Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Oops! Missed Sketch Tuesday Deadline

I'm coming off my blogging sabbatical (lol) briefly, in order to post my daughters' contributions to Harmony Art Mom's Sketch Tuesday activity. The pictures have been done since the weekend, but with one thing and another, I completely forgot to submit them until this morning. Here they are on my blog-- that the kids might not be disappointed.

They were to sketch Something Warm.


Mariel sketched her Fuzzy Socks.


Yes, you guessed right. Cornflower sketched her vision of our Thermostat. A colorful thermostat decorated with a rainbow-- it warms the soul as well as the body, does it not?

These next two sketches feature a precious gift I received this Christmas from the girls. Nine years ago I participated in a friendship quilt square exchange. I have never quilted, and what with this, that and the other thing, those quilt squares sat in with my sewing things for almost a decade. Over the years the girls occasionally got them out and rearranged them in patterns on the floor before putting them back into the project graveyard. Finally, at the beginning of December I handed the stack to Triss and suggested that she ask Grammy to help them put the squares together in a quilt. This is the beautiful result:

Friendship Quilt 2

When the Sketch Tuesday assignment was "Something Warm", Triss came up with this:

Love, a Homemade Quilt and a Good Book

At the top she wrote, "What keeps me warm? Love, a homemade quilt and a good book."


And I sat down to sketch with the kids, and decided to draw the quilt as well.

Something Warm

The responsibilities of the household kept me from completing the project on time, but I plan to finish coloring it as soon as I can.

That's all for now.


Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

You can always send them in late if you want to.....I am not too strict on the deadline and I can always add them onto next week's entry...just in case you miss it again. :)

These sketches are lovely and made me smile. I especially love the quilt sketch your daughter made. The quilt is beautiful and to have your family stitch it together is even more special. I have a similar project in my sewing cupboard. I have all the blocks done and now it just needs to be pieced together and quilted. Maybe I should make it a goal.

Anyway, thanks for the link, I so enjoyed all the sketches and the story behind them.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom

SeƱora Smith said...

Oh, that quilt and the sketches warm me, too! I miss quilting... one of these years I will pick it back up. That and sketching lol.