I am not sure whose quilt this is but I LOVE it! I think that anything organic is so much fun to show off in a quilt and these shapes are gentle and soft and oh so pretty....good for summer and fall!
I don't know who made this quilt. I took photos in Houston and these quilts remind of of story quilts and what I like to serve ...I make killer cinnamon rolls! And I make killer orange rolls too...all from scratch like Grandma did....
This reminds me of the sink in my Aunts house on the farm....always lots of animals to see outdoors and good things to eat on the counter....she was kind of crabby but the atmosphere made me happy just the same....I was of that generation when I was a kid that "children were to be seen and not heard"...glad that is over with because I love hearing from my Grandkids and just kids in general....love their approaches on what they notice...that we don't....
I admire anything that Bodi Gardener does....she does awesome story quilts that I can relate too...so fun! She has never been to the US and I would dearly love to take a class from her (she lives in Copenhaugen)
This flag above is from Stix furniture. If I were a rich person I would buy one of these flags-I think it is beautiful and I have considered doing my own flag as a quilt but sheesh...do you know how long it would take me to applique this? I could do a whole story about our family in that time....Anyhow, it is cool isn't it?
I ran into this photo taken in Sante Fe which is one of my most favorite places in the world....Heidi is standing there with her guy she made and I think he is wonderful in every way. She sent me a box of milagros and Mexican things to use on my quilts. Wow, I have used most of them an loaded down the quilts and small samples...so fun! Sante Fe got into my soul somehow and I love going back....Alex on the left became a good friend and we touch base now and then and that is fun.
This was kind of a difficult week for me. My husband has had radiation for two weeks and handfuls of chemotherapy pills. He has Glioblastoma which is a fast growing brain cancer and he is stage four. We have been married 44 years and I think he is wonderful and such a nice person. It is hard seeing him suffer and it is hard wondering if we can pay all of the medical bills. The best blessing is my quilting friends who have sent cards. Mark wanted a red corvette his whole life and when he came out of surgery (they removed a lemon size tumor) he said "I want a red corvette." Anyway, some girls are doing red cars (any kind) on a light blue sky tone on tone background. So far we have four of them. We would like enough to make a quilt for him for when it gets cold. If you feel like you would like to make a block OR send a post card (he loves seeing where people have been or live) please send it to
1521 N.Argonne #276
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
Stay tuned and I am taking photos of the cars and some of the cards people have sent....YOU quilters have blessed me greatly these past few weeks, thank you.