Thursday, July 17, 2014
When I was kindergarten age, my grandmother would walk me to school every morning and we played the game of counting cats- sort of a version she made up of 'Eye Spy.' I loved it. Those cats seemed so mysterious and sweet.
At my grandmother's house was a large pine tree under the kitchen window that I would watch robins playing under. I would stand and just watch them from that window as my grandmother talked to me about everything.
I have this pattern now listed in my Etsy store. It will come with a book that I put together of photographs and color suggestions- a recipe and fun for you.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
All through fair June the tasseled corn waved forth
In shining green arrayed;
The warm,sweet air that bloweth from the south
It's verdue richer made,
Till now it's ripened husks are gathered all
The granary within;
And harvesters are met this Autumn night
To fill the waiting bin.- 1893
I love how this came out! The colors are great and the design so cheery! This pattern is now available in my Etsy shop along with a book of instruction, colors, and more.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
I ran into a problem as I worked on the background. I ran out of the blue I was using and needed a creative way to make it stretch. Originally I had wondered about adding a hay-bundle, but then decided against it. Well, as my blue came to a screaming halt, the idea of the hay bundle came to be very practical. Then my husband suggested a couple blowing leaves- perfect!
Right now I am trying to decide what color to whip-stitch my edge with.
My favorite part of this is the background blues- I used a Double M Sheep and Wool color, 'Clementine' and an unidentified (LOL) matching gray/blue. I just love how the colors create a brisk, blustery day.
Now onto a little kitty in a bed of Peonies........