Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gulf Oil Spill


Pelican covered in oil

Just wanted to share a quick and easy, inexpensive way to help the wildlife impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf. Visit this site for more info. I've been using Dawn dish soap for years. It's a great product, works better than other brands I've tried. We use it at the Wildlife Center where I volunteer. One small thing you do, multiplied by each person that does this, creates a big impact...and that's a good thing.

Take a look here  and  here for photos of the spill. It is heartbreaking. My prayers go out to the families who lost loved ones and to all whose lives and  livelihood are affected by this preventable disaster...and of course all God's creatures helpless because of man's greed.

Disclaimer~ I have no affiliation with Proctor and Gamble or Dawn, I just care...ALOT and am concerned about how this was handled from day one. It is now day 57 and counting...

 Thanks for reading...

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Ugly Quilt

Don't Call Me Ugly 60" x 70"

This quilt was the result of an online swap I was in. We swapped what we considered "ugly" fabrics.  I designed it with one of the earliest versions of the Electric Quilt. It is machine pieced and hand quilted. I used different color threads to quilt around each square. I quilted squares in the borders. The border fabric is an Alexander Henry fabric. This quilt was juried into the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival in Williamsburg, VA. February 1994.

Quilting detail

Some of the ugly fabrics...

...more uglies...cute little frogs though...

Nothing like a little pre-printed patchwork...

Little pigs with a sign that says "free hogs"...huh???

...enough you say???!!!

Alexander Henry fabric for the back...I called it "Fish in Bondage". That's some scary looking fabric!

Thanks for stopping by...



Thursday, June 3, 2010

Delectable Mountains

The delectable days of summer...fresh fruit...

sweet cherries

...blueberries

...on a Delectable Mountains quilt...

Machine pieced...

...hand quilted