Monday, November 20, 2017

Crazy woman in red

Red is not my favorite colour, but I think this crazy woman block is one of my favs!  I like the colour combination of turquoise (this block is actually more aqua) and red.  Was that a popular palette in the '60s?  I think I remember my mom doing her kitchen in red and turquoise... I'll have to ask her...

This little block used up the red lace in my stash!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tea bags: Trash?

Trash or Treasure?  My friend Beth recently gave these tea bags to me.  These mini canvases are begging for some stitching and little pieces of fabric...  They will be in my traveling art bag when I leave for Germany.  They may look like trash now, but I can't wait to transform them into art for my journal!  It is always fun to reach to recycled materials, and tea bags are one of my favorites.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pencils... Germany!

I am going to Germany for 2 weeks over Christmas to visit my son.  While doing a search for things to do, I discovered that  two pencil companies call Nuremburg home!  There is a pencil factory and everything!!!  Unfortunately with it being Christmas weekend, i imagine that it will be closed.  I do plan on hitting the Staedtler store, as it is just down the road from my hotel.  It's funny how super excited I am about pencils!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

quilting road trip

Yesterday I went on a fabulous road trip with 3 girlfriends from my church quilting group.  We went to 6 quilt shops and the Herbert Hoover Museum in West Branch, Iowa.    It was a long day and I slept very well last night!  My favorite quilt shop was a quaint place called Helios Stitches n Stuff in the Old School Shops in Mount Vernon, Iowa.  Very arty with fun fabrics - it was my place!

Four yards of fabric came home with me:


Bees always catch my eye.  Someday all my bee fabric will go together into a quilt.



This piece screamed, "dye me".  



This looks stenciled.  Love the colours.  Had to have it.



Doodles!  This one came from Helios.