September 25, 2013

Strolling Along With Miss Catapede

On an RV trip to Daisy State Park in Arkansas last October, we ate lunch at a cute little Mexican restaurant in Murphreesboro.  

We sat at a table next to this 
charming little caterpillar.
Or is it a centipede?  
I may not have known her bug type but 
knew she was inspiration for an art quilt!

First off, I didn't want the horns 
but I thought hair would be a hoot!

And how about an umbrella to protect her lovely skin.
That's always helpful!

I thought crazy legs and shoes would be a kick too!
(Pun intended--tee-hee!)

And now that it's all said and done, here is 
the lovely Miss Catapede out for a stroll.
I love her and I hope you do too!
She is 12"x16".
(Materials used:  yarn, mizuhiki cord, lace, 
rick rack, commercial fabrics, paint, Sharpie, and thread)

If you wonder what mizuhiki is,  
click here to find out.

Thanks for dropping by.

Tootles Till Next Time,

September 20, 2013

Indiana Barn Quilts

My sister Sue in Indiana sent me this article out of the Evansville Courier & Press.

A trail of oversized, painted, quilt blocks are dotting the sides of barns, silos, and corn cribs throughout Gibson County, Indiana to celebrate their bicentennial and draw in tourists and visitors. 

If you like quilts and can enlarge this picture big enough to read it, I think you'll find the articles interesting. 
It's very cool!

As of April, 2013, 122 barn quilts were 
listed on a brochure with a map of the trail.
More quilts are going up each day too!

The next time we're up in Indiana, we're 
going to get a map of the trail and drive it.
I look forward to it!

Thanks for the info Sue.

Tootles Y'all,

September 17, 2013

A Current Project

Here's a peek at one of the projects I'm currently working on. 

 It sure feels good to be sewing again!