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Thursday This and That

It has been quite a day. I managed to get some studio time in before I went to see my dermatologist. I had a suspicious mole on my arm. I now have a little hole on my arm as the mole is gone to be biopsied. While I was out and looking decent, I decided to stop in at Nordstrom to get fitted for new mastectomy bras and do a little shopping. I was so frustrated as the things that fit me were in the wrong color way for me. Purple!? It is the color of the season, I guess. I managed to come home with some very plain long sleeved t-shirts, a blue shirt and a brown pair of pants. I really want an orangy wool jacket. I will keep up the hunt.

After a couple of weeks of rainy, gray days, it was absolutely gorgeous today. I had to grab my camera and go on a photo walk before all the leaves are gone. Here is a sampling, you can see all of them on my this Flickr Set.

Any one know what these are?

I finished fusing my hillside house piece. I think that once it is quilted, it will be what I was imagining. I will do Mrs. Mel’s pillowcase finish so that I can keep the uneven edges. At this point, the pieces are fused together, but it has not been fused to batting. I have a large sheet of Teflon that I use for this.

13 Responses to “Thursday This and That”

  1. Isabel says:

    It is an arbutus alright! We have plenty of those in Spain, I think it is a Mediterranean tree/arbust (it can either one). The fruit is edible (at least the one that grows in Europe)… I just love those little red-orangey fruits!

  2. terry grant says:

    When this came up I was surprised that Lychee grew in this climate and wondered if that identification was correct. This morning Beth said she thought it was an Arbutus, which she has in her yard and gets those cute little dingleberries. I just looked it up and I think your photo is, indeed, arbutus. See here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Arbutus_sp._fruit.jpg

  3. Judy says:

    I’ve never seen lychee on a tree before….darn: I thought they grew in the produce section of the market!


  4. Karoda says:

    well accroding to wikipedia they are edible. after peeling the rind which is not edible there is a grape-like flesh that is sweet. blogging is sooo educational!

  5. Karoda says:

    wooo, very beautiful colours on the tree…are they edible i’m wondering…will have to google now that they have been identified.
    loving the hillside landscape…i’m all about the square anyways. love the gray center with the colours surrounding it.
    congrats to Lisa and to the mother of Lisa! 😉

  6. Jeannie says:

    Oh, I have to find out if that tree/bush? will grow here! What gorgeous coloring of fruit. The hillside piece is wonderful. Have a great weekend. Cheers

  7. Diane says:

    Looks like you had a nice fallish walk! And I very much like the repetition in your new piece.

  8. Jen Anderson says:

    I love the abstract hillside piece. Nice photos too, makes me miss a “real” fall season more than ever. Jen

  9. Helen Conway says:

    Kind of =Hundertwasser simplified that piece. Very nice

  10. teri says:

    Great piece!!! Even more abstracted and pared back than my Cinque Terra piece!

    Glad you had a nice day….it’s been looking decidedly Pacific Northwestish here the last few days and this morning is no exception.


  11. dee says:

    Kristen nailed it. Lychee. I sent you a picture.
    Gad! How much do I love this new piece. It’s fabulous. I really like the whole grid and color placement. Go Girl!!

  12. Cindy says:

    Eileen Fisher has a orange wool jacket. I saw a nwt on ebay. Pretty pictures.

  13. Kristin L says:

    Your hillside houses are looking great. The changes really improve the composition.

    I think that the fruits are lychee. We’re slowly acclimating to the taste as we adjust from German apples to South Pacific fruits (although technically, the lychee is probably a transplant from East Asia).