Wednesday, September 25, 2019

#aroundtheworldin80project - sunshine

Yellow = Sunshine
Today began as a rainy grey day, but as I sit here looking outside I see brilliant sunshine.  With mowing on my list of things to do tomorrow, my money is on rain on Thursday!  That's ok.  I can always stitch!

I've stuck to working on my sunshine blocks for my project.  I have an idea in my head, but need to get a few more blocks done (or at least started), before I can begin real design work. Baby steps for now.

Monday, September 23, 2019

More fungi

So excited to find treasures in Beth's yard this morning:

Momma kitty walked across my fabric! She wasn't happy.

Saturday, September 21, 2019


I jumped on board. My plan was to work on my #seaglassandsunshine project for the next few months, so the timing to commit to a project was perfect.  It seems that the only way I get something done is to have a commitment with a deadline.

Friday was "Do Your Own Thing" at the library, so I spent the morning dyeing and over dyeing fabrics for my project.  I plan to work on a quilt (not sure of size yet), using stitching, beads, and what ever else tickles my fancy! I have about a dozen block already stitched, but now they have purpose rather than #morningtea keep my hands busy. 

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...