Evelyn finished her Window View Challenge quilt and it’s a delight! Last January I spent 2 weeks with her in Arizona and wrote a few posts from her lovely home. You may remember the story about storing her UFO’s in the bathtub??? If not, click here to read all about it. I slept on the day-bed in her studio and this is the view from her studio window. She sent this picture as her inspiration for the challenge:
And here’s the quilt that view inspired:
She said she challenged herself to play with some new techniques. The window is actually a wholecloth quilt with oodles of stitching. I was particularly intrigued by the attached sewing machine. Too clever! Thanks so much Evelyn for sharing your view and your quilt!
This got me to thinking about how photographs can inspire us. That train of thought led me to think about some photo play I’ve been doing lately. My friend Di invited me to join a photography blog she runs for a group of friends. The idea is to take a picture every day and strive to improve your camera skills. She posts a calendar each month with a theme for each day (yes, we try to post a photo a day!). I’m really enjoying the challenge and I feel my skills are improving. I’d like to share my three favorite photos from the past few months to see if they might inspire you to do a little photo play of your own.
The first one is a winter scene from the beginning of March. We had 2 geese take up residence in our pond.
As the snow began to melt, I got this up close shot of the ice melting on the creek.
This next one was taken more recently. Mike and I went for a canoe ride just before sunset and the temperatures dropped enough to cause a mist to rise off the water. It was beautiful!
I can’t resist just one more – my most recent picture of Sommer Elizabeth (Grandpa and I are not only surviving daycare, but loving it!).
Have you taken any shots you’d like to share? Please email them to me and I might just share them in a future post!
PS Just a note on our Sew We Go Italy adventure. We have 21 people signed up and one of our quilters is looking for a roommate to share the fun. If you were thinking about joining us, but didn’t have someone to travel with, please let me know.