Thursday, November 5, 2009

Vintage CQ...Flower # 23

"Oh, Mexico,
It sounds so sweet with the sun sinking low...."
Remember that great song?

Indeed it is sweet here, watching the sunset in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.....
It's been beautiful.

Still managing to get a little stitching done, though. Here is flower #23.

These are little angelina flowers made into a lilac spray. The leaves are of wool and silk felted onto cotton, with the beads added to the outlining buttonhole stitch.

On another note, we are midway through the second week of the crazy quilt auction on Ebay benefiting the Alliance for American Quilts. Head over, have a look, and bid!

17 comments :

Judy said...

I love the vibrancy of the colours in that sunset!!

Conni said...

Sweet lilac spray! Love those angelina blossoms!

Possibilities, Etc. said...

Gorgeous Sonoran sunset. what goes through my mind is the Trio Los Panchos and "Mexico Lindo y Querido" I'm glad you're enjoying a wonderful break from the "norm."

Shogun said...

I love that cluster of flowers - it makes you want to reach out and touch them. Thanks for the link, too, I could look at quilts like those all day.

Plays with Needles said...

I think this is one of my favorites...of course, I say that every week. But big pats on the back for finding yet another orientation for your flower!

Glad to see a glimpse of where you are and hope it's as relaxing as it looks...xo Susan

Summerset said...

What a beautiful place to be able to enjoy and create in! The lilac spray flowers are dainty and so pretty.

Thelma said...

Beautiful sunset! And love the lilac spray!

Jean said...

The Lilac's are indeed lovely...
one of my favorite flowers!
Hope that your enjoying Mexico... don't forget the sunblock!

Marty52 said...

Mmmmm... love the leaves on this one, Allie! Have a great vacation!

Robin said...

You are missing a great deluge here in the soggiest NW. Good for ducks and the aquafer though.

Been in MN and behind on blogging... you and Susan are my first two blog visits in quite a while. Love what you're doing with the flowers, especially the lilac and the silk ribbon leaves on the daisies!

Hope you're having a wonderful, warm time in Mexico... soak up the sunshine, because you'll need it when you return. Hugs, R

Lisa said...

Oh! Lilacs! My favorite! Love these! Enjoy your time in Mexico!

Anonymous said...

Have been admiring your work. What model prnter do you use for your fabric printing ?
Thanks

Barbara C said...

Enjoy your trip. It looks like your project likes the change of scenery.

ExpressYourself said...

Breathtaking!!!!!!

Deb H said...

Oh your lilacs are so pretty, I can almost smell them!!

Mexico looks warm. What a contrast to the white I see outside my window! Have a great time!

anne said...

I like the way you made your lilac, there is a feeling of light (not heavy) and soft.

Anonymous said...

I recognized Goat Teat Hill immediately! One of the greatest places I've ever been, although it was almost 40 years ago before so many Americans moved in. Would love to see it again. Hope you have a great time. Do you like shrimp? We loved the shrimp straight off the boats.
Anonymous is Granny Fran, Blogger being bad again.