Design Wall Friday and generally updating lifePosted on July 8, 2017 by Beth Markel
If you live anywhere that has seasons, real seasons, like 104″ snow in the winter, and 95° with 95% humidity in July, then you’ll know that seasons can be pretty short – at least Summer here in Michigan seems very short to me! To wit, I’ve been cramming as much outdoor time in that I can, including gardening projects, home improvement projects, and yes, quilting every evening after the sun goes down.
As an artist, sometimes you just want things to be interesting, done right, and pretty. Welcome to this week’s project, which was completed this morning. At the west end of our house we have 3 stained glass windows, but which were completely unremarkable as they were encased in heavy black molding, which was apparently held together with about 1.5″ of caulk. It’s taken 6 days, but the transformation is lovely, and pleases my artist eye enormously…
You would never have known that there was actually bottle-green stained glass in those big, dark windows, but here you go, finished and lovely. What was an eye-sore is now really pretty.
Next is the gazebo garden I’ve been working on for about 3 years, finally filled in and also a really nice place to have dinner in the warm weather…
And now for the quilts:
2 just back from Ruth McCormick’s Long-Arm Quilting, both improv pieces: