This is the LOOK -- don't take my blankie!!!!!!!!!!
Florida born and bred, this Chiu-weenie does not like temps under 80 degrees........so an old TN house is tooooo cold and once the sun comes over the mountain, which it doesn't look like it will today cause of the clouds, she wants outside to lay beach bunny style in the hottest spot available!
In our yard, there is a row of relatively young hemlocks that are not yet too affected looking by the aphid blight. Interspersed are great trees with golden leaves: mainly poplars and maples.
Front yard glory... it is just a great show all afternoon as the sun travels overhead and the leaves get more golden...
Best reds come from poison ivy vines and virginia creeper!
Counterpart down to earth... amazing color and texture of lamb's ear!
The leaves are beginning to get brilliant with colors! I love this mossy path up to the old building where grandpa McMahan had his still!
Turning leaves frame this somewhat skeletal pine and somewhat scraggly hemlock.
Here is what the remains of the still house looks like October 15.
Down the hill and toward the yard... more pix to come in following days.
Here was a challenge... a friend gave me a dress she got from overseas many years ago and asked me to make it into a quilt. Well of course, I had to add some fabric! But its all silk and I really love the way it turned out.
This old quilt weighs a ton and has about been loved to death. It has a heavy old batting in it and is all hand stitched. I know nothing of its providence. I think the creator had a fabulous color sense; I just love the fabric choices, they are so dynamic. Sort of an early version of Kaffe Fassett!
Yes I put him up to it........a little feel good message for those who read the entire post!!!!!!!!!
Just looked at the date and thought about my grandma, she was born today, October 4 in 1887! Wow, and our lives overlapped for about the first 20 years of my life.
I love doing portrait art, why don't I do more of it? Guess I truly cannot decide what I want to do when I grow up. Well anyway, in May of 1915 she married Frank Greer and they had 2 daughters and the rest is history as they say. My mom had 2 daughters and her sister had 2 daughters and a son.
She was such a fountain of information about the olden days, I wish I could talk to her again and had paid closer attention when I had the chance!
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.