Friday, June 19, 2015

Chickens, paintings and story quilts

This week I received TEN chicks. I ordered eight and that was too many.
I am having radiation daily until the end of the month and between me and the chicks, I am pooped. And speaking of pooped these chicks eat and poop, ALOT!
Four kinds of chicks!
     So the chicks are the good news now for the bad news.
Some creepy person gave my computer a virus that now I can't even turn it on. My dear son came over and took it to his house but I have no idea when he can get to it.
I have had a hard time getting out orders and now this makes it harder. Grrrr
         If you ordered the sheep stack or the angel block of the month pattern, I cannot send them until my son fixes the computer. I am sorry. I did not need this now.
Last week I took an acrylic painting class. 
I went to Seattle which is three hundred miles from here. Diane Culhanewas the teacher. She is an excellent teacher. I always wanted to learn how to layer. I have painted with oils and water colors do now this is fun.
Here is one of Diane's paintings. Great fun and color.
On the bathroom of the art school someone did this great mosaic. Look at the details!
Blocks ofhouses
 Jewels here and there. Lovely!
If you have not tried this dip from Trader Joes you should!!! With their crunchy rice crackers it's awesome! Let me know how you like it!
John  C Campbell now has my quilt about their history. For now the plan to hang it in the Keith house. I love this quilt as it was a lot of work!

I am ending with this photo that I love! I am working on chicken quilts for a booklet and bring back a new chicken soup pattern. If you were one of the people who wanted one they are available now for $12. This lady is going into one of the quilts for sure. Stay tuned.
The quilt above is the new Chicken soup pattern. It's being quilted and then buttons will complete it. Great fun!!
    Dear friend have a good week this week and pay it forward to others. We are blessed to be a blessing and this IS the meaning of life. Be someone's joy today. 


  1. Mary Lou, I'm amazed how much you've been accomplishing despite having radiation treatments each week day!

    I'm sorry Tom ear of your computers woes. I hope Jason can get you up and running soon

    Congrats on your painting workshop, it looks like a wonderful creative dag was had by you.

    Your chicks look cute, hope you get ,it's if eggs and enjoyment from them.

    Keep smiling, you are almost finished your treatments. I saw Helen Dupuis yesterday and she sends her well wishes to you.

  2. Love your blog, Mary Lou. What a great idea a Chicken Soup recipe with a quilt pattern. Years ago I was a typesetter. One of the big printing companies gave out their soup recipe booklet. Each recipe was set in several type faces. I don't know that I ever made any of the soups, but I enjoyed the eye candy.

  3. So sorry to learn of your computer problems - hope your son can fix it soon for you.

    Thank you, Mary Lou, for the inspiration today. You are a blessing to us and keep showing us how to carry on gracefully and happily!

  4. oh marylou such eye candy! i too had computer issues this week....not fun! and i love your chicken quilt...praying for healing for you and an apt for me this week...

  5. You're amazing and a star to be able to keep on keeping on while having this wearisome treatment daily. Love the paintings, the tile pattern (and keys!), the wee chicks, and the chicken quilt. You're right - that elderwoman holding the chicken is perfect for a story quilt. I wonder what she was saying?!

    Did you take the painting class with the thought of enhancing your chicken coop? :)

    May your computer be cured quickly!

    Wishing you well and sending hugs!