Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lucy's bed is made!

Another burst of Sis Boom bloom. This time for my niece Rebecca's little girl, Lucy. My sister, Amy, calls her a "wood sprite" so I decided to applique a few butterflies on the pillows to add a bit of fancy. You can't see it in the photos, but the quilting pattern is a big butterfly meander.
Happy 2nd Birthday, Lucy!

Friday, July 17, 2009

What kind of message do you want to send when you hit the "sack"?

Flour sack remnants that send a message... sometimes it's hard to communicate your feelings....

Thursday, July 16, 2009

This cake was a kick!

Thanks to my Wilton Cake mold I was able to creat a magical Dutch soccer ball cake for our friend, Dutch Clown/ Hair Dresser to the stars... (REALLY!!!) Ronnie Stam. His gorgeous Greek Goddess wife, Jan Eleni, did an amazing job cooking and decorating their fab Ft. Greene floor- thru, complete with Alice in Wonderland garden. Maybe our magical manure played a part in that??? You may remember pics of it from an earlier post, "A garden grows in Brooklyn."By the way never under estimate the power of Magic Candles... it was hilariuos!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

And the winner is....

Before I name the quilt winner, and the other two lucky (but not quite as lucky)contestants, I must thank all of my regular followers, or rather, extraordinary followers, as there is nothing ordinary or regular about a faithful blog follower. You inspire me to keep creating, and to try new things when I go to your blogs and see what gets you going. It's such a giving community and I am so glad to be a part of it. 
Which reminds me, I have been wanting to thank Colorado Lady, Susan Melkoski,because during this raffle she kept on sending people over, as she said, "at the risk of narrowing her own chances..."
She was kind enough to recommend that I do things differently next time, to help strengthen my blog following, which I really appreciate! As I have said, I like CONSTRUCTIVE criticism! 
So I go to to pick my 3 numbers and then check the list to see who won. GUESS WHO??? Colorado Lady! See how this works- maybe she should change her name to Good Karma Lady? Congratulations, Susan.
And to Nancy Ward and "Berries 01" from Sweden! A pattern and fabric for both of you! I'm feeling extremely generous tonight.
As to why I changed the date of the drawing, i am leaving town for a few days and wasn't sure I would be able to have a computer handy. Apologies...
No tears. Go to my other blog, Dark Horse Farm Designs to enter my give away next week!
Thanks again, this was exciting!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Big Twin Quilt Raffle!

This is a big one, but I feel I owe it to all of my super sweet supporters, fabulous followers, and quilters and crafters in blog land. Because it is a big one, it will be up until July 16th. You must comment- that is all... and promise- even if you are fibbing, to come back and visit, or direct your friends my way. Just humor me for Pete's sake! Then I will pick a number using the random number indicator.
What's at stake here? A lovely twin quilt, in peachy hues. A combination of Heather Bailey and Heather Ross, married to Valorie Wells, Amy Butler, and a few others. The pattern is one I developed for Sis Booms 7 color ways of Flower Power Michel,( It can be seen below on the post "An Invitation for you" hanging on the wall behind George the Labradoodle) and re-did it when I was trying to make a pattern that others could use.
Winner #1 will receive the quilt.
Winners # 2 and #3 will receive 10 fat quarters or the pattern- their choice.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday the 14th!
Good luck.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Time has changed me, but not my love of quilts.

This picture of me wrapped up in vintage quilts was taken in 1980 for British Vogue by the incomparable Bruce Weber. The more recent picture, was taken by my husband Tim Geaney, who was Bruce's assistant way back in 1980, an amazing photographer in his own right. It was working for Bruce when I started loving and collecting quilts, and now, I am making my own, and helping others "go make their beds".