6/13/2007

Re-energized


First heirloom apple of the season! This one is Dixie Red. Description here says it is an old Southern variety, sold extensively long ago, is available again, and is a handsome, good keeper. Tasted pretty good. I don't get to taste many of my apples since roaming urban gremlins who did not buy, water, feed, and care for the trees think they deserve the fruits more than I do. Ah, the joys of uber-urban life. Hie me to the rare countree....

Another shot of the inside-the-urban-perimeter front yard, further showing how Karen continues to think she is still living out in the midwestern countryside, even though that was half a lifetime ago. You can't take the Pennsylvania Dutch out of the girl.

Ah, the Jo Morton class last night was fun, very inspiring. Lazy-minded as I've been, I forgot my camera so cannot show you the Show and Tells, Dear Reader, until our class leader emails hers to us. The subject last night was the Double X quilt, with plans to begin the little autograph quilt for next time, and also plans to work on the little sewing roll-up and needle holder. I believe we are to receive a little fabric surprise next meeting for a future project. Hot doggies, we love presents :-). My own Show and Tell consisted of the below, with me all inspired to fill in the center area with .... Something Wonderful. But what. Class leader suggested a weeping willow, using embroidery and wool felting. Sounds pretty good, eh? Me thinking a girlie with either a wool felted dress or an applique dress, maybe out of the bright cheddar showing in the photo? Birdies on branches? A Pennsylvania Dutch motif? Gotta think of something good because I'm dying to fill it in while the Quilting Muse is here. The central fabric is the same linen matka that the purse was made out of. After making that darling purse, I had to get my own little supply of matka. It is very, very cool.


Quite bad storming while I was driving home from class. Car lifting from the pavement, to-the-ground lightning, stunning inky sky (and me without my camera). We had already had hail before class began. Through the nervousness, I thought about a quilt class called Quilt Studios or Stash Classification or Stash Field Trips or something like that, where for each class session, you would go visit one another's sewing areas. And discuss how the various ones are arranged, etc. Would that not be Totally Cool??

9 comments:

Carole said...

Wow, living in the northeast, it always amazes me that the south has apples in June. Our apples come due late August. Are you saying that people came in your yard and steel your fruits? How rude! Looking forward to seeing your completed project! Take care!

Dawn said...

Oh I love it! Well I thought a willow tree to! But since you want more girly - do you have Jo Morton's praire flower book. How about one of those made to size and wool felted in?

Mary said...

Sure, field trips to see sewing spaces and stash organzation would be great EXCEPT I'd have to clean up my area to participate!

meggie said...

You cant see mine!! It is such a mess even I cant find things!
Love that 'frame' ready for whatever you decide to put into it!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Hi Karen, Loved the apple tree shot. I'd post a sign stating tree has been sprayed with experimental fungicide in conjunction with testing procedures being developed by the Univ. of GA. Ag. Dept. And below it a picture for poison, skull and cross bones. Do you think that would help?

Libby said...

Uber-urban life . . . I long to move to a place where I can't see my neighbors opening their windows *s* Your yard looks homey and comforting and your little quilt is darling. You'll pick just the right motif, I'm sure.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

You got it together at the last minute I see. I like the willow idea.

Susan said...

I like the willow tree idea for the center stitchery in your quiltlet. That storm sounds scary! I was in Auburn two springs ago when there was a terrible storm, and tornado scare. We live in a 5th wheel and were parked at the top of the hill! I've never been so scared in my life!

Greenmare said...

adorable ideas for your center, you made me think of little red riding hood when you mentioned a dress.
the apple is gorgeous, glad you got a picture, there's a wall-hanging in there!