Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer Chamomile

Latest art quilt underway... it's summer, so of course I had to do a beach scene. Here it is drying in the hot sun.
The old water table is new all over again. I can't believe the hours of fun both of the kids have had with this thing. Our son dumped sand in it because he wanted to create the 'bottom of the ocean'. I thought the notion was pretty cool... not to mention my 3 1/2 yr old daughter asking every day, "Mama, where is heaven?" Makes for great conversation.

Here's the Granny's Flower Garden quilt I've been working on since late spring. I've had to back off a bit from it since looking down for such long periods actually gave me a stiff neck. Who knew hand sewing was a hazard to the old bod.

German chamomile that was grown from seed. I'm very proud of these little flowers since it's the ONLY thing planted from seed that ever grew from my amateur gardening hands.
And all the while some good old fashioned jazz playing in the background. It's quickly becoming the soundtrack of summer 2010 for us at 'Midnight Pines'. (all the kids in the family chose that name for our dwelling since it houses a bunch of night owls... not to mention all the Ponderosa pines in the yard.) Happy weekend :


Laura said...

the quilts are AMAZING! how i wish i had sewing talent. beautiful work, brenda. and all to the background of music of kind of blue-enchanting:)

artslice said...

Thank you! I never thought of myself as much of a sewing gal...I hand sew because my skills are so bad on the machine. (and I have more control)

Hope you can get a chance to paint soon!

Sarah said...

maybe your carrots will do better this year. your artwork is fantabulous! keep up the good work;)

artslice said...

Hi Sarah,
I hope for just as good of a carrot crop as last year. My family deserves a good feast!

Many thanks for your kind words!!