Sunday, April 24, 2011

April Showers

Finally!!! The plums are blooming.  It always makes me happy to see because I know that other wonderful things are soon to follow. May is one of the most beautiful months here in the mountains of Siskiyou County, CA
I have been doing a 'round robin with Crazy Quilters International. Here is Ruby's beautiful block with Judy's work on it.  This was taken before I added anything. I spent about a week drawing out my ideas and thinking before I began. Ruby's theme is Victorian.
This is my "After" picture.

I had so much fun making the blackberries! Not only did I get to experiment with Angelina fibers for the leaves, I learned how to to do dimensional beading. It was surprisingly easy.
I had a terrible time deciding between the lovely scallops and the amazing flower print just below. I finally decided to leave the flower for someone else.

      Finally, I have to add a shot of Mount Shasta. It is really lovely this year.  It was the perfect day to take a ride and enjoy the beauties of nature. This is a view of Mount Shasta today, Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. I hope everyone enjoyed the day!


  1. Hi Ya Katherine
    love the after pictures you really had a lot of fun with it and I am really taken with you angelina leaves and blackberries - they are good fun to make arent they?? Its looking beautiful
    love n hugs bear xoxoxoxo

  2. WOW!!Your silk ribbon is beautiful on all the blocks you have worked on. Love the blackberries with the angelina leaves, they are so real I could eat one. Nice picture of Mount Shasta. Wished we could get some of that snow here!!

  3. Oh Katy! It's lovely. Thanks for working on my block. I love it!

  4. Katy--What fun to read your blog. I am so impressed with what you do outside your classroom!! I think I will get my knitting bag out and get a new project started. I have been planning in my head and just haven't felt the energy to get started on it, but today is a perfect day to indulge in pure personal bliss and do the things we love! I have been a very busy little bee in my kitchen, but now I think I'll move on. Happy Monday!! xo Mona

  5. beautiful photo of the mountain! we can actually see it! and your block with the flowers and berries are sensational!! and folks, she makes the BEST HEALTHY muffins you ever ate!!! :)