Friday, November 22, 2013

Making Blue Things

I know, I know  - I've been lax in posting photos. I've been busy - making blue things, of course . . . .

Visit my Etsy Shop for earrings and things.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Blue Stars

I love this quilt. Blue makes some people sad but not me. I surround myself with it and I always feel better.
Can you see the Baptist Fan quilting design? It's an old fashioned favorite and was machine quilted by Dawn Larsen before my book Remembering Adelia came out. I bought myself a Baptist Fan stencil at a booth at a quilt show and I will try to use it to mark  a small quilt someday for hand quilting.
Look closely - these are half-square triangles arranged to look like LeMoyne Stars. A very easy pattern.
Thank goodness for blue and puppy love . . . .

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Blue Dinnerware

We visited an antiques shop on the way home from Ohio a few weeks ago.
We sometimes use blue at home for our dinnerware too.
Cannot figure out why he eats his dinner and then always leaves one kibble in the bowl. Perhaps it's meant for his sister? Or maybe he likes my cooking and is sending his compliments to the chef . . .
Miss Fussy Pants here does not like my cooking unless it's leftover chicken. Everything else: "Me? Eat that? You're crazy. It's dog food!"

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Healthy Blue

There's a lot of blue in my frig today.
I'm loving those healthy smoothies in my new blue cup.
I added half an apple, frozen blueberries and 2 T of yogurt. A twist of lime. Yes, because of the spinach it sometimes comes out green. But it tastes oh so fruity.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

I Love Turquoise Blue

I love this simple bracelet which was a gift from my daughter. She knows me so well.
Here's one I made myself and sold on Etsy -
Some other simple turquoise jewelry I've made that's for sale on my Etsy shop -
Turquoise, pearl earrings

Turquoise pearl earrings

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Life Looks Pretty in Blue

Last weekend my husband and I went to our local Botanic Garden to walk for a bit. I took my camera. Other than the sky and water there are not a lot of other blue things in nature but since I started this blog I look for and see blue wherever I go. I pointed out these rocks near the water and said aren't they a pretty blue? He said "Yeah . . . in a kind of greenish-gray way."

What? They're BLUE. Those rocks are blue.
What he saw . . .
Walking along I noticed the water also seemed so . . . blue.  I was ecstatic. So much brilliant blue in nature today! Now that I was looking for it.
Still slightly green-gray to him.
I was seeing the prettiest blues wherever I went.
Blue gravel!

He wasn't finding glory in the "blueness" of nature that day. Either he was being contrary or he just didn't get it. Then he said, "Wait a minute, give me your glasses."  Don't know why it took us so long to figure out that even though the lenses on my new sunglasses look black, they are tinted - BLUE!  Duh. Of course. His are tinted green-gray. So my view of the world on a sunny day is  . . . blueish. I don't really think I would have it any other way.

I know for sure these were definitely blue . . . .

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Little Blue Box

You can never have too many blue containers. At first I thought I'd use this little blue box from The Container Store for some of my bracelets.
But I decided it's perfect storage for my 2-inch blue squares.
Now they're out of the plastic bag  : )
I need to cut more of these so I'm ready for anything. Bought a red one and a green one too but that's a whole other blog.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Rainy Day Blues

Of course, all this rain we are expected to get means that the trees will be green and flowers will be blooming soon!
Staying inside today and playing around with some blue squares.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Welcome to Something Blue

I love the color blue. Blue is calming. It's a sentimental color. Blue was a latecomer among colors used in art and decoration, and one of the last colors to be named in any language. Cave paintings did not contain blue. Blue was scorned by the ancient Greeks as ugly and barbaric. In Egypt, blue was associated with the sky and with divinity. Blue was considered the color that would protect the dead against evil in the afterlife. In medieval Europe, as people began to associate the color blue with the Virgin Mary, the color entered the Church and gained a wide influence. Eventually it became a royal color, and later a political and military color. Today, most people pick it as their favorite color.

Artists who loved blue -

                    Blue Dancers by Degas

                       Monet's Water Lilies


              Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

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( I think I like this one better - Starry Night Over The Rhone, also painted by Van Gogh.)

So many things I own and love are blue. In many different shades. Everywhere I look my eye goes to those things that are colored blue first. If I have a choice in anything, I almost always pick the blue one.

My daughter surprised me with this journal for Mother's Day last year because she knows I love blue and birds and writing. It has a pretty "bejewelled" blue and white magnetic clasp.
It's become my new Gratitude journal. Among other things today . . . I'm grateful for the color blue!