Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday Off?

I never have Saturdays off. This is a very exciting day for me. I have already accomplished alot, am hike, laundry, dishes, sewing, brunch,  and we are hoping to go to the party in downtown later. Here is Kuma today after the walk...she loves any time she get to go with... thank goodness it was cool.
She does not have blue eyes... the flash just reflects funny.
My final, largest sunflower is fading. I am sure it will soon be attacked by the wood pecker just like the other ones. I have enjoyed every aspect of growing these beauties. I will definitely be growing them again next year.

I also finished the blue section of Texas. Check out the teal barbwire fabric. I am so happy with the ease of this project. I know it will be greatly appreciated too. Working on the white and red next.            

Sunday, July 25, 2010

More Strips!!!

My Mom's friend gave me a huge box of her Dad's jeans. I sat down one day recently and cut up these strips. I need to sew them together and figure out how big I want to make the basket. My hands did hurt pretty bad after cutting so many of the seams. I try to keep them at least an inch. Wish me luck.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Texas in scraps

Here are the majority of the 11/2 inch strips that I spent the last two days cutting out. I was really excited to get a jump start on this project. It is intended as a Christmas gift, therefore I will only show this quilt in small pieces. I tried really hard to pull out the scrap basket. I wanted to buy as little fabric as possible. Currently, I have spent about $25, mostly on Texas themed fabrics. Eventually, I will need to purchase backing. For now I am just excited that I started it. I was really rushed last Christmas and did not have enough time to make handmade gifts for all. I planned this quilt just after the Holiday season. Well, we are almost half way there.

Friday, July 23, 2010

More Sunflowers!!!!!

Here is the final sunflower trying to open. It is very tall, almost 8ft. They have been a joy to gaze at right out the living room window.

This is the same sunflower only two days ago.

I think the birds are enjoying the drying out sunflowers. I caught a wood pecker going after this one the other afternoon.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Back to NCMA

Mom and sister came to town this weekend. We went to NC Museam of Art it was just as crowded as before. We really enjoyed walking around and the building is such a lovely space. Here are a few more shot of awesome images.

Three different Art Nouveau paintings with different artist all framed similarly.
Andrew Wyeth

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Earring Screen and Beaded Necklaces

I have had this screen frame for a really long time. I sprayed painted a lot of frames silver all at one time. I really like the way that this turned out. I keep up with the earrings much better this way. I have a small dish underneath that collects the studs and rings. The daffodils are my favorite flower ever. I keep fake ones... the only fake plant in my house. 

I painted these beads awhile back. I tied knots in this natural twine. This is actually a few necklaces. I quite like the statement they make all together.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Arboretum

We visited the NC State Arboretum this lovely cool summer day! Check out the glory that is oh so close to my home.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

1st Sunflower

Here is the first mammoth sunflower out of my living room window. These dyed curtains are almost the same color. I have been enjoying this view for last few days. I am amazed to see it change daily, now more seeds are being produced in their concentric rows. I hope the cool weather sticks around for a few more days. I want to dye some fabric soon.