Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Needmore meets Jack Rabbit

Mr. Needmore Snow has spent his days quietly in the forest sitting upon a stump and wondering where all the snow is. Only a few flakes have appeared and disappeared just as quickly as they came.

One warm day, too warm for Needmore, he saw something extraordinary in the woods. What could those yellow things be coming up from the ground he wondered aloud? Suddenly there was a noise close by and a rabbit appeared! Throwing up a hand in greeting Needmore introduced himself.

“Why hello there, my name is Mr. Needmore Snow and who might you be?”  The rabbit looked at Needmore curiously and said, “My name is Mr. Jack Rabbit, and I have brought spring to the forest.”  Those yellow things you are wondering about are called Daffodil’s. They are flowers that herald the beginning of spring!

Mr. Needmore became sad. He knew the time had come for him to hibernate deep in a cave in the forest. He thought, “It will be cool there and safe ‘till time for me to come out into the forest again and sit upon my stump, and smoke my pipe. I will wait for the snow to fall so I can become a big snowman for the kids to admire in the yard and not just a snowball sitting upon a stump in the forest.

As Mr. Needmore Snow slipped away, he could be heard calling out, “Welcome Mr. Jack Rabbit and welcome spring. I will see you again come next winter.”

Mr. Needmore Snow throwing up a hand in greeting.

Mr. Jack Rabbit appears!

Mr. Needmore Snow and Mr. Jack Rabbit

Goodbye for now Mr. Needmore Snow!

Welcome Spring!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

My year round tree is decorated with lots of green! 

Shamrock’s, stars, and Irish flags which I made out of wool. Also, there are quilted balls and an angel. 

May the luck of the Irish be with you today and always!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

St. Patrick's Day Tree

Woolly Flags


Quilted Ornament

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring Forward

One of my mother’s old saying’s was…

“The behinder I go, the behinder I get!”

That is how I feel right now, behind!
Springing forward and losing one hour of sleep does not help.

Lots of work is going on in the studio, but there is a long list of need to do things, and lots of future projects and ideas are forming since the quilt festival last month.

For now I will leave you with some pictures of UFO’s, (unfinished objects), that I have completed, and new work I have done in the last couple of weeks.


Broken Dishes Doll Quilt 18" x 21", Pattern Design by Kathleen Tracy

Crosses Mourning Quilt 25.5 x 25.5, Pattern Design by Kathleen Tracy

Two more Pocket Dolls

Playing with blocks as small wall hangings. Tiny Acorn, 7" x 8",
Playing with a house block, 9" x 10"

Back of Playing with a house block

Finished weaving and hemmed a Shaggy Rug.

Hemmed two previously woven rugs.

Just a hint of green for next week!

Hint of what is on the work table!