Yes, as a matter of fact, I do love vultures. If you live "in the country" you grow to appreciate them. I developed my love of vultures when a big (and probably pregnant beaver) died at the edge of the pond and I thought we (meaning Chris) were going to have to deal with it. Nope. My new best friends arrived and had the whole area spick and span in 2 days. They are fun to watch too as long as you don't get close.
I knew I wanted one on my wall so I put him in the upper corner where he can watch over my quilting. I think the bold blackness of him also detracts from the hideous (but necessary) pipes.
Here are all 4 of the most recent sections together. The vulture next to the flag just cracks me up!
Here's what the floor looks like after 3 sections. This annoys me so it will be cleaned up before I start another section. That will give me some time to come up with an idea for the next section too.
This past weekend I taught the New Owner's Training at The Longarm Network. I love doing the class. Everyone is excited about their new machine but they are also a little scared. My goal is to get them wanting to rush home and quilt. The class is always fun and I love all the people that work at TLN. Shelby works there and that's why I was in a hurry to get her gift done and ready for delivery Saturday.
This is Shelby and she loved her new plates! One of them really needs to be slumped again but she wouldn't let me take it back. I figure she will eventually relent when she gets tired of it rocking on the table. It was the last piece I made and was done Friday so I didn't have time to slump it once more. But she loved them and she's happy so I'm happy.
7/18/2016 03:59:45 pm
So glad Shelby liked the plates--they look great!
Are you sure we aren't sisters?? I am mesmerized by vultures too. Pretty much every night we have several of them that fly (float) over the river and I love to watch them. It's hard to believe such ugly birds are such poetry in motion in the air. What a great addition to your wall! So glad your friend loved the plates - I knew she would.
7/19/2016 10:17:23 am
the vulture is so cool! That is amazing how you got the perfect piece of black tile for his beak! Do you have a section that is a rainbow? I am thinking a rainbow would fit in with the curve of the clamshell.
7/19/2016 02:02:18 pm
Not everyone appreciates the clean-up crews. Vultures are beautiful and huge. I worked on the 8th floor and there was a nest on the roof of that building. I had the pleasure of seeing them very up close as the swooped across our windows with their wings expanded. They were playing with their young. I like them too. Their work is impeckable.
7/24/2016 07:22:14 am
Love the vulture! And the dragonfly. The mess is a small price to pay for the decorated wall!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.