Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Signs of autumn are already starting to pop up here & there.
I love these mushrooms that grow in the yard every end of summer.
The elderberry bushes are ripening. Soon the birds will eat all of the berries.
I went to Physical therapy today, & when I got home there was a mama & baby moose in the back yard. I honked & hollered trying to get them to move on so I could get out of my car. It spooked the baby, but I got the feeling the mama might be deaf. Finally my DH came to the back door & told me to run! Now picture this. I just got finished with physical therapy, so by the time I got home from downtown Anchorage, my knee was pretty seized up & I could hardly walk! I ran like a gimpy turtle! The moose didn't seem to care, thank goodness!
I got a back end shot though the bedroom window. Below is the baby, I took that from the deck.
The last couple of days I've worked on the 2nd set of ABC's. I'll be taking this one to Michigan with me.
I made it longer & narrower than the 1st set, & embellished with some beads along with the silk cocoons. I dyed those with inks.
I also finally found a use for the Egyptian beetle wings that I'd bought years ago. They are the iridescent green.
I painted some more Tyvek & sprinkled it with embossing powders for texture, then heated with the heat gun after cutting out the leaf shapes.


Delighted Hands said...

Just found your blog-love the ABC wall art. The moose are beautiful-does the extra run to the house count towards next week's therapy?!

Steph said...

Ahh Fall! I look forward to fall every year cause it means the State Fair is here. Glad to hear the moose didn't care too much about you running like a gimpy turlte.

roxanestoner said...

You truely are a visionary. I particularly like a bells flowers on the side of the quilt. The colors are yummy. Could be a dessert in the quilt world.

Gaia Quilter said...

I love the mushrooms, they look like they should be on a Snow White movie. Your ABC's are great, I can't wait to see them in real life. You are the "master" embellisher!

jenclair said...

The mushrooms are beautiful! Can't imagine running from wild life the size of a moose, but running when physically incapable of speed must be terrifying.

Micki said...

Love the ABC wall art, especially all the embellishments. Glad you didn't have to really try and run from the moose.

Sheri said...

Those are beautiful mushrooms .Are they poison?

Barbara C said...

What a wonderful piece! I like the shape of this one a lot, and the embellishments are fabulous.

Thanks for the great nature photos.

Myra said...

Great nature photos! Love the mushrooms!
Very interesting ABC creations! Never seen anything like them! One of a kind art! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Granny Fran said...

Gorgeous mushrooms, but I think they are deadly Amanitas, so don't taste them. The edible ones are much less enticing, aren't they. I used to have a marvelous guide book to mushrooms from my late ecologist husband, who knew all about which ones to eat and which to just admire. Unfortunately, it included hallucenogenic (sp?)fungi, and one of my, then teenage, daughter's friends walked off with it.
That baby is so ugly, it is cute.
What fun ABCs!

Nanc said...

Your ABC piece turned out great, Deb! Very creative!

Shasta said...

Your alphabet hanging is just gorgeous! Such wonderful work.

Lynne said...

I cannot wait till Fall arrives here! Love the moose pics!