Wednesday, May 26, 2010

a few more garden goodies

I was out in the garden with my camera this week, so here is the proof...

the LUPINES are blooming - a joy to have - if only the weeds would stay away from them!

I found this 'hanging plant' at a nursery near Schmicksburg a couple of weeks ago - it's blooming nicely, too!

and even the little mini roses are starting to bloom!  This bush stands about 10" high - roses are about an inch across.  That's a raindrop in the middle....

and here's a little table topper I'm sewing up

Started cutting out something new yesterday and lost track of time - nothing unusual for me!

Have a great day - inside or out.

Friday, May 14, 2010

my latest adventure...

Yes, this is a sink - at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA - this is the sink in the ladies room.... 
I've never seen another one like it anywhere else.
I was there on Tuesday with my dd - for the Art Quilts on display - which were wonderful, but when I posted about the gallery, I forgot this pic, so it's a  bit of an afterthought, but I wanted to share it anyway.

and this is a peek at one of the art quilts that impressed me - done with 'discharge' from a photograph.  Most of them were much more colorful!
as soon as I arrived home and changed into clean clothes - we were out the door to our gd's school concert - she is second from the right - girls this age don't hold still... sorry!

I did manage to get a shot of the 6th graders during their performance of the "Lion King" medley - they all had their faces painted to match their characters - so darn cute!  They all did a great job - very talented kids we have here!

Hope you are all enjoying a song in your heart!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Magic Stamps.m4v

doesn't this look like fun?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Art Quilt Elements at Wayne, PA

I went to the Wayne Art Center today to see the art quilts - fantastic eye candy, as a matter of fact - this show is a dependable treat.  Go check it out - scroll down the page on this link to get a little video tour:

Sorry I can't post any pics of the show here - you know how these copyright issues are!

Haven't done much in the studio lately, but I did put this little dolly together with scraps last week:
and before that, I made up these postcards
and these little book pages...
with ink pads for the fabrics as well as the stamps!

Thanks for the visit!  Drop me a note and let me know you were here.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

The CanCan Girls finale

This quilt is entered in the Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival
Blogger's Quilt Festival

Here it is at last - the grand finale of the CanCan Girls - the quilting is done, the binding is finished, and it is ready to hang with all it's petticoats a fluttering.  Hope you like it.


I did a little research into the wiry dark character pictured here.... and HE was also a dancer at the Moulin Rouge -  a contortionist who also performed for the amusement of the crowds.

and here is the full wall hanging:

So, I'll be moving on to my next project once I finish the sleeve and label.
I really enjoyed this quilting experience - although I probably would not have made this quilt at all without the quilt challenge issued by Pat Sloan - Black and White and Yellow in Paris.
This may start a trend for me, combining images from old posters and turning them into quilts - of all the quilts I've made, the ones I've enjoyed the most were small wall hangings that I designed myself.  Although I am also 'inspired' by short deadlines!