In challenging myself to photograph 16 word prompts each month based on a color, I didn't anticipate that the color black would be difficult. But it was. Here are the last 7 photos for my February challenge.
DOOR: My front door is black. A berry wreath adorns it for winter.
CREATURE: When it's 5 degrees outside, I wonder how these cattle stand it. Maybe lying down helps keep them warm.
NATURE: A tree stump with black fungus growing on it looks almost like it had been burned. Does it look like a heart to you?
NEW: If you have to do dishes, you might as well have a pretty bottle of good smelling soap to help make the job more pleasurable. (Well, the lid is black!)
STRUCTURE: I'm imagining this gorgeous urn filled with flowers this spring. Soon, I hope! Too bad it's not mine.
INSPIRATION: The details of this old screen door remind me of the quilt that I designed a few years ago called Beaded Curtain.
QUILT: I don't use a lot of black in quilts, I guess. My Kandinsky inspired art quilt, Test Signals, comes the closest.
That's all folks! Green is the color for March's photo challenge. I think that will be easier...I'd love to see some of that color springing up outside, wouldn't you!
Green, aqua and orange were the colors that Suz and I used for our swap blocks this month. Here are my twinsies before I mailed off the four look-a-likes to Austrailia.
My favorite of the four this time is the one in the upper left corner. I'm so in love with that shade of blue!
Susan's blocks for me arrived just in time for our post today...yay, Mr. Mailman! She tried something different and switched out the light triangles for dark on two of the blocks. That will add a little interest in our quilt, I think. You might also notice the same fabric for all four of of the "X" sections as well. I like that they will add more white to our quilt.
As usual, the cousins played well together again this month!
The package from Susan was extra heavy and when I opened it I'm sure I made a little yelp! Here's a glimpse of all the goodies after I tore into it. She really outdid herself in surprising me! (You might recognize those churn dash blocks....I'll be doing a post about them soon!)
The other goodies are an early birthday gift it turns out! Have you ever seen a cuter seam ripper or hot pad? ( A tiny frog is hiding behind the ripper lady.) Each one of the little cards is as adorable as this one about friendship and they come with a small wooden display stand. I'll probably prop those right next to my sink where I can enjoy them every day.
These Friendship x and + blocks really are doing a great job of cementing the long distance friendship that Susan and I share. I hope that everyone that's participating in the swap is sharing the same experience!
Like Charlotte, Vicki and I are slowly, but surely, spinning our webs almost every Tuesday. We find that we usually each get 4 triangle sections finished in our time of sewing together. We both absolutely love the red dots combined with the more traditional and neutral strips in Vicki's blocks.
My blocks, on the other hand, look like an explosion in a paint factory! But, we are loving that too.
I'd say we still have quite a few Tuesdays to go before the blocks are all sewn up. They are so addictive to make that it's hard to stop at the end of the day!
Since childhood I have had an unquenchable love of fabric. For years now my addiction has been directed toward quilts and, especially, the creation of them. I have the stash to prove it! Fred, my wonderful husband, supports and encourages my hobby. My 3 grown children and their families will never be cold, let's just say. I have a degree in home economics education and worked in a public library until a few years ago. Many days you will find me playing with one or more of my eight beautiful grandchildren at my home in the country.