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Last Sunday In July Potpourri

First some art talk!! I am taking part in a mixed media collage round robin with 11 other Quilt Art list artists. We will each select a size and first layer of our piece. It was suggested that we use water color paper as the base. I think some people are painting there backgrounds, but I had some nice pieces of fused silk so I used that as my background. Starting this week we will send the piece we are working on to the next person on the list and post a photo on our yahoo site. That way we can see what is happening to our piece as it spends a year traveling from artist to artist. Here is my very simple background. Am I stuck in a rut?


Next, remember the ceramic mug that Mr C and I bought because we wanted to copy the color scheme for our kitchen?


Here is the paint on the walls. How did we do? The green is called lime ice and the red is tomatillo. I don’t know how they selected this name because I have never seen a red tomatillo!


It is actually a better match than is showing here. The red wall will be the quilt display wall. It needs another coat of each color.

M & M and their parents came for dinner tonight. The grands were very happy to have root beer floats for dessert. Mia was wearing this new tee that her mom embellished with fabric circles. Isn’t it cute? I want one!


6 Responses to “Last Sunday In July Potpourri”

  1. Judy says:

    That’s a great rut that you are stuck in…keep it up!
    I like the wall colors…great way to pick ’em too!
    Craig has been picking up the paint brush of late….I love it!! He has done most of his workroom downstairs (as “practice”) and has now moved on to our garage. I hope he will find his way into my pantry next!! And then………

  2. pixie says:

    Yes, it’s a series, and a stunning one at that. Inspired by your use of colour in the crosses quilt (sorry, forgot it’s name) I’ve started to stitch up something bright of my own. Now, I’m trying to use your pedometer reports to inspire me. If only there was something similar for the laps I swim in the pool!

  3. Jen Anderson says:

    Not stuck in a rut, just developing a series 🙂

    Love the kitchen colors! Jen

  4. kathie says:

    The walls look great. Are you two painting yourselves? I’ve got to paint my sewing room, kitchen and living room. I’m reluctant to hire painters, but not looking forward to all of that work….tell me, if you did it yourselves, how was it?

  5. Diane says:

    Ooh! Love the background, love the walls! GREAT colors!

  6. Theresa says:

    I’m here to tell you that I have enjoyed reading your blog. It’s so artistic and friendly! I also enjoy both of your daughters’ blogs. What a great family!