Friday, April 28, 2017

Alexander Quilt

The nursery colors are blue and green to mimic the globe.
The theme is "Oh the Places you will go!".


I started with a light background
to contrast the purple letters of his name.
I wanted his name to stand out
 so I wanted it different from the rest of the other letters.

Then I started on the globe.
The actual sphere and map was not difficult.
But the metal stand that holds the globe was crazy hard!
I wasted about 2 yards of fusible stabilizer and fabric.
I did it 3 times before I finally got it to look decent.

The red lettering was another issue.
I learned my lesson.
I will never again have so many letters in a quilt.
and at that small font size!  O_O

Then the quilting.
Just a simple meander stitch.
Here's the back.
(name crossed out for security reasons) 
 Don't mind the hubby at the back. LOL!

Finished quilt:  51" x 45"

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Guess What's For Lunch... and for Dinner?

Remember the garden survivors from the brief frost we had?
I talked about it on my last post (click here).

Well look how GINORMOUS (yes, it's a word.... in my dictionary.  ;oP)
they are now!
... and they are in containers!

To give you perspective,
here is how large the leaves are compared to my hand.
 
 ...and its babies?...
these don't look like babies...


..and no folks, these aren't watermelon.
(at least that's what the nursery said!  O_O)
 

But for dinner tonight?
We are having broccoli!
 

The florets are a little on the small side...
But it's plenty enough for a family of 4!

S2 loves it with melted cheddar.

...and for lunch?
I'm going to satisfy my udon craving...
After all, I just harvested my first ever bokchoy!! 
 

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

They Survived!

Ahhh  Florida!
I really thought that my veggies that I planted 
before the last frost were not going to make it!

And although my okra did not make it
and my more mature basil, my squashes survived!

and so did my tomatoes.  ;)

and the broccoli!
Did you know that brocolli leaves are edible?
Can't wait to make some broccoli pesto!  YUM!

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Belated Birthday Blues


I honestly didn't have a story or a quote about this post.
Not because there aren't any... 
but because I just do not know what to pick
out of all that is out there....

ACB is one of my dearest friends.
He is family.


The reasoning for this coverlette is another story onto itself. 
But I will let him tell you that story himself...


Blue is his favorite color.
This crochet project covers a queen size bed.


It took me 9 months to make.
 I think he likes it.
What do you think?
 
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Eye Study






The eyes are considered as one of the most wonderful things we have. 
With our eyes, we could see the beauty of our world and other things. 
Sometimes, you can also tell how a person feels 
through his or her eyes 
 whether sadness, happiness, or sometimes even lies.
 It is no wonder why, 
 that the eyes are said to be
 the open windows to the soul of a person. 

from goodmorningquote.com 


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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Canvas-Rooster



“A rooster crows only when it sees the light. 
Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow.
 I have seen the light and I’m crowing.”
                              – Muhammad Ali  




8"x10"
acrylic on canvas
credit to TheArtSherpa for the tutorial

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Sketchbook- Peace




Peace...
It does not mean to be in a place
where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.
It means to be in the midst of those things
and still be calm in your heart. 
                                   -author Unknown      

          

        
               tutorial credit to Painting with Jane               
 Slightly altered since I could not paint too well with a palette knife on paper.

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