Sunday, April 26, 2009

May Day

Yesterday our little town had the raising of the May day pole. It was a great event and the weather could not have been more perfect. I was finally able to just sit and enjoy the sun, our neighbor was even nice enough to point out how white I was.

The town dancers decorated the pole to some traditional German music, and the band was wearing all the traditional outfits as well. There was beer, brats, and just a lot of fun.

And in case you don't care...

here is what i'm working on now. corinnea has inspired me to do what i've been dreaming of forever. She pulled out her awesome zig zag quilt reminding me of the rainbow one that was lost in my mind. So here is a little sneak preview...

Friday, April 24, 2009

My new favorite quilt

It's finally finished!! I'm in love with it. It's filled with my favorite fabrics, and critters, and, most importantly, makes me smile!

It isn't completely finished, and knowing me, probably won't be for another year, or at least three months. It is made up of four blocks of five different patterns (this is because I've finally come to the realization that I can get four of the same blocks done until I get bored and have to put it away).

Because it's my new favorite I have to enter it into the awesome quilt festival that closes today. I hope i'm not too late...

If you don't know about it click on the picture above and hopefully you have time to enter as well!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Couple More

I have a couple of new collages to show off. This first one I really like. It's probably because it involves the ocean which i have a strange obsession with..... Anything involving fish I adore.

And also I had this great vision to have birds on a telephone wire. It's not finished yet because I feel that it's missing something. Suggestions would be great!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

beads, beads, beads..... and a quilt.

Jenny and I went to an expo at the stuttgart messe today! and it was so much fun, I'll let her tell you all about it because I just want to show you my goodies! this is a pile of some of the stuff I got. If I had known what I was going to, then my wallet would have been stuffed just a little bit better...

Also! My dad got back from Africa yesterday and surprised me with these lovelies when I came home from the expo...

He bought them from a lady in the market who said she had made them herself! They made of paper (magazine I think) and are so cool. (His only request was that I keep them out of my mouth. Apparently I tend to chew on my jewelry....?)

But in other news I quilted my Anna Maria Horner quilt. All that's left now is the dreaded binding...