Sunday, May 31, 2009

Current Events

Quilter's ADD...I started a new project, even though I haven't finished the QOV Mystery or the May blocks for my block-of-the-month project! And I have quite a pileof UFO's tucked away that probably only need a border or something to finish. But, at least this is a stash project, so I do get credit for avoiding unnecessary spending. The pattern is Twisted Sister by Ami Simms. I am using black backgrounds and a variety of brown, gold and green batiks. Hopefully this is a masculine look, because it is destined for another returning soldier!

Friday the family went to the Desert Botanical Gardens to see the Chihuly exhibit "The Nature of Glass." This blue and purple collection was in perhaps the most gorgeous section...right under a palo verde tree that provided lots of shade!
Here are some pink "fiddleheads" with green swirllies (yep, technical term) among some prickly pear.
At the entrance, you are greeted by glass yucca formations and agave/century plants on the terraces. The whole place is beautiful.


debijeanm said...

We were supposed to have gone to the Chihuly exhibit over spring break but got the puppy instead. Thank you for sharing the pictures!

The Calico Cat said...

I love Chihuly! I saw his exibit in NYC & loved it. (I also saw his exhibit at the BMA (Baltimore Museum of Art) but I so prefer the outdoors exhibits.

Jean said...

Those are awesome!!! I like your blocks too. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my didn't have your email attached to the comment, so I couldn't respond.