Saturday, February 13, 2010

Random thoughts

Saw these toadstools/mushrooms/whatever growing on a Live Oak tree in front of the library - don't you love the colors? I am inspired to paint them

My Be Mine Valentine wallhanging (seen in a few posts back) made the Catwalk at SIS this week.

We are having a year long Top 10 challenge at Scrapgal, and February's Top 10 is to list your Top 10 tv shows; but since I rarely watch tv, I decided to do my 10 favorite books. Come on over and show us your Top 10!!!!!!

Amazing Amy over at These are a few of my favorite things has created 5 bags of vintage goodies to give away as RAKs . Just leave us a comment before the 19th about what is your absolute favorite things in the world. And don't forget, the new challenge will be up on the 15th.

This is a photo of the quilt I made from fabrics I got from my mother before she passed - not really my style but every time I look at it, I am reminded of her - I call it Hazel's Garden.

Thanks for reading and have a great Saturday. Even though it is cold here, I am off to the beach - it is a free day at the Art Museum and I also want to take some pix of the ocean - then a Starbucks or Panera's.
See you tomorrow with a Valentine!


kim c said...

Chris, you amaze me. That quilt is stunning. And can't wait to see how the shrooms inspired you. I love liken? lyken? on trees as well. Beautiful photo.

*kim* said...

That quilt is completely awesome!
that is one craft I've always wanted to try but just never have taken the "leap"!
Those mushrooms are so pretty - love the colors. Can't wait to see how you recreate them.

Jenneke said...

What a gorgeous quilt, Chris!! And so wonderful you made it with fabrics of your mother!
LOVE your layout, the colours and flowers are so beautiful!!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Hve a great time at the beach and I'm looking forward to see your pictures ánd your painting!


McMGrad89 said...

Love the quilt. Enjoy the museum.

Hanneke said...

That LO is beautiful, love all the flowers! And the quilt is so gorgeous, and I love the name you gave it!! Such a wonderfull memory!!!
Can't wait t0 see the painting you want to make of the mushrooms!!!
Have a wonderfull valentine!!

yyam said...

That is an amazing quilt Chris! I'm glad it holds some wonderful memories for you. Love the bright colors on your layout! Those blooms just pop off the page! :)

sarah said...

sigh, the ocean.... mi amor! hehe. can't wait to see the photos.

i think that the quilt is beautiful... :)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

how come u didn't tell us u made the catwalk......????? :( i am soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo proud of u and not proud of myself for not knowing :(:(:( I have become quite the slacker over there as i have been soooooooooooooooooo busy!!! :( I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the colors of the mushrooms and love love love love love the lo.....just gorgeous....and loving that amazing quilt...was your mom's name hazel???? that was my grandma's name :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Anonymous said...

OHMY, Hazel's garden is gorgeous! As is your book-layout... that quote ("I've been in love...") is sooooo up my alley! I guess booklovers send each other vibes... that's why we found each other for sure! Have a lovely Valentine's day Chris!

deana said...

Beautiful quilt & what a great memory of your mother, too.

How nice to be able to go to the beach. We have snow on the ground, so maybe I'll just live vicariously through you for awhile! Hope you were able to get some nice shots!

Congrats on Catwalk! Your work is always deserving of it!


Passing Fancies said...

Your quilt is beautiful. What a beautiful way to use the fabric. The mushrooms are gorgeous (for mushrooms). I love reading about all that you've been doing. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanet said...

Loving your quilt!Really gorgeous and I love your books layout!Such a beautiful design!
Congrats on the Catwalk!!You really are amazing Chris!!