Saturday, August 22, 2009

Blackberry Time

A while back we picked blackberries that grow profusely on our creeks bank. We harvest enough for a couple of these delish cobblers and had juiced a batch to put in the freezer to make jelly when the days are cooler! Yum mo!!

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Summer Projects

Wow, it has been a couple of months since I have "talked" to you!!! We were privileged to have our 12 year old grandson during that time as our daughter brought him to stay with us and she spent several days here also then went home to rest and then came back to pick him up and spend the 4Th of July with us. So we had a month of "too much fun"!!! I wanted to share the projects I have finally finished, just in time for the local fair and the Falling Leaves Quilt Show in October. I have not be too productive this year having to recoup from a illness in February. Takes longer than I wanted. The jacket is an adaptation of a commercial pattern. I call this "Leaves and Geese". You can see the "thread play" I did on the leaves if you click on the image. It is a batik fabric and it is lined in a black poly like satin. It was a real challenge. It took me several month of pushing myself to work on it! The "bullseye" quilt is from a skills day at our It "rags" up when washed. The "Crystal Tree" was so fun also to try and rack my "brains" to decorate. I used fairy frost fabric and it really was great! Well the toad is just for fun! He lives in the water barrel w/the two gold fish that never want to be seen!