Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Apple Pies and Snow!



It's snowing hard here today. 
The first snowstorm is so pretty. 
By next March, not so much!
If you are traveling today, be safe!
I'm home baking apple pies.
Happy Thanksgiving!
This is not a poem.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pretty Quilt Back


Yes, this is the back of a quilt, found on BGelhausen's Photostream on Flickr.
Visit that page to see her quilts, aprons and purses. Nice work!



Monday, November 24, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Green Quilt


"Green Quilt" by ElizabethCake on flickr. Nice photoshoot! 
Another possible name for this quilt: Grandmother's Foliage. I like the mixture of warm and cool greens in this quilt. And the bright spot in the middle makes it sing. Nice job!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Button Art - Phyllotaxy


This button art creation is called Phyllotaxy. According to Wikipedia that means: 

In botanyphyllotaxis or phyllotaxy is the arrangement of leaves on a plant stem. 
Phyllotactic spirals form a distinctive class of patterns in nature.

I found this photo here. It appears to be a poster (no longer available) by Jim Bumgardner

This design reminds me of the center of a daisy or a sunflower. See the blue swirl? Nice!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Two Giveaway Winners!


And the winners of the string quilt book giveaway are:
1. P from Wisconsin (Her blog is The Way I Sew It)
2. Heather from Illinois (Her blog is Peachy Pages)

Yayy! P and Heather! (crowd cheers wildly) Your prizes are on the way.
The Photo above is from a 1920's beauty pageant. It's how I imagine P and Heather. Heehee.

Keep an eye out for Simply Strings by Rana Heredia. Thank you for the books, Rana! 



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Knitted Blanket by Linda Aylor


Gorgeous knitted blanket called "Lizard Ridge" designed by Linda Aylor. The pattern is available on Ravelry as a free download. Scroll 1/4 of the way down the page.
What a stunning photo too!