Nellie"s Needles

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Labor Day Weekend at the Cottage

There's been lots of activity with 15 people at the cottage this Labor Day weekend. The weather was perfect even though the lake was cold. Most meals were served out on the deck.
Many conversations to catch up with the goings on in each others lives took place there as well.
And the sunsets were fabulous.

Here are two younger Durand women, Diane and Lucy joining me in my studio.
I was quilting that panel of lofty bits and pieces you saw in my last post.
Elvis's name makes an appearance in that one.
The furniture was moved out of the way so I could lay the completed panels out for a viewing by all were here plus the neighbors.I laid down on the panels with my feet placed about where the floor will be when this piece is installed. The scale of all these panels put together still boggles my mind.

All the photos except for the studio shot and close-ups of the one Prairie Flower panel were taken by my son.

11 comments:

Maggie R said...

Hi Nellie
Looks like you had a great week-end.
I am astounded at the size of this piece you are working on!! How big is it going to be??
It is beautiful..
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Heather said...

Your cottage studio is so light and airy, and in a wonderful setting. Those sunsets are glorious - it must be so peaceful there. Your final picture is almost surreal with your sofa 'half way up the wall'. It really illustrates the scale of that piece of work - stupendous!

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Vicki W said...

I didn't realize just how HUGE that is! Amazing!

kathy said...

I had been reading about the blocks and enjoying the pictures, but didn't realize how large it was going to be. It looks great. I only wish I could see it.

Libby Fife said...

You laying down on the pieces was a really good way to illustrate just how large the final piece will be. Good job!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Great talking to you this morning.
Wow.....an amazing piece! That is fantastic and I wish I were sitting looking at the lake like you were.
Gorgeous.

Evenspor said...

I've been following your blog for a while now and really enjoy it. Your panel project is amazing. I have given you an award:

http://desertspor.blogspot.com/2009/09/award-time.html

june calender said...

What a gorgeous and amazing work you've got there! For other photos I didn't realize it's so large.

Allison said...

looks like a wonderful labor day weekend. I have stored my memory from that wonderful place in my "favorite memories jar". I hope to one day go back...glad you all had such a great week. love,
allison

Karoda said...

Pretty darn awesome in scope there!