It is officially spring and the flowers are popping up all around. There is a beautiful tulip tree in my neighbor's yard that goes from twigs, to pink tulips, to leaves....very strange but pretty every spring. It is really raining today but I took these photos yesterday before it started. What a beautiful day.....raining and creating!!
I am starting a new Kaffe Fasset quilt that will hang in the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in July. It is a beautiful little town in Oregon that has the most gorgeous Sisters Mountains covered in snow even in July! They hang quilts all over town and have been doing it for 35 years! The fun always is to see if mine gets hung on the main street and they usually do!
My husband is the nicest guy! He remembers all holidays and if he is going to be busy, he takes care of it early. These are the flowers he gave me today and a beautiful card also. Think I'll keep him (after forty years, I'd better)!
I made this cute quilt out of Heather Bailey's Pop Garden fabrics that I truly love. She has the best fabrics! Such vibrant colors and it is a joy to work on inspiring fabric. Here I am machine quilting the quilt. Then I will hand bind it and put it on my Etsy site.
This is a little hat I made using Joanna's hat pattern from Fig Tree Quilts . It is actually too small for darling Lily but she looked so cute I decided I would keep this picture. I often have to entice her and her sisters to model something, usually, however, the item is too small. Isn't she cute!? This will be put on my Etsy site before too long.
Here is a darling pin cushion my daughter made me for Christmas! I should have shown you before this, but I was so busy using it that I forgot! This was from my daughter that says she can't make anything. Pretty nice, huh? I love it but I have a hard time finding it because it just looks so much like a decoration that I secretly don't want to stab it with pins!
Well, it is still raining to one degree or another almost every day. This means everything will be green! My husband, the perpetual gardener, has replanted all flowers out front where the frost had killed our plants. It already looks like spring! I bought some stocks for him to plant as well but I could not bear to part with them for a day or two. They fit perfectly in this woven rectangle basket so I decided to put them on the coffee table. They let loose with a floral perfume and the house smelled great! I had to take a picture as I knew shortly they would be gone.
Family, friends, flea markets, the beach, gardens and gardening, chippy paint, vintage, white rooms, roses and peonies, cottage, antiques, glitter, anything pink, anything floral
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Not a day goes by that I do not create something. It could be something out of fabric, paper, or I will paint a piece of furniture. I love quilts and putting myself into each one I create. Sometimes I think I have adult ADD as I run around from one project to the next. As I am finishing one quilt I am starting the next quilt in my head. I will never live long enough to accomplish all the creating that I wish to do!