Sunday, June 26, 2011

DEER PAINTING

A big HELLO to all my friends ,first of all I must say I haven't been feeling so well ,could be the weather change along with the allergies that continue to bother me,but I really wanted to make a post today.

I was reading Cyndis blog one day http://bluebirdswing.blogspot.com/and she has deer in her back yard now that is so cool ,my mind went to a painting that I had found one day actually sticking out of a trash bin it is large so that is why I could see it . I of course took it and I cleaned it and put a frame on it ,it is so beautifully done it even has the signature of the artist I even looked it up in the Greek Artists Ecyclodedia and he was noted in it. I plan of taking it to our country home and hang it over the fireplace I noted in my comment to Cyndi that I would make a post about it so Cyndi here it is.







This lower right section could be a painting itself.
He is  starring right at us!










A friend of mine gave me an old curtain that she would like for me to make a little quilt for her so I decided to make it using a triangle template that I had made a while back.



I had a piece of hard plastic and measured and cut lines into it ,It makes 12 blocks each one 9.5 c.m. so I just cut the fabric along with a solid pink that I thought matched it fine and put them together and just drew with the pencil through the lines.







And then I sew 1/4 inch on both sides of the lines and cut on the lines I have plenty cut up now and will sew it up for her I will give it to her to quilt by hand it will be a throw size for her sofa ,now I have the triangle cut , really haven't decided how to put them together I shall play first before deciding.



And then of course I have made a batch of potholders and played a bit with a couple by adding a little triangle in the corner for a better grasp. That is what I have been up to and since I moved last month ,I am still putting up curtains and organizing I just do a little at a time I really don't want to tire my hands , I wish all of you a nice Sunday and make something pretty and creative. xoxo Theodora

7 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

What a shame that you haven't been feeling too well lately but it's good that you are up to blogging again. I can't believe that people would throw away such a lovely picture but it has found a much better home now and I'm sure it will be treasured. Great little invention for making half square triangles. I'm sure you'll have fun playing with them. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs Vreni x

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Hi Theadora, first of all how very cool that you found the painting in the trash. You are a woman after my own heart, I love to find treasures in the trash!
Second of all thanks so much for you wonderful comments on my blog. I wish I had more wifi time to look at everyone else's blogs.
As it happens I met Molly ( the sister of the blog you mentioned) & her mom Kay last year in the Sunday market. I knew that they would be here again this year & I hope I will get a chance to see them. Perhaps today, as I am at the market right now. It is indeed a small world. Isn't it? Especially in this global blogging world!
Thanks so much for following along! I am so glad to know you are out there!
Sally

Laura said...

Good Morning Theodora!

I'm so sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well. I will certainly add you to my prayers. It is no fun being "under the weather".
Thank you for sharing your pictures of the quilt and your potholders...I always love to see what you are working on. And what a find with the deer picture! We see a lot of those fellows...up close and personal...right around here in the Maine woods!

Have a blessed day, my friend,
Laura

kheli said...

Glad you are feeling better! Love the deer painting. We have a lot of them here in North Carolina. I see them every day. They are such delicate beautiful animals. Please post the floral quilt when you are done. The fabric is lovely!

Sheila said...

So sorry to hear you have not been feeling well and I hope this will soon pass . I am intrigued by your template for the triangles ,did you just sew on the diagonal lines or the vertical lines as well ? I suspect they are just to separate the sections . Your deer painting is amazing , how anyone could throw this out is beyond me , but it has now found a great home where it is being loved and that is a good thing . Love your potholders , great idea to add the little triangle .Take care and hope to see you blog again soon I have missed you.

sunny said...

So sorry to hear you haven't been well. I was about ready to come looking for you! I'm anxious to see how your quilt turns out. Feel better soon.

Quilting Yai Yai said...

Hello, Theodora. My name is Deborah and I am a quilter in America. I found your blog on Quilting Blogger and I am now following you. I have read several of your posts and really enjoyed them.
I hope you feel better very soon. I love the picture you found!