Thursday, May 28, 2015

Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2015, part 2

I am woefully behind on this project, but still plugging away. I originally pieced the first 3 blocks for January, February, and March at the same time, and thought I was so smart to be ahead of the game. So far I've only embellished 2 of them and part of the 3rd, but I'm happy with them.
I love the silkies I bought to use, and while the blocks may not all get a "saying" on them, I hope to do the little thread sketch for each. We'll see how that pans out.

Green thumb?

I'm the first to admit I don't have one. But the things in my yard that I mostly leave alone and just provide water do okay, like these red hot pokers. They are more plentiful and more intensely colored this year than ever. They always bloom around my birthday; a little early this year, but that's okay.
I'm not sure if the camera captured it or not, but the first of the moon flowers have had a distinctly lavender tinge to their outer edges.
These pansies seeded themselves from a hanging pot I had last fall. They bloomed into early December and started up again in February.
 More pansies. This year I bought orange and purple violas and an orange variety called "whiskers".
I have great hopes for these two tomato plants. One is a husky red and the other is husky cherry tomato. I've had good luck with the yellow pear tomatoes in the past, but my family doesn't think they're as flavorful as the red ones.
Zack, Corbin, and Dozer with the red hot pokers.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Some things....

....that I've been working on lately. The first two are examples of note cards I've been making for sale at Grand Valley Books. I've made a lot that haven't been photographed; they've gone straight to the store.
This is the first one I've added a spider to, and I was a little concerned it wouldn't sell, but it did.
This is what I made for my mother for Mothers' Day. She lives in a nursing home and neither wants nor has room for a lot of d├ęcor. I attached this to her bulletin board.