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Friday, June 22, 2012

Yellow Stuff

My sister, Becky, has a magic touch in her garden. This charming setting greets visitors at the entrance to her driveway. The magic continues throughout the entire property. Not only are plantings lush and healthy, there are whimsical touches around every corner: rusty hanging lanterns, bicycles, cute critters, benches, arbors . . . it's a feast for the senses. Note the sign on the chicken coop: Maximum Occupants 400 What a labor of love and a privilege for me to enjoy it on my last visit.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Buttons on Board

My sister generously let me use her vintage buttons to embellish this small wall quilt. A few buttons, like the blue one, are painted metal. This quilt began after I learned the basics of thermofax screen printing from Maggie Weiss. If you ever get a chance to take a class with Maggie, go for it. She's a fabulous teacher and lovely person. The fabric featured in the circle is my button design, printed on commercial marble batik. Check out the National Button Society link where you can learn about classification of buttons for competition! Yes, like quilt competition, there is button competition!