Friday, November 26, 2010

Hawaiian Garden Delights

This delightful flower is what has popped out on my papaya that is less than six months old.  Did you think this was how they started?
See the garden visitor on the bird of paradise?  This is a gecko and they really are a prettier, brighter shade of green than shows in the picture.  Of course the bird of paradise flowers are pretty, too.

The flower shown here is that of a Ti plant.  We have such a wide variety of Ti plants in Hawaii and it the foliage that we plant them for, but I think the flower is delightful. 

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing some of what I saw in a walk around my gardens today.  My lemon tree is loaded with lemons also but they didn't present as a good picture.  But I sure see a lot of lemonade in a few months!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Fun with Fish

Here is one of my Butterflyfish all dressed up.  I am going to be doing more of these fun fish using my different tropical fish patterns.  They will look nothing like the fish found in the waters off of Hawaii but surely they will be just as glorious.  January 20, 2011 I will be teaching a class on these fun fish at Quilt Passions here in Kailua Kona, Big Island Hawaii.  Visit my web site to see what classes I have scheduled.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Under the Sea-With Me

Finally I have finished my Under The Sea-With Me.  This quilt is made using my three patterns in the series.  The graceful manta ray, the glorious colored parrot fish and the pretty little yellow tang grace this quilt beautifully as a small segment of the Hawaiian waters. It seems other projects kept getting in the way and that is why it has taken my so long to finish this quilt.  I think it looks pretty good and would look even better if someone were to embellish it with beads.  Hopefully one of you will do that and send me a picture.  I love seeing pictures of what others do with my patterns.