Friday, April 23, 2010

artistic mother's tote and an art quiltie......

Today I had a day off as far as watching the grand kids....It isn't because Lisa had the day off...It is because the third round of the horrible stomach flu is making its rounds and this time she has it...We do know what it is...It is the rota virus...thankfully, there is a vaccine and I can promise you, I know four children who are going to be getting one as soon as we can get them well. It is highly contagious, and the problem is the two one year olds......they constantly have hands in the mouth....All I can say is I never have changed so many poopy diapers in my life...so today I have a much needed break from poop....The joys of grand motherhood, they are many.........
I used my time wisely today. I slept in, which was amazing and incredible...Then Don and I went to a local nursery....It is called J and J's and I was blown away...We both were...The prices and the plants are just wonderful...They are in the midst of their annual tomato plant sale.....One gallon plants for 1.75.....I bought five different varieties. I also bought their vegetable seeds for beans and pumpkins, a couple of pepper plants, sweet basil and a flat of coleus for a shady flower bed....Don told me that he got such a kick out of watching me...I was a woman on a mission....I love plants, I have since I was a tiny little girl. They are sitting on the landing of the back stairs until after Mothers Day....








Just look at all that green goodness....I cant wait to get my hands in the dirt and put them in their new home!
After the jaunt to the nursery, I went upstairs and made my poetry tote for the Artistic Mothers Group...Click on the picture on the sidebar for more info....This is the week three project. I really had fun with mine. I pretty much had to just make one up because I lost my book.....I am an organized person and for the life of me, I don't know where it went...All I can think of is one of the babies helped Maga put it away in some obscure place....I need to find it because I don't know what the next week is about.....It holds my poetry journal that actually has a poem in it...













I also got one other piece done today...This little art quilt for a Yahoo group I belong too....It is six by eight inches and has a lot of 3d type sewing on it.....Usually I just whip these little quilties out, but I must have worked on this little guy for two hours....I was surprised by the time when I was finished....I think it is all the layered fabric.....I started with a fabric image of a baby and he turned into a mermaid....Just cause you know "everythings better, down where it's wetter, Under the sea..." Who out there knows where this quote came from?








Now I am going to go cook some dinner and then we are going to watch another episode of "Life" on the discovery channel......It is one of the most beautiful Nature shows I have ever seen....I cant wait to watch them with Olivia who is my little nature girl.......

29 comments:

Prairiemaid said...

Hey girl, nice post here! But I am stopping by to say, you have an award over at the Prairie Maid! (If you want it...if not, not to worry!) LOL

I didn't realize awards are work.

Have a great weekend.

Julie Harward said...

What a fun day! I love J&J's been there lots. Love your creations and I love that TV show too...one of the good things on TV! Come say hi :D

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Married??!! Yay! Oh, and yiour work is aMAzINg as usual! So, we want to see photos!! Or, is it a secret..

Laurie said...

Oh I love your poetry journal! That little mermaid is so freaking adorable!! You talented lady!

Trudy Callan said...

So sorry to hear about the virus running through your home. Hope everyone is over it soon.

Love, love love your tote and art quilt.

Our next project is the artistic vision banner, along with the poetry and photography assignments. Good luck on finding your book.

Mandy said...

oh my...i had a virus last weekend//yukko!!!!not fun...hope all are better very soon...love your work too!!!xxx

Jenxo said...

yukky viruses, hope all is well soon and love your tote and merbaby.
you whip things up so quick!

Maria said...

So sorry to hear of the littlies having the virus. Poor you having to change all that POOP!!!Hope all are well soon.

What fabulous work .LOVE it!!!

Have fun planting out you seedlings too.

Jen said...

I love your tote and quilt! Both have definitely inspired me. And I hope your family gets better soon =)

Nora Johnson said...

Fab pics & fab post! Loved yr 'N' post too!

Have a lovely weekend!

XOXO LOLA:)

Pat said...

Is the quote from the Little Mermaid movie? I need to get my tomato plants, too. Got some annuals this week and actually chanced putting them into the flower beds as I think we will be safe from frost now in this area.

Debby said...

Love your poetry journal and the art quilt is amazing. Happy planting, too cold here.
Debby

PeggyR said...

Oh I love visiting your blog and seeing what you come up with! I got almost everything planted yesterday, I wish we would get some decent rain now!

Micki said...

I love your journal...how beautiful!
Micki

Laura said...

Not a second wasted in your day! I love the colours in those Coleus. I have been planted seeds too! It feels like such a positive thing to do.
I can't believe you managed to sew all that in one day. You must be so speedy when you get going.

Lorraine said...

love your tote and arty quilt..very inspirational. sorry you had poop all over the place..my son was vomiting yesterday too whilst I was at my annual craft show!!I have written a poem about it called worried mum!! getting into poetry since joining the arty mums group. Love your plants..I got some woad seeds yesterday so hoping to grow them to have a woad dye vat!!

Mrs Moen said...

Love the mermaid baby and his tropical surroundings; so bright and cheerful!
Hope you find you bag soon, I hate when that happens!

roc said...

wonderful fabric fancies! love coming by to see what inspirational things you have posted. your work is so wonderful!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I see you have one of those machines that has the alphabet on it. I drool over those and this piece is a perfect example of why I drool. Great job. Love the little mermaid (or is it merman?)

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Love all your plants. That is an amazing price for the tomato plants! We pay more than that for the little ones here.

Great little tote! I see you even used some selvage. Great job! Mine always makes it into the trash bin. Not very good at cutting them off, saving them, and then actually making something from them lol.

I think that quote is from the Little Mermaid Movie...

Jamie said...

What a fun post! Love the poetry tote and the mini! I am also a bit envious of your plants. Mine are just little sprouts right now. Have fun putting those beauties in the ground! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

Shona Cole said...

oh your work is really lovely. I hope you find your journal!!!

shona

Stempelientje said...

Ohhh That mermaid look so adorable!!
And....please check out my blog,,there is something for you....
Greetings from Stempelientje.

VKT said...

You are very talented. The bags are just adorable. Blessings to you for raising your sweet grandsons for a time! I know that meant a lot to them and their Mom.

Mumsy said...

You did have a very busy day! The quilt piece is gorgeous..

Jenny said...

Wow, love your flowers. Hope you all kick that virus soon. And that tote. Oh my.

Patty said...

Holey Moley another bout of that nasty flu bug! Get those kids vaccinated, hope that's all for you guys. I think you met your sick quota for the year.
Like what you've done this week. I think that quote come from Sebastian from the Little Mermaid, don't ask why I know this.
Have a great week.

Serline said...

Lovely quilt. Quilting is one of those things I wish I had learned from my mom but I never did...

Sherry said...

Love your bag and the other piece as well!! Oh, I can't wait to start gardening. You got some wonderful plants!

I hope all the poop and sickness goes away quickly! Neither one is ever a pleasant thing.

Sherry