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Coming Home landscape quilt, April 2020. See the three tiny birds in the tree?

Howdy! Glad you stopped by. So beautiful outside these days as spring is here and the little leaves are starting to show on the trees. Still we hunker down with the COVID-19 stay at home orders for the betterment of ourselves and others.

What a fascinating time to be alive. May we come out of this better people than we were before the isolation. I have found benefits of being indoors so much: more time to work on art projects and finishing up this landscape quilt. I am feeling more helpful and connected to the cause by making face masks for the hospital as well. Still can be difficult these days what with shortages of income, lack of personal contact, not enough COVID-19 testing, personal protection equipment for us and healthcare workers and empty grocery store shelves.  Hang in there my friends and remember we will get through this.

 

Below I have posted some of the steps I went through in making this blue heron themed wall quilt. Stay safe everybody.


Want to buy? If you'd like to purchase any of my landscape quilts, totes, walker bags, or have one custom made for you, please email me at sberray@gmail.

just starting out

finding fabric pieces to start

adding a big tree?

really wanted to do a big old tree but couldn't quite make it work.

maybe a view from a window?

Tried a framework like looking through a window pane. yuck.

a great blue heron?

switched the sky and starting hill details. added flora in the grass and fields.

getting closer

added more clouds and a flying heron.

Inspiring Quotes I Like

Jun. 24, 2020

Don't ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive. -Harold Whitman

Jun. 4, 2020

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. -Blaise Pascal

May. 20, 2020

When I feel worried, lonely, or tired, I will not look for what I can add to my life to make it better, but what I can remove. (special thanks margie for sharing this with me)

May. 6, 2020

Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.

May. 2, 2020

Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about. -Winston Churchill

April 20, 2020

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. -Dale Carnegie

Feb. 11, 2020

Kindness matters.

Feb. 6, 2020

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Feb. 1, 2020

Sometimes we're tested not to show our weakness, but to discover our strengths.

Jan. 2, 2020

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C.S. Lewis

Nov. 13, 2019

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold. -Aristotle

Jul. 26, 2019

Sometimes knowing what you don't want is as valuable as knowing what you do. ~Oprah

July 19, 2019

It is much easier to love yourself when you are being yourself.

July 3, 2019

Pay attention to what makes you feel energized, connected and stimulated. Follow your intuition, do what you love, and you will do more than suceed, you will soar. ~Oprah Winfrey

June 26, 2019

You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. -Bob Marley

June 14, 2019

The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you. -Joel Osteen

June 7, 2019

Not all storms come to disrupt your life. Some come to clear your path.

June 1, 2019

Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing himself. -Leo Tolstoy

May 21, 2019

There will be many chapters in your life. Don't get lost in the one you're in now.

May 9, 2019

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. -Bernard Baruch

Apr. 7, 2019

Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most. -Abe Lincoln.

Nov. 12, 2018

Your talent is god's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to god. ~Leo Buscaglia

Nov. 6, 2018

It always seems impossible until it's done. - Nelson Mandela

Jan. 16, 2018

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. -Dr. Seuss

Dec. 12, 2017

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. -Nora Ephron

Dec. 5, 2017

Healing yourself is connected with healing others. - Yoko Ono

Aug. 8, 2017

Never to suffer would never to have been blessed S. Kenyon

Jun. 8. 2017

Happy Birthday DONNA!

Jun. 10, 2017

I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world. -Mary Anne Radmacher

May. 14, 2017

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. -Marilyn Monroe

May. 6, 2017

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. -Jim Carrey

Apr. 28, 2017

Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up. -Pablo Picasso

Apr. 17, 2017

When in doubt, don't. -Benjamin Franklin

Apr. 10, 2017

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. -Willie Nelson

Apr. 5, 2017

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. ~Aristotle

Apr. 4, 2017

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overhauls and looks like work. -thomas edison

Apr. 3, 2017

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. - Confucious

Apr. 2, 2017

Happy Birthday to Renate and Shaun!

Whatever you are, be a good one. -Abe Lincoln

Mar. 27, 2017

I can't think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself. -Emma Stone

Mar. 26, 2017

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. -Pablo Picasso

Mar. 23, 2017

To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.

Mar. 16, 2017

Creativity takes courage. - Henri Matisse

Mar. 11, 2017

If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.

Mar. 10, 2017

I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart. -Vincent van Gogh

Mar. 5, 2017

Live each day as if your life had just begun.

Mar. 3, 2017

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. - Ray Kroc

Mar. 2, 2017

Even if you're on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there. -Will Rogers

Mar. 1, 2017

The hardest moments are a calling to do something greater.

Feb. 20, 2017

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. -Pablo Picasso

Feb. 19, 2017

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Feb. 18, 2017

Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

Feb. 16, 2017

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller

Feb. 10, 2017

A ship in harbor is safe. But that's not what ships are for.

Feb. 5, 2017

Don't practice until you get it right. Practice until you can't get it wrong.

Feb. 2, 2017

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. -Jim Rohn

Jan. 29, 2017

Do one thing every day that scares you. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Jan. 28, 2017

Today I shall behave as though this day is the one by which i shall be remembered.

Jan. 27, 2017

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Jan. 25, 2017

What's the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable.

Jan. 24, 2017

Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.

Jan. 21, 2017

Don't wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect.

Thanks for stopping by!

sally, with hubby Michael