Monday, March 28, 2022

Green Isn't Always Second Fiddle

 When you think of the color Green
in relationship with another color,
it is usually included as the second color
in the sequence.

Red and Green
Blue and Green......

I wonder why that is?
Green is a lovely color that can
stand strong by itself.

This month's mini 

Green Isn't Always Second Fiddle
Shades of Green

21" x 24"

Using Green as the primary color
can be a challenge.
I usually purchase greens for
applique stems, leaves or
to mix with another color. 
So most of my green fabrics are small
prints to add a little bit
of texture to a project.

In this case, different shades of green got to be the stars
with tiny red and white shirtings settling for  the 
second fiddle position.

I noticed three of my old favorites ended up
side by side.
The first one is from the Sarah Johnson Collection and 
the Shelburne Museum 
The second one is part of the 
Smithsonian Fabrics collections, but I'm not sure 
what antique quilt.
The third one is all used up
so I don't remember the designer.

Red just couldn't let Green be the star
and just had to be the binding!

A March Series

The month of March can be thought
of spring gradually finding its way
and even possibly seeing the beginning of a hint of green.

For now, the only green I can 
see is clipped to the fence.

Be sure to check out the rest of the 
Monthly Minis listed on Wendy's blog,
it's always a treat.

Until Next Time-

Friday, March 11, 2022

A Quick trip to Santa Fe

A couple of weeks ago 
we were able to get away 
and spend some time in
Santa Fe, New Mexico, one of 
our favorite places. 

It's a quick 6 1/2 hour trip
depending on the traffic 
through Denver and Colorado Springs. 

But once passed those cities
 the highway 
opens up and the traffic
almost disappears.

Santa fe is such a unique place.

Hard to think of it
as the state capital. 

We have favorite places 
that are always on our list 
to stop and enjoy.

Kakawa Chocolate House 

Their passion is
authentic and historical
drinking chocolate elixirs and 
our passion is always to come by
for a taste test.

We might include
a visit to the 136 year old

Cathedral Basilica of Francis 
Of Assisi located
right off the central plaza. 

Running Man 
seems to fit right into
the Santa fe vibe.

Our main reason for this particular visit
was to check out our daughter's new work place.

It is so nice to have her and her husband 
so much closer.  
They waved Florida goodbye and 
have now settled into the high desert of New Mexico.

Her job involves managing 1000's of objects
in the International Folk Art Museum.  
If you have ever been there, 
you know what I mean by their massive 

We were given a private tour of the
multiple rooms of onsite storage. 

First stop, peeking down 
the aisles of preserved quilts.

Each one labeled with it's providence 
and history.

Each one archivally stored for a future displays.

 They are rolled in an inert nylon film called dartek which
acts as a barrier against pests, dust, etc. 

There is so much more that makes this museum so unique.

face jugs

Mexican cartonerĂ­a

Can you tell what this horse is made from?

aluminum can pull tabs.

One storage room was filled with some
interesting and unusual animals.

Peek-a-boo, we see you!

Lots of folk people from
every country and nationality

just waiting for their turn to go on display.

Everyone is labeled
indexed and accounted for.

Some don't mind being in a cupboard,
but others get pretty grumpy.

Most museums only can exhibit about 5-10% of their collections at a time.

One of the current exhibits is called
"Dressing with a Purpose"
which examines three Scandinavian dress traditions.

The hand embroidery is exquisite.

Examples include
 the traditional on the left

to a modern interpretation on the right 
using shopping bags from Ikea.

Santa fe is a wonderful place to visit.

Hopefully, some day your travels will 
take you there.

Until Next Time-