Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monkey Business

Sock monkeys have always had a special place in my heart. I wonder who the creative genius was who first looked at a pair of red-heeled socks and thought, "Hey, that would make a great monkey!"
When I saw Moda's sock monkey fabric, I had to have it. Each little square reminded me of photo-booth pictures, so I decided to make a little quilt fashioned after a yearbook page. After it was put together, it was cute but the pictures didn't really stand out. After playing around with various things from my stash, I decided rick-rack and vintage sequins were the missing ingredients.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A Glorious Morning!

Doesn't this seem like a color that would not be found in nature? But here it is, right here in our front yard! Every morning, as I leave for work, I take a moment to admire these Morning Glories that look like they come from another planet.