Friday, March 22, 2013

Finished Quilt top, Home of the Week & Drawing for Art

I finished the brown, cream and pink quilt top on Thursday.  It's around 6 feet by 4 feet, bigger than I thought or had planned, never mind.  I like it though; mind you the more I looked at it the more I saw problems!!!
I put the smaller cream border on as I thought the blocks were busy enough.  I am a pretty organized person until it comes to quilting and then I never plan ahead!!  I am putting this away to quilt later on as I have two other projects I want to finish first.

This week's "Home of the Week," is the grand prize for the Princess Margaret Lottery and I'll take it PLEASE!!!!  I don't think I would change a thing, other than put in more comfy chairs to sit on.  Not sure what I would do with the yoga room..........guess I could prance around pretending to be a dancer or something?  If I had the money I would buy a ticket to the lottery, but I don't so I can only dream..........mind you I don't think I could afford to run a house that big?

The "Condo of the Week," is different and pricey at $2.6 million.  Those stone floors makes the place look so cold and sterile.  I do like the terrace and the views, but I will pass with the rest of it.  As for the art work, interesting, and that artistic display of the boots with the "seat" in the front hall, please lets hope they didn't pay much for that!!!!

Now talking about art it's coming up to our annual excursion to the Drawing For Art at the Station Gallery in Whitby.  We have been going for the past three years, this will be our fourth.  The art work is up online now.  For those of you not familiar with this.  We buy a pair of tickets, this year it was $170 for the pair.  We go to a gala and our ticket is thrown into a barrel and drawn and we get to choose an original piece of art work per pair of tickets.  The art work is donated and all profits go to children's art programmes.

Now here is a link to this year's art work.  I see there are 117 pieces to choose from so far.  Now last year dd and I both wanted the same piece!!  She had her name drawn first so she got it and lo and behold the same artist has submitted a companion piece this year, so she is going for that.  It's the Poppies painting by Sarah Shaw.  I am undecided as yet, but have to draw up a short list, as dd does not live too far from the gallery so she was going to preview them for me to see what is nice and what isn't as you can't really see very well online.  So far here are a few of my favourites:

This one by Leif Peterson, I love the colours.

This one by Dale Wheeler, very appropriate for a farmhouse, don't you think?

This one by Carolyn Joore, love this type of painting.

This one by Chrystal Niemuller, I got one of hers last year.

This one by Marion Stevenson, love the colours again.

This one by Shelley Beach is also very nice.

As with every year there are some very strange pieces of "art."  However it would be a very dull world if we all liked the same thing!!  I would ask you to look for the painting with the woman walking out of a lake with a head in one hand!!!  That is one you will never forget that's for sure.  No doubt it will be one of the first to go, all the weird and wonderful ones do!!!

I need to pick out four more paintings as I like to have ten choices in case we are picked near the end.


Paula said...

Wow, they actually made it look like an old house with an addition -well until you look inside and then it it so modern. 7000 sq ft, I wouldn't know what to do with that much space. We've only got 1000 here. I'd need to put a GPS on Ella :)

Love the quilt, it makes me think of stain glass windows for some reason.

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Debby said...

I LOVE your quilt!! It really does look like a stained glass window, great job!

Rose said...

I will have to come back because I want to follow all the links...just have to tell you that is my favorite Home of the Week you have ever shown. I love the outside and the inside is great, too. Can you imagine having that laundry room!

Jane and Chris said...

I'm in this afternoon, yesterday I was getting wood,didn't check the machine then saw your comment on my blog!
Jane x

Rose said...

Well, I didn't like the Condo either...but the art was interesting. Did you see that Giraffe????

Enjoyed seeing the artwork...I like the ones you chose plus a few more. A lot of it I just didn't get. Some I just liked for the color.

Rose said... the one by Hi Sook Barker:

Country Gal said...

That lovely quilt is a work of art very pretty ! Have fun at your art show hope your ticket wins you a nice prize ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Piece by Piece said...

Love your quilt and it does look like a stained glass window.
I agree, some of the art work is really interesting!!!, "Different strokes, (no pun intended) for different folks."
Hope you are able to pick one of your favourites.

Cash Only Living said...

Beautiful quilt!!! Great job!

Lena said...

I don't see the problems, I see beauty! It turned out great!!