My dear darling husband built this darling cottage in the woods for summer painting, reading, and get away from it all... We call it the Fairy Cottage...
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
In 2016 I was part of a Bible Study. We learned about Women of the Bible and each made a quilt with blocks representing 40 women. I pushed mine into an art quilt and didn't always follow the directions, but my friends kept me in the group and welcomed my creativity!
I won't bore you with 40 blocks, but will share a few of my favorites.
For Delilah I used a lock of my daughter's hair and an old pair of scissors I had kept from childhood:
Rachel and Leah features my Barbie Doll wedding dress from 50 years ago. My mom made the dress and accessories.
The Eve block is made from a hand towel a friend gave me. It came from Germany.
One of my favorites is the Joanna block. I like to think that she had her dog at her side as she followed Jesus, and just what is in that picnic basket?
My husband likes Esther's block. I think he likes the colors, although he is colorblind and I am not really sure what he sees!
Women of the Bible is currently hanging on the wall in our dining room.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
A "slow stitch" project is one that you take your time and enjoy the process. In my case, this little quilt has become a VERY slow stitch quilt. It got tucked away over a year ago and just came out of the box for today. Maybe with butterfly season upon us, it will get worked on again.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
When I first starting saving all of my tea bags, my husband just rolled his eyes and put up with it. We now have a system of saving and drying that includes adding the tea to our compost bucket. This little quilt also has some tissue papers, stamping and stenciling. This was the perfect project for the girl who has trouble throwing anything away!