Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Compost treasure

The compost pile gave me some lovely printing material this week!  I used paint and a cosmetic sponge to apply the paint to the mushroom.  Tried a few with dye thickener, but not sure if the results will be good - seems too thick and lost detail.  Maybe after I wash the samples they will be ok.  Experimenting is such fun!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Not much of a gardener anymore

Each year I find myself growing fewer veggies in my garden.  This year it was because of travel during planting time.  I do manage to put in a few tomatoes each year.  American midwest tradition?  I like to grow yellow pear tomatoes to dehydrate for winter use.  This year they seem rather small and are splitting before picking.  My roma tomatoes are looking great and with little time this weekend to deal with them, I decided to dehydrate a batch.  I am happy with the results.

I ended up with a quart container to put away for later.  Prep time was quick and easy and the whole house smelled like an Italian restaurant - very yummy!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Morning Tea: #seaglassandsunshine

After picking up my quilt from the Madison show, husband decided that I needed to enter to win next year.  I explained that my style of quilting will not win in Madison.  His response was to find a different show and go after it.  I'm thinking that my little bits that I make each morning while beginning my day could end up as a quilt.  So, this quilt is just in the thinking stage, but now have a goal of continuing this colour scheme for a month or so to see where it leads! 

Monday, September 9, 2019

Madison: Olbrich Botanical Gardens

This place was a delight! Free admission, free cart for Jon to use, and only 25 cents for a map of the place.  Highly recommend Olbrich for anyone headed to Madison.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Madison Quilt Show

Enjoying a long weekend in Madison. Spe t the morning at the quilt show. Took these pictures of quilts that young children had made in a class during the summer. I may need to teach a class next summer...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

2015 Paris: Pere Lachaise Cemetery

Cemeteries are a wonderful place for meditation and inspiration.  The architecture in an old cemetery can keep my eyes busy for hours.  Pere Lachaise in Paris is a must see when visiting this grand city.  Famous for the graves of Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Chopin and many more.  I was also intrigued by all the cats that live there.  If you go to Paris, do plan to spend at least a morning exploring.

Monday, September 2, 2019

2016 Sweden

I love to travel. Seeing new places and returning for a second, or third look at a place that keeps calling makes me happy.  Sweden is one of those places. From the first time I set foot in Stockholm, I knew I would be back for more adventures.  This morning I was looking thru pics looking for images for the art journal I am working on, and found myself sucked into reliving and enjoying some great memories...