Friday, December 30, 2005
Pennsylvania impressionist - Schofield
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Friday, December 16, 2005
This is "untitled", actually it's the only quilt I never gave a name to and I don't know why. I made this for Luke, when he was in college, it hung in his off campus apartment.
This is "Basket Case". It is my completed project from an Ellen Ann Eddy workshop. The leaves and flowers are thread painted, the basket is hand dyed cheese cloth that I wove to look like a basket. It is quilted with pink sliver.
Below is "Well Red", as you see it is not yet quilted...(in the UFO pile) Also, design by Jane Franke. This is the same design as in "Midnight Sunshine", just differnt colors.
This is my mom Joan, standing by a Christmas gift I made for them a few years ago, "Memories". It is a collection of many photos of our whole family, for them to enjoy.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
More "lights" from a moving car, using a simple digital camera.
I know it's had to see, but this is boat house row on the Schuylkill River.
And Snow, the light of winter...
December: Simple Still Life
Well for me I seem to at loss, maybe it's the holidays, the hussle and bussle of shopping, getting cards mailed, and gifts sent so they are received on time. Maybe I need break from room at the end of the hall. I retired from my job as a swim lesson manager back in May, I had inspirations of spending hour upon hour sewing away with the cd player blaring loudly so not hear other noises in the house, like the phone. I have completed several projects since then, along with some UFO's.
I will continue to search for new inspiring ideas...I know they are there, just waiting for the right time to be discovered.
From the words of Pete Seeger:
"To every thing, turn, turn, turn
There is a season, turn, turn, turn
And a time to every purpose under heaven"
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
I always mail about 80-100 Christmas cards each year with a photo of the children enclosed. This year I'm also going to mail a few "postcards" to family and good friends. I came up with 5 designs to use, maybe changing the fabric choices to make them all unique.
This is the photo of the kids, it didn't photograph very well, the photo transfer has a bit of a glare from the flash.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Monday, November 28, 2005
The grandchildren, before leaving the house, noticed all of Grandpa's hats, so they decided to wear them to Hospital...he was very happy to see them all. (There are 6 additional grandchildren not pictured.)
The college kids & recents grads, playing Beer Pong with their fathers/uncles and cousins...the value of higher education....
A good time was had by all...I should have taken a picture of the snow, there was at least 6 inches on the ground...oh well, there will be more!
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
Dan and I went for a walk around the lake, 6.5 miles :(
Danielle practiced her Grad project presentation all weekend. She presented her project this morning and a received "Distinguished" score.
That's all for now...
Friday, November 11, 2005
Challenge # 1...Here's my pallet, Pink...a color I haven't used much...
These are maybe Pinks, in case I change my mind as I piece...
Now challenge #2...make it my own, get creative...change the layout & the size, I really would like it smaller than 70 X 70. So stay tuned for updates.
This is the flannel fabric for Christmas quilts for my parents I purchased on the field trip Mary and I took to Intercourse and Bird-In-Hand, Lancaster County. The top 3 are for Dad's, the other 3 are for Mom's.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
I knitting this purse in about 4 hours including ripping it out twice. I was hooked :-) ... Today I spent a good part of this afternoon trying to felt it. I thought it would have shrunk a bit more than it actually did, but it's still ok. After it dried, I sewed on the ribbon of bead. I had had this ribbon of beads for several years; I knew there would be the perfect project for them someday.
Sunday, November 06, 2005
I'm not sure which one I'll use, what do you think? The number is above the photo.
Simple Still Life: Round Three Challenge Guidelines.