Saturday, June 16, 2018


I don't know if it is an especially good year for geraniums this year, but I am loving mine.

On the front porch. Everything in the front of my house is pink or white or blue because I have pink knock-out roses and pink spirea as part of the permanent plantings. This color in person is just knock- your-socks-off magenta.

Same color in pots on either side of the garage.

I am having a big Fourth of July party this year so everything on the back deck is either red, white, or blue. There are three of these railing planters.

Some of these plants have some growing to do, but I know they will fill out. The geraniums are in a big pot with white diamond frost and blue salvia.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


I was at a Woman's Club luncheon yesterday and sat next to a friend that I don't see very often. We chatted about this and that and then she asked me if my  Favela quilt that had hung at my one woman show three years ago was still available. She and her late husband had lived in Brazil for a few years and she thought it would be a good gift for her daughter. I still had the quilt so now it is going to a good home.
I had made the quilt after a trip to South America a few years ago. The favelas are colorful slums built into the sides of the hills and I knew I had to make a quilt of them. I blogged about them here.

It is a small quilt, only 14" x 18"

 I usually use a backing to coordinate with the front, as I did here. The front of the quilt uses all my hand dyed fabrics, but the back was a purchased fabric that looks hand dyed and looked so good with the front.

I finished all of my little box people and put them in their permanent place. I did a lot of shifting around before I was satisfied. The black background measures 14" x 24".

It is somewhat serendipitous that my Favela quilt came to light right now. Can you see the similarities?

I will be linking up with Off the Wall Friday.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The last of my box people

I finished the last of them today. It has been a lot of fun but I am ready to move on. I took several of your suggestions as to what they could be doing. Some are even related to fiber. Someone asked me if I was going to make any women. I like to think of them as androgynous, but some of them do suggest  men or women. You decide.

These tiny cards are some of the miniatures I found at Michael's.

Same for the umbrella and box of tiny spools of thread in the next one.

My friend, Paula, gave me a tiny tea set from a doll house. I only used the cup and saucer.

The washtub came from Michael's and the bubbles are bubble wrap, of course.

The sewing machine is from Michael's and the small quilt was made from a bag of pieced scraps left from my Big Green Diptych quilt.

Paula knitted me this itsy piece. She knitted it on tiny metal needles and transferred it to plastic toothpicks.  I cut them down and glued the kitting in place so it wouldn't fall off.

Several people suggested that I have a dancer, so here is my ballerina.

Now I have to decide how I am going to put them all together on one big black background. I'll be sure to show you when I do.

I'm linking up with Off The Wall Friday.

Friday, June 1, 2018

A few more box people and a wedding

I know I haven't posted in awhile and I hope you haven't given up on me. I was in Florida for a week getting more furniture delivered and shopping, shopping, shopping for house things. Since this is a brand new empty house I had to get EVERYTHING from potato peeler to vacuum cleaner and everything in-between. We got a lot accomplished and had fun doing it. We still will have a bit more to do when we go back in January, but the house is very livable for now.

Then last week I went to the wedding of my great niece, Allyson in Baltimore, MD. Since I got home I have been gardening.

I did manage to get four new box people made. I found some fabulous accessories for them in Michael's in the miniature section and was given some cute things by friends. I still have to make several more people to use up the accessories.

Susan, in my FiberWorks group, gave several delightful little things to use, including this golf club and the tennis racket below. The size got distorted by the photo. They are pretty good to scale in person.

These two have to go together. The flower pot and watering can were found at Michael's. I have quite a few more things to use, so stay tuned and come back for more......real tiny knitting by my friend, Paula, a sewing machine, a wash tub, tiny thimbles, an American flag, and more. 

Here is the beautiful bride and her handsome hubby. He graduated from the Air Force Academy and thus the military uniform. They will be deployed to South Korea in August.

She wore her grandmother's gown for the ceremony. That's her mom, my niece, Diane, buttoning her up. She changed into a gown more suited for dancing for the reception. You can see it hanging on the wall. It was equally stunning. It was a stellar affair, held at an elegant old hotel in downtown Baltimore that is now only used for weddings and other affairs. It was gorgeous!

This was taken right before we left the hotel for the rehearsal party dinner at a different fabulous restaurant. That's me in the middle with assorted nieces and great nieces.

Here I am with the mother of the bride right before the wedding ceremony. This was all on my late husband's side of the family. They are so good about inviting me to everything. Next will be a baby shower at the end of June in NYC.

Please come back. I promise to be more productive in the future.

I am linking up with Off the Wall Friday.