Sunday, March 9, 2014
Time flies by. Youth is wasted on the young. No matter how you look at we all are getting older and there no holding it back. We can either embrace it or crawl up in a ball and hide in a corner. I choose to have fun with it and celebrate with wall-hangings.
I quilted this wall-hanging using the stippling stitch.
All I need to do now is box it and send it to my brother.
I can't explain the feeling I get when I look at these pictures from our trip two years ago. It was a marvelous adventure out west. These are scenes taken from the road in North Dakota. Can you imagine driving a covered wagon through this landscape?
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Our 5500 mile road trip, two summers ago, is all but a distant memory. But, oh, what beautiful memories and fun we had traveling even when it felt endless miles before our next stop. This wall-hanging I made for my mother of the moose she took at the entrance of the Grand Tetons National Park will help to keeps those memories alive and put a smile on our faces.
I tried to use stitching to show the ripples in the lake.
I attempted thread painting for the stems and leaves in the water.
The mountains were only outlined with stitching. The sky was quilted using the outline of the mountains.
Beautiful memoires from our trip to Yellowstone:
Old Faithful- how lucky to be there at the right time of day to get this picture
Patience does pay off
Sunday, February 9, 2014
I had dental surgery this past week, which took a greaert toll on my free time than I had originally planned, therefore I didn't make much progress on the quilt.
As always, looking at my options before deciding on which material to use for the border.
I hope to get most of it quilted this week and add the details.
The rivers and waterfalls are spectacular at Yellowstone.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
The great thing about Maryland weather is that we always have a reprieve and we definitely got one this weekend with temperatures in the high forties on Saturday. But, they are calling for more winter weather again tonight. My sister, who lives in Nome, and I have been bantering about the weather for the last two weeks. When it is unusually cold down here, it is warm up there. While we were cold and miserable, she was loving life up there.
Going from the pattern to choosing colors is always a challenge for me. When first trying to select the material, I try to think outside of the box to broaden the spectrum. Sometimes it's a fit; sometimes, it's a disaster.
The camera flash did the colors a injustice.
Finding the buffalo in the middle of the road holding up traffic was definitely a sight to see on our way out of Yellowstone.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
This week was perfect to work on this wall hanging. Snow and cold weather goes equals moose and snowy mountains.
On our trip to Yellowstone a year ago, left us with many wonderful memories during our 5,500 mile journey.
We have learned when there is a traffic jam in a park, there must be wildlife abound. When we first entered the Grand Tetons Park, traffic was at a crawl. Mom hopped out of the car and went to see what the commotion was all about. She was able to snap several pictures of this magnificent animal eating in the water.
I liked the angle of the moose in this photo, but I also wanted a little more landscape of the area than what was shown in the photo. Therefore, I decided to combine three photos.
I had to put the Tetons in the picture.
First I said, "I can't" to walking out there, then I thought why not? When would I get out to the Tetons again to have such an experience?
Sunday, January 12, 2014
I think the legs need a little bit of shading, don't you? Nothing fancy, just a dark line to separate them.
I think the dark line helps to add a little bit of dimension to the legs. It provides a dark contrast to move your eye across the composition. I love the toe nails.
I edged the picture with white material and then added the blue material.
As with my last wall hanging, I really wanted the negative space to be a part of the composition. I took time to plan the pattern for the free motion stitching for the sand and water.