...by Lori Smith.
I needed a break from my R&W quilt, so working on my Caroline's Pinwheels seemed like the perfect answer. I make one 3" R&W block each day before I allow myself to start playing with the fabrics for this one. Her instructions suggest using 4 hues...blue, red, green and gold, besides the neutrals--brown and black...which I found dull. So, I spruced it up a little with some pink and cheddar. I am finding the most important element in fabric choices is value, especially in the ocean waves border. I am having difficulty with the ocean waves blocks. I have never made them before and with each one I make I learn more about which areas are critical to points matching. Hopefully, I will have it figured out in the next few attempts. Have any words of wisdom?
It is a melancholy Monday for me. Both Serena and Venus lost today, so the women's game now holds very little interest for me. Still have my favorite male players in the mix though. Sad for American tennis, but Mardy Fish is the last one standing in singles. We can always count on the Bryan brothers to make a good run for us though!
Wimbledon takes the first Sunday of the tournament off, so we hiked a new trail on the east side of the San Juan Mountains. I was very proud that I climbed to an elevation of about 12,600 ft. If you are wondering, I am training so I can hike Macchu Picchu in the fall.
I have added a page at the top below my header if you want to see more of the wildflowers I photograph. I have also identified them. Here is the highlight pic of the hike:
White Globeflower...found in marshy areas near streams and creeks.
The boggy slope of Kitty Creek was covered in them. Some almost had a peachy hue to them.
First time I had seen this one.
Also liked the vibrant Parry Primrose...also an alpine stream dweller.
I am flying back to AZ on Wed.
I am anxious get some retail therapy at TOWQS.
New wools arrived as well as some new fabric lines.
Hope I can show some restraint!
A new coiffure is badly needed as well.
We'll be headed to Napa to celebrate my mother's 80th.
It will be sort of a family reunion.
I'll take my opportunity now to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July!