Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Fall Garden and a bit of SAW

I attended the Squam Art Workshops last week. It was my first time there and I am certain it will not be my last. There is alot to think about and process so I will keep that for another post.

In the meantime, fall is here and the cold nights are taking a toll on the flowers in the garden. They are still beautiful...just a bit tattered is all. I hope you enjoy them.

The variation in color and petal shape is amazing. It is always a surprise to see what comes from the seeds planted in spring.

A gorgeous bud that is so architectural in shape. I love the black outline.

The long thin spidery petals appeared this year. I don't remember these from any other year I have grown zinnias...but I love them.

This poor little zinnia is really fading.

This is a view of the underside of the flower below.

This flower has amazing color - this picture does not do it justice.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

DQS7 ...

I joined my first Doll Quilt Swap I found on flickr. It has been around for a while because they are up to DQS7. If you are a quilter and you have not participated in a swap, try it out. It is fun to see everyone's contribution and since your swap partner is a secret, there is the fun of designing and making your quilt as well as the anticipation of which quilt will be sent to you. It is a great surprise to receive the package from your mystery swap partner in the mail.

When you sign up for the swap you can comment on the things you like. My partner's comment was the following:

'My likes are things that are fun and colorful- I love the little houses people are doing and I love log cabin blocks. I like the more contemporary designer prints and am not such a fan of things that are overly cutesy. I love images from nature and I prefer bright fun colors over darker or really washed out color. I hope that helps!'

I really hope her request was met. What do you think?


I am completely honored to receive this quilt. It is so very beautiful with it's scalloped edge and florettes with a bead center. I just love it! It was made by the very talented member of Doll Quilt Swap Sewz4fun. She also included a fun package of ribbons, flowers, ric rac and buttons for use in my doll making. AND she included a handmade card. She is one very talented woman.

Thanks so much!

I hope to be included in DQS8 in January.