Thursday, August 30, 2012

Day in the life of the night blooming cereus.

For the second time this summer the cereus bloomed. Last night there were ten glorious blooms that opened. The air smelled devine.  The first picture is 4pm.  The buds are nice and fat.
Annie, my best girl dog, and Carol came over to check out the blooms at 8:30pm.
 At 10pm the blooms are pretty open and still would open a little bit more.
 The morning after at 6am.  The pretty blooms are hanging down and sad looking.  But they were glorious while they lasted.  Now we have the memory until next summer when they will bloom again.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Celebrate Back to School Days-Quilter's Blog Hop Party

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Welcome to the Celebrate Back to School Days-Quilter's Blog Hop Party hosted by the Quilting GalleryAugust 26th through September 3rd.  This wonderful blog hop gives you a chance to visit many new and old blogging friends and see what they are up to going into this fall. 

I have two bundles of ten batik fabrics that are a minimum of 9 inches by 17 inches to give away to TWO lucky readers.  They are both a lovely group of batiks in a range of colors that are ready to give you inspiration for your next project.  For a chance to win a bundle please leave a comment.  For a second chance at winning go to my web site and join the mailing list.  The form is at the bottom of the home page.  OR you can like me on Facebook . The bundles are ready to be shipped to any where in the world.  I will annouce the winners on September 4th. 
Now head on back to the Quilting Gallery and visit all the other bloggers.  Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Miss Ellie Soleil pattern is ready!!

The pattern for Miss Ellie Soleil in now up on my website for purchase.  This is a long pattern since there are more than one technique used in the pattern.  I used my method of machine applique and TNM (Tear No More) paperpiecing to make this quilt. This would be for a very confident beginner or intermediate quilter.  In January I will be teaching a two day class using this pattern at Quilt Passions in Kailua Kona, Big Island of Hawaii.  Come on over and join us for a fun time putting this delightful elephant together.