Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Break 2011

Jasmine & I make Ducky cupcakes for Brighton's birthday.

Delicious apple pancakes with apple cider syrup made by Harriet at her Treadle Arts Quilt Shop in Wheat Ridge Colorado.

Panoramic farmland views in Nebraska on the drive home.

Train Depot in Cheyenne, Wyoming on a side trip to visit Jasmine's 30th? state.
It was a neat town.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spring Break

Spring Break begins with track star diva taking 2 gold and 2 silver last Thursday; V-ball tourney in Denver Fri-Mon. made it to gold bracket, had apple pancake breakfast made by Harriet Hargrave at her awesome shop in Wheat Ridge; then there was a brief stop over in Wyoming to see bison and visit Quilted Corner and get a great tip on dinner selection.
Travel and "wait" time allowed production of a few more circles - red ones 1/2 the size of the others and a little more applique. Spring break continues yesterday and today with purple paint for dd's room! Must download more photos for show and tell!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Spring is Coming!

The daffodils began blooming last week as we headed out for some volleyball action in Ft. Worth. It was supposed to freeze again and pounding rain and sleet would have been too much for their delicate form.
I took along this handy project and was quite successful at making lots of these berries for a wall hanging. I never have done much with circle applique but should get my fill - and hopefully some skill doing about 52 of them for this project! The pattern is from a Kim Diehl book. It is striking, primitive type, different from my usual style. Several quilters are making this pattern so I decided that it would be fun to do it too for a change of pace. It will be fun to see how each wall hanging comes out different. I made some very minor modifications in the design to my liking. Found the background fabric over Christmas vacation.
This is my project for Tuesday group that I attend (twice now) and hope to continue when I can. It does me so much good to have something relaxing away from home and work to look forward to ever other week or so. And, it is nice to be around some fun ladies with life experiences and encouragement to share. I'll update progress as I go. This picture is just a teaser :)