Sunday, August 1, 2010

Playing in the Studio

August 1st - I don't know whether to say the heat wave is almost over (joyous) or oh no, summer is almost over (sadness). This has been a long, hot summer but I'm not sure I want it to be over yet - so I will just continue to enjoy the heat (but not the humidity).

OK - so here's the latest out of my studio. What do you think? I'm thinking nursery wall hangings here, small 10" by 10" size. (Did you note the hand quilting - still needs work, but getting much better.) I have another one under way in blues with a train engine on it.

While I was playing, I also made a little larger autumn leaves wall hanging. I think I like this one a lot. The colors feel good to me. (Big T says still too bright - wait till he sees the purple one coming out.) I will probably machine quilt this one for a more polished look.

M and The Dude leave for a whole week in CA tomorrow morning. Sure will be quiet around here - just me and Big T talking to each other and ourselves. M has a consulting engagement and The Dude is going to stay with K&A and the Little Miss in San Diego for a week. They are both excited. The Dude has been practicing how to have a tea party and play Ring-around-the-Rosie this week. I think his aunt K and uncle A have a few surprises in store for him.

Off to play in the studio (after I make a three bean salad to let it marinate).

Hugs - Marie


  1. Your hand quilting is looking very nice. It takes a lot of practice, I guess. I am going to wash doglets and then clean up another little space in the old quilt room.

    glen: Shall we have iced tea together later on???

  2. Wow Marie, I think your inspiration is back!!! Mother Goose is too cute...I can see a series of nursery rhymes to follow!?! :) The leaves are gorgeous, just like the real ones in fall. Are you using your new embroidery machine now?

    Hope Dude gets to have a tea party since he practiced!!!!

  3. Love the ducky, Marie. Too cute, definitely nursery ... great job.

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    Have a beautiful summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  4. Mother Goose - very cute!

    The fall leaves - definitely not too bright. I like it!

  5. Oh Marie...I am loving Mother Goose! Beautiful work.
    I have had some fabulous peaches from NC also ;-)
    your friend,
    Janet xox

  6. LOVE them both!! No way is the bottom one to bright :)
    A nursery series would be wonderful - to bad I'm done with babies LOL


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