Monday, January 20, 2014

A sneak peek of things to come....




 
The camera did something funny on the background of this one......the background is more like the second block..........this is what I have been working on.  My plan is to show a few each day, and then maybe by the time you've seen all of the appliqued blocks, the border will be completed.
 
 
 
 




 
I have used Valdoni thread to whip stitch the grass sections down.....rather long and uneven stitches to represent grass.  I thought I'd try something different, and I think I like it.
 
 
 
 




 These photo's were taken by Katrina's husband.  He is a photographer who travels far and wide taking photographs.  He just returned from California where he shot photo's of a basketball star for a deodorant commercial.  He's also photographed Warren Buffet so his subject matter is quite versatile.
 
 
My husband is home with me today....we are having a long week-end.  He is home because of Martin Luther King's birthday.  It is always good to reflect on how far we've come as a country with civil rights, and to realize we still have a way to go......!
 
"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow".   - Orison Marden  
 
 
I'm certain that their are many hoping for a better tomorrow.  I always want to live so that I may be part of the solution.

9 comments:

  1. Sweet peaks! Can't wait to see more :-)

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    1. Thanks Loris........Yesterday, I also had a comment from Charlene, and for some reason it didn't post. Charlene is my sweet friend and she told me to keep quoting.....will do.

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  2. Norma, Your quilt is going to be wonderful...love those pieced plaids with applique.
    I'm hoping for a better tomorrow for my kids & grandkids. I like what you said..that should be everyone's goal, to be part of the solution. (hugs)

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    1. Thanks Ann, our little contribution does make a difference.....hugs back to you.

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  3. I can not wait to see the entire project! I love the little samples you've shown so far. Using the long/short stitches to look like grass is a great idea and really adds to the "grass" look!

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  4. Thanks Tina...I'm glad you like it.

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  5. I'm on needles and pins waiting to see this one completed--so cute!

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    1. Thank you Karen....it will soon be complete.

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  6. The quilt, how does your garden grow, where does the pattern come from? I love it and would like to do it. Do you do kits for it?

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