Nellie"s Needles

Friday, October 12, 2007

Last Lake At the Lake

Sob! Summer at the lake is over. We closed the cottage this past weekend and arrived back to Tennessee this afternoon. Now, to make the transition between households and studios.

Below is the last lake piece created in the presence of the lake for this year. This particular day was one of the last very warm ones. The sky and sand were nearly white in the glare of the low angle of the sun. Wind ripples and boat wakes textured the water.
Lake #46 (13"x 12)
There were many footprints on the beach made by a neighboring family with six children and their two dogs playing on the beach that afternoon. Who would ever have thought that the "other side" of a flower print on a white background would depict all that fun so well.

Here's the piece before the free-motion machine quilting was done at Good Goods during the Gallery Stroll.
Next ... the three lake pieces created during the weekend of my demonstrating at Good Goods.


Ali Honey said...

I enjoyed my stay ( your stay ) at the lake and delighted in the way you captured the many moods and colours of the lake. Your work is amazing, Thanks.

joyce said...

I am always amazed at what a difference the quilting makes on a piece.

teodo said...

Yes you closed the cottage but you have the lake in your heart.
ciao ciao

Karen said...

Oh! Leaving the summer cottage! Thank you for sharing your summer with us. I have so many fond memories of my childhood summers at a cottage on a lake in Canads,I know a bit of how it feels to bid goodby for the winter.

Gerry said...

I just love watching you put these together. What an eye for detail and color you have. Thanks so much for sharing them.