Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Little Bits

Today is a day that I am sitting at my desk watching the weather rain/snow down. Needless to say that it has an effect on business. I have a few minutes to update my blog. I realize I that my work here (in Blogland) has been somewhat lagging but I just have not been doing too much sewing. I did start Bonnie Hunters latest mystery and have completed step one. I am glad I got to that on Friday night after work because the power has been out all weekend. on and off yesterday and today. It has snowed more than a foot and trees are taking out power lines. It is still so early in the season that the trees still have their leaves.

This picture was taken on saturday when the storm was in the exciting phase and playing in the snow was fun. Eric is throwing snow balls and Kevin is hitting them with a shovel.

We are going to throw in the towel and change our Thanksgiving plans. We are moving the party to The Brother'in-law and sister-in-law's house in Fresno. We are not taking the chance of power outages spoiling the turkey.

I took some pictures of the family at lunch the other day. These are mostly for the Grandparents to enjoy and oogle over but the rest of you can enjoy them too.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Inspired by Color

As I spend time reading art quilt books they say collect pictures that inspire you. I pulled this picture out of a clothing catalog. I am not sure which one, maybe Land's End. I don't ever order anything from the catalogs so I don't feel bad tearing out pages. The color of these shirts really struck me so this pictures has been hanging on the wall in my quilt shack since spring. Last weekend was a rainy mess so I dedicated one day My Day.
I fished through my stash and came up with similar colors and went for it. Cut and sew and cut and sew and came up with this. I am really pleased with it. Good thing, because if my first attempt with art quilting was a disappointment it may have been a while before I tried again.
It is my plan to make long narrow accompanying pieces to go on each side.Halloween was a fun time for the kids. We were invited to a friends house to go Trick or Treating. Our neighborhood would have been a flop. We never get trick or treaters It is probably because we have a long dark driveway that snakes up steeply through the trees.

I went out on a limb and tried a new recipe using tomatillos. I have never used them before, they are quite pretty. The peeling was flower like and kinda sticky. The finished product however was not as appealing. It looked awful and was not tasty. I won't make that one again but fear not, I won't stop trying.