Saturday, August 27, 2011

At Home In The Woods

We're back! We are back home in the forest on the ridge. Cat happy, plants happy, thanks to Rain.
Tomatoes turning- wee buds of green to red. I love that!
Squash roaming- little spirally tendrils grabbing onto whatever they can, and buds of squash growing. Looks like we may have food!
Beans coming. We had no beans when we left a week ago, now there are long skinny beany parts growing on the vines.
Spuds spuddling along.

I think its time for chickens. Be nice to have some company of the fine & feathered variety.

Friday, August 26, 2011


K and I have been in the city for a few days. We want to go home! We love our forest and our garden and the cat and our wee home. We are here getting my father settled into his new home. It hasn't been easy.
I had a vision about "drawing" with patchwork- now I gotta get home and sew it! I have the quilt started, up on my design wall, with hard line scribbles and bits, but I just got a vision of another part- smudgy, like when you're drawing with a soft material and your hand rubs the lines and makes it smudgy- or when you erase and leave smudgy marks. I need to get back to my machine and see if I can turn the vision into something. That's how it goes- idea, sew, more ideas, more sewing, practicing the art and craft all at the same time.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


A truckload of quilts and a forest....
As promised- here are some photos of the Quilt Forest, A Walk In The Woods. All of the quilts are by Stacey
and me.
and 2 fantastic workers/engineers/display designers

The walk starts with a piece called "The Quilt Show"

And down the garden path it goes

The sunlight played games with the quilts all day.

This is the back view with the sun shining through...

one of my favourite views

detail of "Fresh Salsa"

nice colours with the woodpile

slip-covered chair

with Albert sitting on it

Katy's bird art chair

more quilts on the porch railings

one view from afar

Monday, August 15, 2011


This is monday, the day after the weekend that 42 quilts hung in our forest yard.
My friend and neighbour and fellow quilter and I , just the two of us, had these 42 quilts ready to hang in the woods, and our fantastic husbands made it happen by rigging ropes in the trees and tying spring clamps in a no-slip kinda way to accommodate our work.

We hosted some 135 people for a walk in the woods to view our work, and we had great support from our community. They seemed to love it, they liked the work, they liked the woods, they liked the idea, men liked it and women liked it. They liked seeing our little house, and enjoyed being on the ridge where it sits.

We sold absolutely nothing, but the thrill of the show was enough for me, and we have learned a few things. Its a process, this business of being an artist. One step at a time.

Photos to follow soon, but today I need to harvest the garlic, put away the quilts, pack up the ropes and clamps and go clean up the bottle depot, which I left in a mess on saturday, rushing to get back home to the Quilt Forest.