Saturday, February 9, 2008

Feeding the Eagles

One of the things my husband and I love to do is to go to our tiny cabin in the mountains and fish in the lake nearby. We catch trout and feed them to the bald eagles and osprey. It's so thrilling to witness these great birds swoop down to get their lunch!

Done with my work for the day, now for some quilt pics!

UGH! I've been working all day today doing paperwork to get ready for the tax guy next month. It's been a beautiful, finally warm Saturday but wouldn't you know it, I was stuck in the house which for some reason was colder inside than out. I've declared myself done for the day and thought I'd spend a little time posting some pictures of a couple of quilts that I've made.

This stained glass butterfly quilt is from a pattern. I used all of my hand-dyed fabrics except the black. Hand appliqued and machine quilted.

This Butterflyz quilt was made for Miss Haley. She is my little friend that used to come and spend Tuesdays with me while her mom went with her brother to a weekly appointment. We both enjoyed spending time together exploring nature, art, and the park! Haley's family moved about five hours away! : ( We keep in touch by phone and every once in a while Haley will come for a visit that's jam packed with all the things we used to do together. She is a sweet girl and she loves 'Butter'lies'. (That's how she used to say butterflies).

Here's Haley with her quilt! She loves pink!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Ricky Tims Seminar and The Quilt Police

I have to tell you all about the Seminar I went to a couple of weeks ago. It was the Ricky Tims Super Seminar and if you get the opportunity to attend this seminar where you live, by all means do it. He is such an all around entertainer and has so much talent. He is a musician, a quilter extraordinaire, a teacher, a comedian, and a great storyteller. The information given at this seminar is worth twice the price of admission! Please check out his website and more importantly his quilts. Even if his style of quilts is not your thing, the information in his seminar can be used for all aspects of quilting.

This is a Stitch and Split Applique flower that a group of mine did an exchange with. I rarely do exchanges because I never seem to finish them. There usually are several different size blocks even when they're supposed to all be the same size. This was a good block to do for an exchange because it's made lager than needed and you are able to cut all to the same size.

Since the appliqued flowers and leaves are raw edge, I did my vine border raw edge as well. This quilt is for the wall. I love the happy colors! I machine quilted it in a variegated Superior Thread. Love the Superior Threads! I entered this quilt in the local county fair and they said that it should have been quilted in white to match the background. Silly, silly quilt police. If I wanted to quilt it in boring white, I would have! They just don't realize my love of color. I feel sorry that they just have tunnel vision. They strongly feel the rules should be obeyed. I do too when it comes to the law of the land. When it comes to quilts, it's whatever feels good to me!

Monday, February 4, 2008


Hello All!

I've been inspired by my friend Pam! I decided to create a blog for myself. This probably isn't the best time of year for me to start this due to the fact that I really really need to get paperwork ready for the accountant for this years' tax preparation but I guess it's as good a time as any!

Right now I really have to get back to work and I'll work on this blog in the evenings along with getting some quilting done.

I'm excited!

Thanks Pam. Talk to you later.