Love This Wallpaper!

I saw this wallpaper today and love it!!! I’m always thinking about design ideas for Max’s new room. I get an idea and then another one, and now those are gone and I’m thinking about this one!  It’s called Frames and is meant to be drawn on.

Frames WallPaper by Graham and Brown

But my question is… How do you explain to a toddler that you can draw on this wall, but not the other walls. I guess I know how to explain it, but the question really is how do you make it stick in their adventuresome little heads. I’ve wondered this same thing about chalkboard walls, too. Hmmmm….

More Quilts

Well, I’m almost finished with the second baby quilt. But I can’t post it until I’m done, or else the parents might see it!!!! 🙂 The piecing is done and I am very happy with it! Although a few pieces don’t line up like I want them to, so I am going to have to take it apart and actually pin it before I sew… (Something I try to avoid at all costs, but it has to be done here…) Then I just have to make a quilt sandwich and quilt it together!

But, my mind is also working on two other ones! I’m making a wedding present quilt and another baby quilt! I’m so excited about them. I probably shouldn’t post anything about the wedding one either, since they might see this. I think it’s going to be really cool!! But I can post about the other baby one because they rarely go online! 🙂

So the baby’s room is periwinkle, with green and brown. I am using recycled bed linens for the background color and the back of the quilt. So I found a nice purple color fabric that I thought would work. Not perfect, but close. Then as I was pursuing the rest of the choices I came across this great fabric with periwinkle, green and blue dots in this swirly design. It was perfect. It was the bright green I wanted to use. I wasn’t sure if the bright green would work with the periwinkle, bu then when I saw that I knew it would. But the purple I had didn’t quite match, so back to the purple department and what did I find, but the perfect periwinkle color that matched the dots!!! I can’t wait!

The quilt is going to be periwinkle with green grass at the bottom and dragonflies. The dragonflies will be made from fabric that friends gave at the Meet and Greet party! I’ll have to draw a sketch of it!

Too bad I have had to put sewing on hold to study.

Art Benefit Call For Artists to Support ACF

The beauty of Facebook! There’s nothing beautiful about the Gulf Oil Spill, but because of it I have found some great websites that I wouldn’t have come across otherwise. And in the process of looking around I came across this post on Facebook about an art project Benefit to raise money for the Alabama Coastal Foundation. It’s totally cool, this artist sends other artists vintage postcards to paint-collage-etc on. Then they will be sold, money raised for the ACF, then more money to help clean our coast!!! So, this is a shout out for all my artist friends to help out!!!

Alabama Beach Mouse:  colored pencil on postcard, by Val Webb

For more information on the Art Project and contact information:

Georgetown Garden Walk

The name implies that it’s just a garden walk, but it’s much more! There’s Art too!

For the last 5 or so years, Joe and I have been meeting once a month with our art critque group at our friend Dawna’s studio in Georgetown. And each year she opens up her studio for the Garden and Art Walk. It used to be called the Art and Garden Walk, and for me it’s hard to break old habits and I still call it both… Anyway, come check it out.

 I just got some great notecards made with images of the Alabama Gulf Coast prior to oil… The proceeds from the cards will go to help oil cleanup efforts through the Alabama Coastal Foundation,

And I’ll also have my usual purses, totes, wallets and ghosties!

Young People Quilting

I was just sewing together another quilt and remembered a funny thing! A week ago the family went to an art festival and as we were looking around we found a quilting room. There was a lady there representing the quilters, whom I overheard telling someone about all the young people taking up quilting these days. I smiled. Then decided to ask a quilting question. The lady told me it didn’t really matter what foot I used as long the foot I am using is working. Then she said, ‘it’s just great having young people like you enjoying quilting!’ ahhhhh… Young people like me!