May 6, 2011

3 Poppies & Bovines


We are on the last two months before our daughters wedding on June 25th.  This month I am hosting a shower for her at my house.  The weather had better improve before then.   This weekend we are going to be making these balls that will hang from shepards hooks at the entry to the tent that will house the reception.
Seems now each weekend will be dedicated to something.
However, I did make up this little piece 12"x 16" in preparation to a larger piece I want to make 
which I want to give an impressionistic feel in fabric.  I am testing whether it is possible to find fabric for the background that will give you that feel along with the batiks.  I thought this was fairly successful.


I also had to go out to an 1885 farmhouse this morning to look at a set of antique wicker furniture to possibly purchase from this couple who are now too old to stay on the farm.  It is always sad but this woman who is 86 is ready for the change and gave me a wonderful tour of the house and told me all sorts of stories about the parties she had there and the joy she had raising her NINE children.  

Of course I had to stop and take some photos of the cows enjoying a warm day out in the pastures.



Isn't she beautiful!

Of course I could not forget the horse and pony grazing across the street!
So nice for spring to return. 
This was one of my favorites calls that I have made and if I were 20 years younger I would be tempted to buy this place.  It needs a lot of TLC but the views and the countryside is gorgeous.

8 comments:

Marie said...

Yes, this has an impressionistic feel to it. I think you are on the right track.

Hugs - Marie

PS I have always loved cows - they are my favorite animal.

WoolenSails said...

I love the background, really nice use of fabric and hand dyed. I was thinking of doing that with an outdoor piece and greens, to mimic foliage. It is a shame that people have to sell their farms, but seems it is hard for a lot of people and at that age, will be easier for them to take care of a smaller place.

Debbie

Rian said...

Oh the Poppies are beautiful!!!! I thought you said Poppies and Brownies. I like cows but I got excited about the brownies.

Debra Spincic said...

Great cow pics! Could be a quilt in there!

Like the poppies too.

Libby Fife said...

I always think the cows are so funny, the way they sit down in the filed like they are just sort of chillin' out. Never get tired of that!

The quilt looks good. I really like the idea. How about fused scraps in the background or would that detract from the flowers?

Libby Fife said...

The field!

frannie said...

The colours in your poppy quilt are delicious. Love poppies. Cows are cool too.

Quilt or Dye said...

I would say quite successful at this size. If you are making it bigger, well, that is another issue isn't it?

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