Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Week 34

It's One Flower Wednesday time again! Head over to Karen's blog, Journey of a Quilter, to see more beautiful flowers.

I think this flower looks nice against the color of the grass. The photo was taken just outside my office. I thought about using my own grass as a the setting but since I don't really have grass yet - just weeds - I held off. I want the flower to look pretty, not grungy!

We're headed to the Lake for the weekend. Hopefully I'll do some sewing during the 3 hour car ride because I plan to read, lay in the sun, take pontoon rides, and hang out in the water while we're there. I have the petals completed for my next flower. Now I just need to sew them together.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Weeks 32 and 33

Somehow, I've messed up my flower posting. I posted one flower twice and found a few flowers that were never posted. This is all happened during our move to the new house and week and half of vacation. I think I'm finally on track again!

This photo was taken among the PETUNIA's on campus.

As a quilter, I draw inspiration from all around me. I keep a notebook of ideas, color schemes and patterns as the come to mind. I seem to especially be inspired by floors. As in carpet and tiles. I'm not sure why, maybe it's the often simple patterns? Anyway, while I was using the ladies room at the student union the other day, I fell in love with this awesome floor.

Those hexagons are so small! This section of the student union was built in 1931 so I'm guessing that's how old the tiles are? (I don't know enough about preservation to confirm this.) In any case, seeing them certainly brings the "They don't make 'em like they used to" thought up.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Week 31

I'm excited to be participating in One Flower Wednesday again. I took a few weeks off due to vacations and moving and back to school tasks. Fortunately, I kept sewing my weekly flowers so I'm not behind on my year long goal of 52 flowers in 52 weeks.

This photo was taken on campus. I wanted to photograph the impatiens but had trouble finding a bunch that wasn't wilted. (It is very unusual to see neglected flowers on campus!) Luckily there was a beautiful pot of them near the entrance to the bookstore.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Week 30

This picture doesn't do justice to the colors of this flower. It's much more beautiful in person. The photo was taken at my families home on Lake George, Indiana. Anyone know the name of these flowers? They are perennials, right?

I love that my own flower garden is growing!