Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The First of June

As of today, I have three pieces hanging in Archipelago in Rockland, Maine. http://www.thearchipelago.net//, for the entire month of June. If these sell, perhaps I will be invited back!!

One of my newest, measuring 16" x 24", entitled Lupine Memories.  This started with a used drop cloth, added more paint, some stamping, raw edge applique and finally, I placed a yellow sheer over the top and free motion stitched.

My latest lupine piece using old quilt that I painted with a roller, fused blue organza to the center, raw edge applique green organza leaves and then the french knots.  I am very fond of the french knot. This piece measures 10" x 12".

As a general rule in Maine, if you have your garden in by June 1st, you are good to go.  I just finished my last row and it looks like rain.  Perfect timing.
My bluebird house was inhabited by tree swallows this year and while I am not unhappy to have them - they are very pretty, let me get fairly close to admire them and they eat mosquitoes...the birdhouse was for my bluebirds!  Purchased another birdhouse and amazingly they came.  Mr and Mrs Bluebird are busy at this moment building their nest!

My sheep were sheared about three weeks ago and I have about thirty pounds of fleece to process.  I need a clone!

This is Precious, our white corriedale  being shorn.

...and Precious afterwards  with a new spring coat!

My Lupines are in full bloom and beautiful as ever!

New work entitled Escape.  It really is centered, just bad photography. I printed a couple of dandelion leaves, then free motioned around them. Also made a free motion dandelion bloom in the attempted style of EAE.This measures 16 x 16.


  1. I love the dandelion leaves! The bloom is lovely, too.

  2. I really like the dandelion leaves and the gorgeous free motion. I think this is my favorite piece. ann

  3. I love this one, what a wonderful idea for those dreaded dandelions.

  4. This is a beautiful piece! The background colors are awesome! And I too like the jagged look of the dandelion leaves.

    i must go back over & give precious a kiss on that adorable white muzzle. :)