Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Fabric Shopping

More and more I'm drawn to brighter colors these days....and I love 1001 Peep from Lizzy House.

The theme of the fabric line...

The contrast between colors...

The happiness just looking at the fabrics brings to me....

Hmmm...I think I should add them to my stash and use them in my quilt.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Today's Color: White

Today's weather report calls for rain here in Southern California...

But someone seems to have turned on the really, really cold with that rain...and it turned into hail! My front deck is nearly covered, and it doesn't look as if it's stopping anytime soon!

Sophie's not worried at's still comfy and warm in the house...and she still has food.  What more does she need?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

More Bathroom Art

Meet Bubba's friend....Surfer Dude.

He sits under the eaves in the downstairs bathroom, giving a bit more color with his pot of sunflowers.  I thought we should put a roll of toilet paper in his pail, but got voted down.

He works well under the eaves, don't you think?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cherry Blossom Time

Sometimes I just need to slow down and notice things....

Like the cherry blossoms...

I missed this one on the way down to the studio this afternoon, so the sun was casting shadows of the hill.

But I still needed to the brightness of the pink against the green landscape...perfection!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Postage Stamp Quilt

We're off...again!  After a bit of a hiatus due to a rather large "gather" in the backing, the Postage Stamp Quilt is back on the machine.

And there are only six very LONG seams to do....

Think I can get her done this weekend...along with the binding sewn on the front...all ready for the final stages of handsewing....

I surely hope so!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Bathroom Art

Yes, I admit it....I spend a lot of time in there.  However, as it is the only bathroom downstairs, that's just the way it goes.

And it was boring...very boring.

It needed a face lift....just different colors.  

No, I can't repaint it another color besides cottage white as the bathroom sits under the the major color is brown.  The cottage white is a good offset to the brown and gives me a great background to work with.

I'm starting with the artwork...."Bubba" greets me every morning and makes me smile.

What do you think?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

You know what I figured out?

I don't have a single quilt in my house that would even remotely qualify for a Valentine's Day quilt.  Yes, I have Grandma's red/white quilt in the studio to enjoy every day...but nothing in the house.

I think I need to remedy that issue this year....don't you?

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Confused Apple Tree

My apple tree is already budding, and it's only February.

Perhaps it's a bit confused?   Yesterday the temperature was in the low 50's with rain and it's in the low 80's with those pesky winds.

Keep this up, and we'll have apples in summer instead of the fall!