Wednesday, September 25, 2013

old photos

I like making things, what-cha-ma-call-its, from old photos and bits and pieces.
Old photos are hard to find, especially those that say things to me, like this one.

I was just laughing to myself, if this were PJ and Ray or Kynda and Mike,, the caption might be quite different.   Have a wonderful Wednesday all.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

O Happy Day

I make these because I love old hymns.  I guess this one is a "gospel" song, written in the 18th Century using a melody from the 17th century which was  changed in the 19th century.  We're still singing it sometimes.  Aretha does it.

Guess I should have taken the picture before I framed it, if you are looking for good photos they aren't found in this blog.  I just say "Oh, you get the idea".

Good thoughts on this Tuesday beautiful fall morning.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mary Fisher design, a post by Peace and Applique

This morning I stumbled on this post on  Facebook.  For those of us in Michigan, Mary Fisher is a familiar name.  You might like to check it out.  The fabric is beautiful. It was posted by Peace and Applique, a wonderful little quilt  shop near Kynda's in Springfield, Illinois.

These beautiful fabrics are from a collection by Clothworks Fabrics called Belle. The designer is Mary Fisher.

Mary's powerful works in fiber, sculpture and handmade paper have established her among the nation’s leading artists. Mary’s earliest work as an artist was with fiber, including intensive work as a tapestry weaver at Cranbrook Academy of Art in her native Michigan.

She was a thriving artist and mother of two young sons when she was diagnosed HIV-positive in the summer of 1991. Within months, she began working to raise awareness of and dispel stigma about the disease. In the years since, she has used art and advocacy to improve the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS, especially women and girls.

If you need ideas, there's a pattern available using fabrics from this collection -

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sculptures of horses at Meijer Gardens.

Can't miss him, he is one big horse. The tiny person in the picture is PJ
He had a very large shoe size.

I would quickly get out of his way.

This one looked like driftwood.  We saw it from the tram ,our driver explained that it was made by the artist in wood, then taken apart and the pieces cast and then put back together.  I asked if the sculptures were protected in our Michigan winters and he said no, only a very few of them.  Guess that horse would need a big tarp.

I worked all day cleaning up my garden, it was a beautiful day today.  Hope you had the same.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pumpkins at Meijer Gardens

So many of us say this is our favorite time of the year. Meijer Gardens is in Grand Rapids and I have lots of pictures, just started with my favorites.

I have been a little absent lately, I hope everyone is doing well and your garden is beautiful too.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Little pumpkins, big sunflower...

I never had a sunflower like this one which was planted by the birds.  The bees loved it and the birds have been feasting also.  It is 12 inches.  I am going to save it for their thanksgiving dinner.
John helped me pick my pumpkin crop, since the squirrels had torn up the plants.  He is holding Little Octobers and the others are Jack-be-Littles. John started kindergarten this week.  Happy Friday which is almost gone, a beautiful day.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ray's Bar-B-Que

"They keep saying it is better than Starnes.  I wonder what kind of meat is Starnes?"  Only people from Paducah, Ky. will know. 

I hope your weekend was wonderful too.