Jennifer(top 2 pics), came over for Craftapolloza III on Saturday. She is making great progress on her first quilt. I'm so proud of her! Oh, and thanks to Aunt Kath who helped her out.A fine time was had by all last Saturday....it was way to short.Thats Kathleen's daughter, Sarah, sewing feverishly in the pic above. Amy was also hanging out with us. We of course had lots of laughs and lots of yummy food. Can't wait to do it again......hopefully in March or April we'll do a road-trip down to Cissna Park for Craftapolooza IV !
Sophie was gracious enough to share her chair with Colleen on Saturday.....Colleen's craft? Grading school papers. She always claims she's not crafty, but I've seen her do some really crafty things. For example, she made the blanket that Sophie is laying on in the previous post.
Thanks for stopping by Aunt!...and thanks so much for the beautiful flowers!
Sophie doesn't have many toys, but she does have Mrs.Hopkins who is a little stuffed bunny. Sophie likes to grab Mrs. Hopkins and growl and shake her really hard. It's always quite amusing to Sophie's people (me and Chuck). Chuck tucked MH into bed with Sophie and the both of us had a good laugh.....what can I say, it doesn't take much to entertain the Kells family ;)
I did this several months ago and I thought I posted it, but I couldn't find it on the blog when I was searching. So if you've seen it before...oh well here it is again. The sunflower is painted onto fabric I dyed . After the paint dried i then thread painted it. The cut out of the side of the flower was a happy accident ;) It's small, measuring 5 by 8 inches. I'm working on something much bigger....here's a sneak peak;)
My mom asked me to make a baby quilt for Maria, who is a classroom assistant at her school. So I did. And here it is. Her baby's name is (will be) Lupita so I 'wrote' her name on the quilt. Hope the ultrasound is right and Lupita doesn't come out as Lupito.
The inspiration for this piece was the work of artist Pieter Cornelis Mondriaan, Jr., (March 7, 1872-February 1, 1944). He was a Dutch abstract painter . He painted in a spare, precise, geometric manner mostly using primary colors. It was a style that Mondrian called neoplasticism.
This piece measures 12 inches by 19 inches. The red dress was hand embroidered, stiffened with heavy starch and then cut out and applied to piece with Heat and Bond.
This is the first project for season II of Project Quilting.
Words to describe me: Mom(to Eric & Danny),wife(to Chuck),Auntie(to Grace, Jessica, Jack),big sister (to 5 sibs),crafty, scrapbooker, new quilter. Homebirth nurse/baby catcher,friend (I got a pocketful of friends!), early morning person,coffee drinker (all day!)happy,and much more to be added later...oh yea...I love books and wine and Jesus!