as always.If I were to make a list of my favorite things, the first thing on the list would be COLOR. Our dreary weather lingers on...it's warm enough outside for our snow to be melting, and every thing is drippy. Inside I'm feeling better for having talked about the gloom and then done something about it.I've shown this wall quilt(about 50" X 50") before. It was made using the bargello quilt pattern from Bonnie's Quiltville.The first time I made the pattern, it was totally scrappy and was just 'so-so' on pleased. I decided I'd like it better if each fabric followed all the way across. So I did one in circus colors for one of the grandsons. That one lead me to this sort of color gradation idea. After this one I made one more, in kid fabrics, for the youngest grandson. All 4 that I have done are hand quilted with perle cotton and that big stitch.
And here is today's SUNSHINE....big yellow shoes. Not sure what it is about them, but they make me smile. When I posted them last time someone thought they were CLOGS..they aren't. They are actual wooden shoes such as you would see in Holland. Not sure who painted them as I got them at a yard sale for a quarter. I've been tempted to plant some sedem in them in the spring. It would take a plant that has a shallow root systerm as there is limited soil space inside.
The yellow shoes had been in the garage with the flower pots til last evening. I brought them in so I could enjoy the color. What my window world needs today is the bright red flash of a cardinal *VBS* I'll keep looking!
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