Thursday, June 25, 2009

Finally.... summer!!!!

ahhhhhh......... the sand between my toes.....

aaaahhhh!

It is finally summer!!!!!

A time for beautiful sunrises...

Mr. U sees the sunrise on Prospect Mtn

gorgeous sunsets....

view to the side of the motel

lazy days at the beach.....

homeschooling gang at Fort Ann beach on Lake George

at Fort Ann beach on Lake George

yummy stuff growing right outside our windows.....

berries growing outside the kitchen window

vibrant flowers......

flower in the garden at the motel

thunderous storms....

coming down hard!

pretty puddles....

puddle

running in the rain.....

Sugarbaby and her friends running through the rain

finished projects......

finished quilt

(this quilt went to Kriszta in Hungary and since it has arrived at its destination, I can show the details which needed to include a wonky house or log cabin, a star, a 3D element and the recipient's choice of color- Kriszta's was green)

I was inspired to try ideas I learned from 4th and 6th Designs in a trunk show and lecture at our guild some months ago....

back of quilt

...creating 'strata' with strips of batik fabrics, machine appliqueing with some Roxanne's basting glue and a crayon coloring stitching technique along the appliqueed pieces....

close up of front

some wool tree pieces and a two-colored binding....

close up of quilt

Why not start the summer off with a little giveaway??!!!!

Dresden Plate quiltie

This piece of pink was meant for Beth but it is larger than our criteria, so I finished off and would be happy to give it to one lucky person! Leave me a comment and I will announce the winner on July 3rd!!!!

HAPPY SUMMER !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Check out Helen's giveaway too!