Friday, May 15, 2009

Glorious Green

Our house sits on the top of a knoll and is surrounded by trees. It is like perching in a tree house as I sit at the kitchen table; surrounded on all sides by fresh florescent spring green. This morning the birds are especially vocal and their songs seem to mirror our feelings of overwhelming well being. This has been a perfect week... cool, refreshing and optimistic. We have been able to dwell in a green dream of "all possibilities".

Despite all the sighing and revelry,  a little progress was made, too. Thanks to Greg, I was finally able to get my childhood kitchen chairs recovered. It was a hard decision, but the Sweet Potato Vine upholstery fabric was the finalist, as our decor leans toward primary colors. I also think this design enhances the Scandinavian Modern look, which I love.

Some of my Prairie Gothic scraps inspired me to stitch up a couple new reversible pillows, too. I think they are in keeping with the "green" theme, especially with the happy ball fringe.  

The reverse sides are simply single squares of fabric, but the quilting spices them up nicely. In fact, they look so cool and comfortable in the garden, that now I'm thinking of covering the porch furniture in a similar fashion.

As I have written this entry the green outside seems to have intensified and the sky is darkening! Ah!! A perfect day to be buried among books and fabric... heavenly! And perhaps the ideal evening to watch The Wizard of OZ. "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!"


Lisa said...

The chairs sitting outside are so inviting. I love the pom poms on the pillows, it adds a nice touch.


love the chairs and the pillows! they'd look great on my deck! the pom poms are fabulous!

connie said...


With your permission I'd like to add your blog to the blog page of my new quilting directory, Quilt Qua : You can let me know if you'd like to be included. If you would like to be on the first alpha list, you simply need to let me know you've made mention, or placed a link on your site, back to Quilt Qua. I can send you a graphic if you'd like one for that purpose.

I try to check my lists, but if I've already contacted you, I'm sorry.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please note photos are always welcome on the Show and Tell page (right now there is a giveaway connected to the show and tell), and do let me know if I've missed your business to list on the web site!

Thank you,
Connie Colten
Quilt Qua

Laura Wasilowski said...

There are so many variations of green in my garden I can hardly take it all in. All I need now is a beautiful set of cushions for my chairs with your fabric to make it perfect!

solomi558 said...

I love these fabrics, how nice to cottonreelget away from the predictable--------------

solomi558 said...

Sorry about the garbled post . I shall blame it on my thimble finger, which is poorly at the present time. I,m typing with that finger in the air. I love these fabrics