Thursday, July 28, 2011

Falling into Place...

After a month of battling with rainy weather
and mechanical break downs,
we are making progress in the hay fields.

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View from the back door...
This hay field is just across the river.

You can see the tractor parked with our neighbor's
round baler behind it.
(our baler has not been repaired from the fire yet)

Lots of big 6 foot round bales ready to be stored away
for the winter cow feed.

CLICK HERE to read about Fire in the Hay Field

After a long day of baling hay, Brad crossed the river on foot
and came up into the back yard and cooked steaks
over a campfire for all of us.

The yearling cattle just can't resist coming up to the fence
to see what's going on in the yard.

Gerber Daisy

Star Lily

I have been spending time in the Thread Shed,
but I haven't been quilting...

I gathered up quilts and prepared lecture notes
for my Trunk Show at the
Thursday, July 28 7 pm
Benton County Museum
1101 Main Street
Philomath, Oregon

The pick up is all loaded with quilts!
I hope to see you soon...

If you can't make the Trunk Show
CLICK HERE to view a slide show of my Quilts

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CLICK HERE to Watch Me Work

CLICK HERE to view The Thread Shed

CLICK HERE to view My Exhibit Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

Friday, July 15, 2011

You're Invited....To my Trunk Show

I am gathering up my quilts...

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Traditional Quilts like this
Grandmother's Flower Garden

and this
Clam Shell Quilt

Along with Contemporary Quilts...

Pepper Dish Quilt

Woven Sunshine Quilt

Midnight in the Garden Quilt

and Art Quilts like this...

" Day Dreaming"
Portrait Quilt

You are invited to come and see all of them!

Thursday, July 28, 2011
7 pm
Benton County Historical Museum
Philomath, Oregon
Mary's River Quilt Guild

Visitors are always Welcome !

Mark the date on your calendar
and invite a friend to come along with you.

Whether you are a traditional, contemporary or art quilter,
this is a trunk show for everybody.

CLICK HERE:  To view my Trunk Show

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

CLICK HERE for the Thread Shed Tour

CLICK HERE to view: Mary's River Quilt Guild Website

CLICK HERE to view: Mary's River Quilt Guild Blog

CLICK HERE to view: Classes

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thermofax Printing on Shirts...

This note has been hanging around for weeks.

I decided to pay attention to it today...

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I am in need of work shirts for when I am using
textile paints.
Something to cover up and keep me clean.

I thought it would be fun to decorate my work shirts...

Thermofax Printing came to mind.

Versatex Screen printing Inks

I prefer Versatex over Speedball.
Versatex are a bit thicker and hang on the scraper better.

This shirt came home from the thrift store with me
last week...

3 layers of thermofax designs printed so far...

This shirt is ready for fun!

I have had this work shirt for awhile,
but thought it could use some printing too.

Pink Coneflowers & Black Birds

After I added orange's done.

I have worked in this shirt for years...
It is time to cover up all the paint stains.

Birds on a Wire is one of my newest screens.

This shirt is ready for fun!

3 shirts to wear...
Makes me want to put one on and do some more
textile painting!

View from the back:

The End

Speaking of Ends...

This Starling doesn't like Gunnr out playing in the yard.
It must have babies nearby somewhere.
When Gunnr is playing with his ball, the bird swoops down from the tree and pecks him on his fanny.
This has been going on for weeks!
Gunnr, of course, could care less, and doesn't even acknowledge the bird in any way.
He is so in love with his blue ball that nothing else matters...

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

CLICK HERE to view: Thermofax Printing Play Days

CLICK HERE to view: Silk Screen Printing Play Day

CLICK HERE to view: Thermofax Printed Fabric in Portrait Quilt Borders

CLICK HERE to see where I got my thermofax screens

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

The Kindness of Neighbors...

There's no one nicer than a neighbor...
There's no one more loyal and true.

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Yes, you see 2 Balers in our hay field...

Neither one belongs to us...

Our neighbor came over this evening to help us
get our hay baled.
(after he baled his own hay all day today)

This baler belongs to Brad's cousin.
Brad is pulling it with the green tractor.

Many Thanks to our neighbors for lending a helping hand
when we needed it most.

Our baler is parked in the barn lot for now.
We are hoping to repair the damage caused by the fire.

I watered the flower beds this morning:

Water Droplets on an Iris Leaf

Look closely to see the reflection of the flower bed
in the biggest droplet on top of this leaf

The sun came out and dried up the water droplets...
Glad I took these images !

I got away from the hay field and the barn lot
later in the day and spent a few hours in here:

I put a cord bound edge treatment on
" Day Dreaming "

CLICK HERE to view Day Dreaming

I also mended a few clothes for my kids.

It felt good to hear the soothing hum
of the sewing machine...
Music to my Soul.

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

CLICK HERE to view: Quilted Zipper Bag Tutorial

CLICK HERE to view: Clean Up Cloth

CLICK HERE to view: Cord Bound Edge Treatment Tutorial

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thank You Quilting Arts.....

Look what the Mail Man delivered...

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This is a PRIZE package from
Quilting Arts Magazine !

Gunnr would love to give Quilting Arts a
BIG Lick of gratitude.

I, however, would just like to say
THANK YOU so much Quilting Arts Magazine!
I am thrilled with my prizes.

Here are a few images of the spring calves:

They are not tiny babies anymore...

The Calf Trio

Clematis are blooming now...

These images would make a gorgeous

Things are looking better in the hay field.
Brad's cousin called and said they were done with their
round baler so we could come over and pick it up.
We just finished hooking it up to our tractor.
After lunch Brad will begin making round bales again.
Life is Good...

Many Thanks to all of you who wrote and called with words of support.
Your kindness means so very much.

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

CLICK HERE to view Neocolor II Portrait Tutorial

CLICK HERE to view Cord Bound Edge Tutorial

CLICK HERE to view Photoshop Elements Portrait Tutorial

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,