Are We Walking to Alaska

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Monday, March 30, 2015

March Scavenger Hunt

March Scavenger Hunt 


Circle of Flying Geese on a quilt top I'm making about Washington state - with Mt. Baker - viewed from Lummi Penninsula

Birthday card from my dear friend Diane

 Old Window
New Window

One of several pieces of Native American wood art hanging from the ceiling of U.W. Harborview Medical Center main lobby in Seattle

Skyline at Birch Bay

A favorite word
Spring is a favorite word - and the lilacs are budding out - blooming soon


The movement of the small boat as compared to the movement of the Washington State Ferry


The beautiful new lights our son put up in the master bathroom - replacing the ugly make-up lights that were original to the house

I obviously didn't take this photo - it is my Grandfather on the steps of the trolley where he was the conductor in San Francisco


A set of hand painted dessert pates

Some thing you made

My friend Lois - in California - drew the pictures of the teddy bears (one for each month) and I designed and made the quilt - we made a pattern for the quilt that is for sale

Whatever you want
End tables that I decoupaged nautical charts to the drawers - the handle is an old faucet knob - from Etsy.  These are in our living room


Glo said...

What a wonderful array of photos. So many excellent creative pieces that you have made or designed. How special to have the photo of your grandfather ... it's a treasure indeed. You are a most creative and talented person! Do you also make all the clothes for your dolls? Your lilacs are much further along than ours.

Powell River Books said...

My great grandfather worked in San Francisco. His family, including my grandmother, lived across the bay in Oakland. When the 1906 earthquake hit, he couldn't get home for days and they didn't know if he was dead or alive. Later they moved to Glendale, California, where he became head chef at the Glendale Sanitarium, which later became the Glendale Hospital. I have a copy of the cookbook he published in about 1912.

Rosie said...

Great selection, I particularly like you car, art, window and circle photos:)

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful images for your photo hunt.. Your quilts are so pretty and I love the lilacs..The photo of your grandfather is awesome. Great post, enjoy your day!

amanda peters said...

Lovely set of photos, like the box covered in maps, and the photo of your grandfather.
Amanda xx

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Why did I not know before that you are a wonderful quilt maker? The two you show today are fabulous!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The quilt is much detail! I love red work! And what a neat old photo of your Grandfather. I feel like I could walk into the photo and go back in time. Enjoy your day my friend. My embroidery kits finally came yesterday so I'm going to see if I still remember how to embroidery! haha! Sweet hugs, Diane

Karen S. said...

Window views are always enjoyable, looking in and looking out. All your photos are fun, it was like reading a story in photo chapters!

Pamela Gordon said...

What an interesting post. I love the red work quilt. It's really beautiful. And your decoupaged end table is so neat with the faucet handle. Have a great day!

Fiona said...

Love the Lilac, Movement and Skyline... (anything with blue sky, we've had so little for the last few months!) Your quilts are amazing, what a talent you have.

Julie said...

Love circle, window and your beautiful quilt. Lovely story about your grandfather too. x

Amy at love made my home said...

Fabulous finds! Especially the circle and car! xx

Lilly's Mom said...

I so enjoyed looking at your pictures and creations that you made. It makes me homesick for my native state of Washington. Sending you wishes from California :)

Montanagirl said...

This is a really nice post - I enjoy all the photos, especially the old-time one!

greenthumb said...

Thanks for taking part in this months scavenger hunt, I really like your photos of bathroom,window and something you made. Greenthumb.

Carletta said...

Beautiful lilacs and quilt and a special treasure in that photo of your grandfather.

Kay said...

Great photos! I'm especially taken with the SF trolley (not all that much older than the ones I rode as a teenager!). That's quite a step up, isn't it? And your bear quilt is darling. I hope we'll see the Washington one you're making, too. The old window shot is very nice.
(BTW, I did get down on the ground for the newt shot I posted. I couldn't resist getting eye-to-eye. And yes, I can't say I was very graceful getting back up!)

Julie Fukuda said...

Wow, I'm glad to get caught up. I would have hated to miss these last great posts. I love al your pictures and the quilt is darling.

J said...

Love the quilts! Your state block really captures the movement of geese against the soft, commanding presence of the mountain. Your applique is so well done that I thought the block was painted fabric! Beautiful combination!
And I always gravitate to red and white quilts - just something about how bold and sassy they are!

Fundy Blue said...

Your spectacular header took my breath away! I think that it is one of the most beautiful I have seen in the blogging world! And your hunt photos were fun to see and read about. You are a talented quilter for sure. My favorite photo has to be that of your grandfather. I am fascinated with old photos, and I can't help wondering about the lives and stories of the people in them. Thank you for sharing it! Happy Easter, JoAnn.

Midlife Roadtripper said...

I enjoyed all your choices, but you touched my heart with the lilacs. They so remind me of Mother's Day as that is about the time they bloomed in Minnesota. My mother and I would wear them as corsages when we went to church - she white for her mother not living. Me, the purple.

I can't grow them in Texas as it is too hot for them. I would have many of them if I could. Enjoyed your seeing your hunt.

**Anne** said...

I love your photos, your quilts are amazing. I especially love the photo of your grandfather as a conductor. Those old photos are very special.
Anne xx

Kezzie said...

Hi! How are you? Well, I hope! So glad to your photos. I particularly love that window! x