Learned about this bib from Shabby Fabrics... its so cute! and so easy to make that I had to put the tutorial under my "how-to's". Check it out if you need a present for a messy little eater! She uses bias binding and I did not have any of it so I just made my own - easy enough if you are a quilter. Love that the bib covers the clothes, is reversible, and has a giant crumb pocket to catch the rain of cookies and cheerios. And the cute little sleeves are so adorable.
View from the back seeing how the cute little sleeves curve over.
My neighbor has this interesting tree I have been unable to identify.... its tall and skinny and started blooming at the very top with orange blooms this week. Then today, there were 2 orange birds flying around in the flowers. Oh so pretty! So I was finally able to identify the tree... its called a Silver Oak, although its not an oak at all... it is an Australian tree. Also called Australian Silky oak. Latin name Grevillea robusta
These are stock photos from online... I was unable to get a picture today and the flowers are so high I have to look at them well with binoculars.
Yesterday I went for a walk just hours before a flood of rain and a cold front came through our area. The air is cooler and just as lovely today. The flowers blooming now are our spring, and oh so lovely!
My cousin Carol gave me this old utility quilt sewn by our grandmother, Mary Jones Greer. It is beautiful to me, and I feel a kinship to her color choices. They were really beautiful, somewhat faded now. I really resonate with her use of black thread for the stitches.
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.