Wednesday, September 17, 2014

We Have Moved

Well, we moved almost two months ago, but phew... so much to do before and after the move. Which is why I haven't posted for quite a while.
We now live in Spanish Fork again.  Here are some photos of the place. We are still working on patching nail holes in walls and touch up painting, and lots of other little fixes. I just got screens in the windows today. Which makes me sooo happy.  Out of the 8 windows in the place, only 3 had screens.  Which meant my fly swatter has been working overtime.  I always have taken them for granted, until I was missing so many.

Living Room


Other End of Kitchen
 (walls are not as yellow as photo shows, it's lighter)

I painted over the green with the above grey

Laundry room on the left leads into large room in the right photo

What the basement looked like when we moved in! eek Painted it over Labor Day weekend


Monday, May 12, 2014

Spring Fling Crazy Quilt - Finished

As I worked on this project I practiced silk ribbon embroidery. It is a newly discovered art that I have decided I am quite fond of.  The Purple delphiniums on the far right corner, and the blue everlasting flowers on the bottom right block came from Ann Cox's book A-Z of Silk Ribbon Flowers.  I highly recommend this book.  It is quite easy to understand and has 32 different flower varieties of different skill levels. I probably will be doing more Silk Ribbon Embroidery and less crazy quilting in the future. The crazy quilt is fastened onto a piece of foam core poster board. 
This was created as part of a contest from . It was the spring fling crazy quilt challenge. 

Block 1

 Block 2
Delphiniums in Silk Ribbon, adapted from Ann Cox

Block 3 
Light venise lace flower in center right was lightly stained in turmeric infused water. 
Block 4
Everlasting flower in blue, adapted from Ann Cox. 
Yellow venise lace flowers in center top, were dyed, well stained rather, with turmeric infused water.