Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Twilight...

in the flower garden. I am always meaning to get a picture of it in the morning when the light is best... but then I forget. I like to sit out there in the evenings and let the misquitos feast on my ankles. Just kidding about enjoying the misquitos. They haven't been too bad, this year. They are having their hey-day, now. The crickets are loud and you can tell the summer is waning. And still so much to do.

I worked, today- my usual girl-Tuesday bit. We have been running like crazy to quilt shows and I am happy to say that we have the rest of August and all of September at home. Shew! I usuallly just help pack and occasionnally set up. Then, you have to unpack. Yuck! Does anyone enjoy unpacking? But we finally got everything put back in it's rightful place! Wow! Does that ever feel good. Now we are preparing for Fall classes. I wonder if any of you have any ideas for quilty-type classes? Topics you would be interested in investigating further? Hmmm? I'm listening and the ladies of Muncie, IN, would be very grateful.





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9 comments:

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I too feel a touch of fall in the air and some of my flowers are slowly going by.

You are teaching? How about smaller, quick projects... Christmas stockings, Christmas ornaments, placemats with a matching table runner and then using the left over fabric for cloth napkins?, a quilted book-cover, a quilted tote bag... I am sure people are starting to think about Christmas presents and it is always sooo fun to make something quick and easy and finish it! But then again - I am not sure what you usually teach... I am sure your students will love whatever you come up - you are so talented.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Peni said...

Love your garden tranquility! Is the pond still gurgling in there somewhere? XO Mama

quiltpixie said...

the garden really feels very tranquil even in the picture, but from all the canning and kids I doubt you have much time to enjoy it...

Like evelyn I'd suggest small, useful projects -- lets people try a new technique without committing to much. Basic Hand quilting and hand applique always seem big draws here

cher said...

and for something completely different-how about a little hand dye-ing and small embellished wall hangings? A venture into "art" quilting...you could do a simple crazy quilting type approach and jump off from there.

Darcie said...

What a gorgeous garden, Nines!!! You are beyond talented!

How about postcards? A little intro to beading...Angelina...journal quilting?

Isobel said...

I love the idea of placemats and matching napkins. I just love cloth napkins. They don't slide off your lap like the paper ones and some of us are getting old enough that it is a little harder to bend down to pick up napkins off the floor.

Love your garden. I wish I could sit there with you.

Love ya, Aunt Isobel

Patti said...

Your garden is absolutely beautiful!

Judy said...

I love your garden! I envy you ladies that live out in the country...maybe when I retire.

It's lovely!

Sandra said...

Your flower garden looks like a wonderful place to sit, sew and think. Our summer is just starting - yuk!