Sunday, May 22, 2011

Poppy Power!

A year ago or so, a student of mine gave me some wonderful vintage poppy seeds. I planted them in a February snow like she told me to do. The first year they did ok, but this year they are out of this world! They are at least three feet tall and are beautiful!

Look at this one, it has the prettiest ruffles to it all with the same set of seeds!

I just love looking at these poppies and I wish they would bloom even longer than they do. I have a current on going block of the month called the Secret Language of Flowers. A couple of month's ago I choose to do a poppy. The meaning for poppies is consolation. I did a bit of google research to get a little more information on why that was. Consolation just seemed a little random to me.

We'll it is not random at all! There was a poem written during World War I called Flanders Fields. Apparently in the fields were there was a lot of blood shed poppies would grow. How appropriate, a bright red flower! Now all Commonwealth countries(Australia, Canada and United Kingdom) celebrate Remembrance day on November 11. On that day they wear Poppies! After I found all of that information consolation didn't seem all that random for the meaning of a poppy.

(Not I just changed my post! The meaning of poppies is not courage! I just looked at my square, it is consolation! I just changed it throughout my post.)

Talk to you later,

Friday, May 13, 2011

Fabric Flowers!

This month I decided to take some time off to do some personal projects. One day last week I decided to spend the day making fabric flowers!

I love making them, but I can only wear so many of them!

These three flowers(above and two below) are made with the wonderful Italian silk that you can get from the Robert Talbot tie company.

I made these two(above and below) because I have seen a lot of these colors in the stores for summer.

This one I experimented by hand dying my own silk dupioni. I thought it turned out pretty nice!

If you would like to buy any of these, you can go to my website and look in the catalog under Fabric Flowers, or you can come to the retreat this year and Candace Kling will show you how!

Talk to you later,

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Easter Fun!

I am finally getting around to posting some fun Easter photo's! Here is my 14 year with the required bunny ears above his head, it's Easter you know!

Here are my two youngest and of course we again see the required bunny ears!

We still love each other even though we fight all day long!(not me but the two little ones! Ha!)

Tomorrow I will get back to crazy quilting, I just had to post a few fun pictures of my family!

Talk to you later,