Poultry Love

It’s been so long since I posted that I forgot how!  But it is coming back.  I have been doing a little painting over the winter break from school.  I’ve sold several paintings in my re-opened Etsy shop in the last few weeks, that I thought it was time to add some new stock.  I still don’t have much time for painting, but I have this definite need to make.  Yes, I have realized that I am a “maker”.  I just have to make something to keep my sanity.

I finished this little 4″ x 4″ painting today.  Is it a chicken or a rooster?  I am not  really sure– hence the gender neutral title.  It’s obvious I never spent a lot of time around farm animals, but it makes me smile nonetheless.

Poultry Love

Poultry Love by Pam Schoessow    bluepumpkinstudio.com

I’ve also been quilting a little bit making several small quilty things for gifts.  Since I am STILL without my longarm, I had to rent time on a machine at the local quilt shop to get my projects done.  Unfortunately, I didn’t think to take any pictures and now they are all gone!  Well except for a table runner and some placemats that were just for me.  I’ll try to post a picture of them soon (when I get the dining room table cleaned off!)  Things are still a holiday mess around here, and I return to school on Monday!

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Quilt Shop by Pam Schoessow  bluepumpkinstudio.com

I did have a wonderful time last weekend with family in Provo, Utah.  My brother and his wife just built a beautiful retirement home that is filled with treasures from their 30 years in the foreign service.  It’s not a downsized home–but one made for  lots of family and especially grandchildren.  There were rooms and beds for 18 of us for the weekend–quite a feat.  The highlight of the weekend was a 1 year olds birthday party for 2 nieces’ children that were born 46 hours apart last Dec 30 and Jan 1.  15 more family members showed up for the birthday party on Saturday.  Highlights included a crawling race (results were highly contested!) and 1 year olds (Ada Kate and Sam) chowing down on their first birthday cake.

I won’t make any promises about when I will post again.  I DO miss all of my blogging friends and hope to make it a higher priority in 2018.

Best Wishes to all of you for a happy, healthy and rewarding new year.

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Barn Quilts

I’ve read in magazines only about areas of the U.S. where there quilts painted on barns.  If I was free to roam, how fun it would be to take a drive in the country and go from farm to farm to see this outdoor quilt “show”.  Sounds like the Quilt Life to me.

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Funky Chicken

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Funky Chicken

I’m seeing chickens popping up in several places. I find it interesting when something I think of as old (been there, done that in the 70’s/80’s) becomes suddenly new, popular and “fresh”. (Scotty dogs is another one!) It really is true that there’s “nothing new under the sun”. I wonder how old I’ll have to before I start seeing things come around the 3rd time! Nevertheless, now I’m painting chickens!