Monday, October 19, 2015

For the love of Autumn

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables   

While many are already experiencing snow on their side of the world , in Texas we are enjoying pleasant weather,the kind that makes you embrace the outside with full force, it makes one find every excuse possible to enjoy it. That is not hard for me , for I am a lover of nature and autumns, always looking forward to that first crisp morning, pumpkins patch, mums in the store, the first fall colors... 
Autumn like spring renews my love to photograph nature, at this time there aren't many autumn colors in our area but there isn't a lack of beautiful things around us.



photos Taken at Cibolo Creek  and at the Guadalupe River.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gable Mini Quilt

Last month I had the privilege of create this little quilt for a friend on Instagram for The Green Gable Swap. Quilts are new to me, I enjoy(most of the time) learning new techniques. For this little quilt, I painted on the fabric my version of Anne ( She probably saw Gilbert and maybe( just maybe) hits him in the head with her book.).
Because of the color Green on the title of Anne's story, I decided that the edges of the quilt should all be green too.
This pattern is called the Drunkard's path block, no as hard as it looks, with a little bit of patient anyone can master this technique , there are lost of tutorials online also. The flowers were a little challenging...trying to master a invisible stitchs wasn't the easiest task. But all in all I was very happy with the end result and I would like to try making another one someday... In the picture also my hand painted Ikea doll bed , a gift I made for my daughter this past Christmas.
Are you new to quilts ? Have you master a new techniques ?
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Crochet, Flowers and Books



  Right now I am working on a scarf, you can find the free pattern here. I am thinking, that I probably have the wrong yarn for this project or the wrong hook, since it feels a little stiff. Also trying to learn to crochet small lace shawls for the dolls that I am currently working on. Do you have any suggestions for a book with small projects for dolls? Pinterest always has lovely ideas, specially the Japanese patterns, I like that they always include a diagram of the pattern, since I am a visual learner, I find it easier to follow like that. A friend come over and tried to teach me little tricks and different stitches on knitting...friends are gifts that keeps on giving.
    The books that I am currently reading are: "West from Home" letters from Laura Ingalls Wilder to her husband Almanzo while visiting her daughter Rose in San Francisco 1915. Here is a little quote from the book" ...The more I see the city life the more I love the country..." a girl after my own heart indeed. Also reading "Torches of Joy" a stone age tribe's encounter with the gospel. It is amazing when there isn't any distractions how much one can learn, the Dani people of Irian Jaya are quite amazing.
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