Here's a shot from farther away of our bedside table, showing the quilt currently hanging on the wall behind it (ever changing display of wallquilts for the seasons). This was a fun and easy quilt that I made a couple of years ago - I love the play of the fabrics, and I suppose you have guessed by now that pears are one of my favorite fruits (LOL! layouts, paintings, quilts - I know - will this madness never end?!)
A closeup of one of the pears - this quilt was appliqued, pieced, and quilted by hand. The only things done on the sewing machine were the long seams putting the blocks together and the borders.
And now a very special thank you -
Last week I did a posting about Dina Wakley and her incredible art journal pages and the fabulous stencils that she uses. Well, I received the most fantastic surprise - Julie T-W, my crazy and incredible boss at TAAFOMFT and wonderful friend sent me a copy of the Stencil 101 book - it is awesome!!!!!! The book was in the mailbox when I got home yesterday and I just sat down and started looking at it - the stencils are so detailed, the designs are so unusual, and the whole thing is so sturdy - I am super psyched about this. I was getting crazed ideas about layout backgrounds and other projects so ..... you can expect to see some different things emerging from the studio very soon. Thank you Julie - you are absolutely the bestest!!!!!
I have lots to do today - I am working on several Christmas presents that I want to finish today and I need to tidy up the studio as it is kind of a mess (how does this happen??????) I also want to bake a key lime cake. Tomorrow I have to work part of the day but then I need to go shopping - I plan to make my mother's Christmas cake recipe this year but when I went to my normal grocery store (Publix) yesterday, they didn't have candied cherries or pineapple so I will have to try some other stores (like Walmart, which I really am not fond of). Anyone got any suggestions?
Have a great Friday and I know that I will be back for sure on Sunday as the new These are a few of my favorite things challenge will be up.