Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Playing with wool and fish...

I have been playing with some wool I have gathered. I have taken some wool clothing, deconstructed and washed it so I have all these great pieces of wool fabric. I decided last night it might be fun to try and make a salmon pillow. Since I live on the Northwest Coast and Salmon is such an important thing here I decided the wool would be great for fish. Below is the image I used to get the shape right. This is my first attempt so I am not sure things are just right but it is a starting place.
I have spent the last week working and thinking about making things to sell. I have an opportunity to have some items in a gallery here in Gold Beach and I am working on some items I can make and that are not too expensive. I am finding it is terribly difficult to decide what price to put on items. I will post some photos later this week of the items I am submitting to the gallery.

Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blogger's Quilt festival

I know those of you who read my blog have seen this quilt but I thought it was a good one for the Blogger's quilt festival. Since it is the first bed size quilt I have ever made. I started this quilt because of a blog. Crazy Mom Quilts challenged her readers to make a nine patch a day and that is how this started. I had so much fun making these and even more fun putting it together.
This was the first quilt I had someone else quilt also. I did not feel confident that I could quilt a queen size quilt on my own. I am happily living with the quilt in my guest room. It makes me smile when I look at it and all the bright colors. I still have not painted the ugly wall but someday. Life just gets in the way.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

One of my Mother's Day presents. This is the blossom of an orchid cactus or (Epiphyllum). It is beautiful and strange.

I hope all of you had a great Mother's Day, I sure did. :-)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Life is tooooo Busy

A lovely agate from the day.
Sand dollars from the view of my macro lens.

I have been so busy this last week and I can not even tell you where all my time has been spent. Unfortunately it has not been spent sewing... So I don't have anything to show you. I have however been able to get a walk or two on the beach so I will show you a couple of fun photos. I hope everyone is having a great week and I hope to have work to show you next week.

Since my youngest is coming home for the weekend I won't be around blogland much. :-) I am so looking forward to some time with him.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Another Hoya

I have had this Hoya for probably 20 years or more and it has never bloomed. Every time my mother would come visit she would wash it's leaves give it some attention and then it would grow a leaf or two and then it would just be there. It never has grown much until we moved here to the coast. I think it just loves the moisture in the air and the sun.
I have never seen one this color before and I just think it is beautiful!

I hope all of you are having a nice weekend.