Thursday, July 03, 2008

Spielberg Sky & Show & Tell

It was a Spielberg sky over Anchorage today as I headed in to the Quilt Guild meeting.
I snapped a bunch of pictures of it from the church parking lot. I wished I had brought my other lens. It was fascinating.
I only got a few pictures of the Show & Tell. I was stitching on my beads & forgot myself for a few minutes there!
My friend Jackie Carley is working on a series of trees. She photo transferred the images then embellished with thread painting.
She likes to tell people she took my class, (which she did), but I think she could've done this without me.

Mary Penty Lee showed this quilt for her son, & her wonderful jacket.
Ruthie (in the red) put together this beauty, front
& back. It's going to be quilted by me on Lily.
This pair have been in our yard for at least 4 hours now. Taking their mid-day nap.
My DH whistled when I was tippy-toeing my way to get a tighter shot. Mama moose picked up her head,
then decided I was OK.
They're still there as I post.

15 comments:

Shirley Goodwin said...

Mooses! How cute! And what a weirdly interesting sky. I like all those tree quilts - I've been having a tree thing lately too.

Michelle Auer said...

I wonder how many generations of Moose you have had that nap in that very same spot every summer?

Allison Ann Aller said...

The moose are so beautiful! I wonder why their heads are so long...
Very cool that Lily is employed like this on your guild members' quilts.

mindy said...

Cool clouds....were they the result of the hillside fire? Down here in Nashville I know only a few details...so not sure how close you were to it?

Guzzisue said...

I never appreciated how big and solid moose were until we came accross one by the side of the road in sweden. You have a very talented guild.

Rian said...

Love the moose!

Ruthie's sampler quilt is gorgeous! I know you'll have a blast quilting it.

quiltmom said...

Hi Deb,
I love your trees and the moose and fox are quite lovely.
I believe the clouds are called Noctaluscant(sp?) clouds. My husband, Bruce is an amateur astronomer and we have been watching for them nightly, the last few weeks here in Edmonton. They sometimes get some beautiful colors (lots of shades of blue and back lit with pink) in them and I love the herringbone lines in them. You can go to space weather( i think ).com but google it if I am wrong )to see more pictures of them. They will give a better explanation than I have- my astronomy knowledge is osmotic!!!
Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter
Anna

Elaine Adair said...

OK, I'll bite - whay are those interesting cloud formations called "Spielberg" clouds? I read the post above explaining the right name.

Great post - pretty sky, trees, and of course, we all love the mooses. That finished quilt is really nice.

Bruce said...

Hi Deb, Quiltdad here. Not sure if these were noctilucent clouds but they certainly are beuatiful. What time of day did you see them? NLCs are only seen during those fleeting hours when the Sun goes down.

I like the expression "Spielberg clouds" because it evokes exotic otherwordly ciné-scapes.

Janet said...

Hi Deb: The quilts were noteworthy - thanks for sharing - and so was the sky, but the hands down winner is the series of shots of mama moose and her calf - fabntastic!!
Janet

Granny Fran said...

I enjoyed the show and tell, including the Moose. Beats my skunks, and no stink!
We get that look on the bottom of thunderheads around here. I call them, in scholarly language, Boompies. My pilot son tells me it is best not to fly into clouds like that.

quiltmom said...

Hi Deb,
I went back and looked at the pictures more carefully and realized that I was so impressed with the pictures of your sky and trees that I didn't look carefully enough at your picture of the moose and its baby. At a quick glance, I thought it was another creature of nature, a fox by the ears. I am not really that dense just not paying attention to all the salient details nor that it wouldn't have made sense to have a fox with a moose DUH!!!. It is a good lesson to pay attention to what I am looking at..
The moose were really handsome- Thanks for sharing all your lovely pictures...
Regards,
Anna

Gaia Quilter said...

Jackie's tree quilts are great. The moose are wonderful also, what a nice picture mama and baby moose napping.

Lynne said...

Very cool - Reminds me of the 2 moose that were in your yard for the 2 weeks Kevin & I were there 4 years ago!

BLP said...

Very cool clouds. I like the tree quilt too. Carys took her first steps this weekend! Hard to believe she turns one in about ten more days.