Saturday, May 30, 2015

Bitter Sweet growing in the Mojave...

I have moved and transplanted these monsters 3 times ... They just have the will to keep on going ... 
We live in the High Desert of Southern California - 
The Mojave.  

So far they are looking healthy but once that 100 degree sunshine hits them they begin to swelter.  Am hoping the block wall that they are planted against, which is actually West of them, will help to protect them from too much sun.  Those Sun Flowers are decrative NOT real stuff.
In case you have not heard we are having a serious drought.  They just may never make it.  Never did get much blooming but then I am the 'forever optimist'.  
I love decorating with bittersweet and have always purchased it on the internet.  
Hopefully I won't be doing that again.

Thanks for visiting and wish me LOTS of Luck...

Peace to all,

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

FOLK BASKET ~ Wool Applique

Just finished lacing the piece to foam core. 
Painted the flat 2" wide frame a subtle crackled black.
It is hard to see in the photo but I wanted some kind of texture on this 'Plain Jane' frame, 
which I prefer for this project...
Yes ... I seriously need to do some housecleaning... 
Don't look too closely.  Like my Mother would say, "it is either someone coming or going".

This is my first 'wool applique'.  I have learned a lot.  
My blanket stitches are OK...but when I get to the outside corners???what can I say?  
I do need help.  Marcia, also a member of the Creative Crafters group here in Sun City, Apple Valley, Ca., is an accomplished and award winning quilter.  
She has been so patient helping and showing me the ropes for this art form. 

One of my many WIP needs some backing...
So for now and 'til next time, enjoy the day 
and thanks for stopping by.

Peace and Blessings to all,