Sep 30, 2014


Still working on the placement of the next few objects in this scene.   You will have to wait to see where these are moved to  but they will be in this general location.    I can also see some of the colors need to be changed as well when testing the layout like this.

Sep 25, 2014


 I have been spending the last few days quilting these trees along with a third one not shown here.
This takes a long time but is worth the work.

NOTE:   I was asked about the size of this piece so thought I would add that to my post.  It will be approzimately 38" X 24" when finished.

In between I take breaks and walk the dogs outside and work on my rock terrace garden that runs down our front yard.
The soil is pretty lousy and there are a lot of rocks and stones in it.  There are two levels but the second one further down is just mulched for now and I will plant it next spring.  For now the first row is all sedum and russian sage.   Great for attracting bees and butterflies and also survivors in this type of situation.

Sep 20, 2014


No words are needed to explain the beauty of fall.

Sep 18, 2014


 Finished all that I need to do int he background, the furthest back in the scene.  
All the quilting is finished.  Looks odd I know but it will all come together as you will see when I start the first thing is the middle ground which is an old pine tree.  One of my favorite trees to quilt.

Had my grandson's Max and Clay come for a visit and a sleepover in the new house.
We had fun gathering acorns for fall decorations and riding on Grandps's "tractor" and having a campfire.  Those boys fill my heart with JOY!

Sep 16, 2014


 Working on my farm scene today.....plowed field will go in here but not exactly there so just pinned for now.  There are a few more trees going in around the background church.
I am liking the background more and more.  When the foreground goes in it will all come together.

Tonight my two grandson's Clay and Max are coming for a sleepover.  It will be their first in the new house so they are so excited.  Love that young exuberance!

Packed up two quilts that I sold yesterday in my Etsy shoppe to a private collector.  They are two of my favorites and I will miss them but know this collector appreciates them as much as I did.  I am very fortunate.

Sep 13, 2014


My very talented graphic designer daughter, Molly designed this new logo for me.  I am so happy with it and tonight we redid my website as well.  Check it out  HERE

We also made some yummy pumpkin cupcakes and a new fun fall wreath for the front door.
It was both a fun and constructive day.

Sep 6, 2014


I finally feel like I am back into the groove so to speak when in my studio.  I was floundering for a while.  I think I replaced that road 3 or 4 times before settling on this piece of fabric.  It got so frustrating I would leave the room and do something else just to step back a bit.  However, I finally feel back in the groove and like I know where I am going and what I want this piece to say. 

That is a very good thing!!! 

Sep 1, 2014


 Have spent a day much had been left go and out here it fills up quickly with weeds and small trees and brush.  Slowly we are bringing it back.
 This area is along the drivway as you approach the house.

 Our front yard going to the edge where a terraced rock garden goes down shown below....

Not easy putting mulch in these beds but oh so worth it when it is done.  Next year these plants will be twice as big and will fill in very nicely.

Aug 31, 2014


My Mom is a trooper even at 90...she continues to do well in rehab for her broken hip.  We all take her out to the gardens  if it is nice outside for sunshine and fresh air.  Her spirits are up and she is still a character as you can see.  The best Mom ever.


 What can I say.....who can resist this sweet smile.  I do not know her name but I named her JOY!

 Funny how some animals turn their backs when your camera comes out and others step up to the plate!

 Beautiful goose and very friendly.

 Outstanding blue ribbon winner.

Definitely a small town county fair and that is what makes it so special.
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