Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Birdhouse Gourds and a barn along quilt block

I saw the cutest barn blocks on Pinterest. Lori Holt is doing a Barn Along. I am behind but I like them so much I am sure I can catch up. The block on the barn wall is made with 1 1/2 pieces. I haven't done anything that small in a long time so my first block is a little wonky. I still like it though. There are 12 blocks in all and each are 14 1/2 Square. My favorite one that I saw is a barn with a silo. I have a lot of scraps to use and I like that about it too. I re- met my Grandaughter Haylie day before yesterday. It was so wonderful I couldn't sleep that night. She is 10 and the last time I saw her she was almost 4. She is my son's child and he and mom are divorced so it made it hard for me to see her. She is a lot like me...She loves art and has a room full of art supplies. She also likes to write stories. I just am so excited and she was ready to come over right that second. Both Haylie and Olivia were excited too to have a girl cousin. I sent her a letter today and did a little mail art. I also finished three birdhouse gourds. I really love painting them. I had bought three of them at a garage sale. I wish I bought everyone of them that the lady had. I am growing my own and I think I am going to have a ton of them when the growing season is done. I especially like the little sea otter with the seaweed. My favorite though, is the funky chicken I finished today! I used primary colors and polymer clay. He looks so happy outside! I still am really struggling with this cough. I don't have pneumonia anymore but I am just wiped out from coughing all the time. It keeps me up all night and I just hate it. I cleaned the bunny cage and was so short of breath I thought I was going to pass out. arghhhhhhhhh..... I feel like it has ruined my summer with the kids. Well probably because in a way it has darn it. Happy Summer all!

11 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Your birdhouses are darling.

The reunion with your granddaughter sounds wonderful. I'm sure it has been great for both of you.

Jo said...

Those gourds are fab! love love love the chicken!!! and how wonderful that you got to see your granddaughter!!!

Jody said...

The chicken is Great!! Glad you hooked up with granddaughter--now get well!!

gin said...

Beautiful art work on the gourds. That chicken is so cute!

Maria said...

Sending you lots of get well wishes Melinda...
Nice to get together with your GD..
Oh your Chooky one is just GORGEOUS......

Laurie said...

I'm so excited for your reunion Melinda! I've said it once and I'll say it again, your talent is amazing! I had pneumonia so I know what you're talking about. I didn't think the coughing was ever going to stop, and regaining my energy took awhile. Hang in there, it will go away!!

arttage said...

Love that chicken gord the suitcase is so coolio too!I sure hope things are going well with you Melinda mia! Love you always, Sanna

Kerry said...

Such an awesome chicken birdhouse Melinda .... I love it !!!!
So precious that you get to reconnect with your grandaughter .... it's such a special relationship.
Take care of yourself, and I hope that cough goes away soon.

Yarni Gras! said...

oh.my.GOSH! That chicken kills! I want one!!!!! I planted my gourds late (sort of on purpose because my morning glories burned up early.)
Anyhoo, they probably won't produce this year.....sigh.
Your gourds are Gourdgeous! hahaha

Yarni Gras! said...

hey....another thought...please put up a tutorial on painting these gourds!

jillytacy said...

I'm glad you got to see your grand daughter. The chicken gourd is amazing! I love it!