Thursday, July 10, 2008

TIF Challenge Work and a Few Pics

This is what I came up with for Junes Challenge. Stories about wolves have been around for a long time... Little Red Riding Hood, the Three Little Pigs, Aesops Fables... the current story is that the population of the Grey Wolf has made such a comeback here in the Upper Peninsula that they are tabled to be removed from the Endangered Specie list. Link to DNR Survey Numbers. They'll still be protected but the numbers are large enough that they can hold their own ground. Just like my stash, it's holding it's own ground. In the midst of some projects I think that it says, "I'll huff and I'll puff and take over your house if you let me".


Here's the block that I pieced with the colors chosen for Julys TIF. I got as close to the apple-greenish color as I could, not a color I had on hand and the lavender pink comes out way darker on the block than the sample. It's all a guesstimate that I try to replicate as close a s possible and another color combo I wouldn't have worked on my own... another reason why I like working the palette. I have no clue as of yet where this is going but a half way mark kind of leads me to the idea of cutting this up, we'll see.


This little guy spent his day on my log chair, his lower body taking on the camo effect of the wood.


Wonder what carrying your house on your back all day feels like ??


We had a scheduled power outage last week and decided to take the bigger boat out on the bay for the day. We did a little rock hounding at Snug Harbor.

D in his element here.


The front flower bed is beginning to fill out and you can see in the background that the wood shed attached to the garage is filling up. D has turned into a log junkie, always scouting and scavenging new sources.

Now I wait for the satellite guy. He's already called and said he's off his schedule.... what's new ???

Till the next time...

8 comments:

Teresa said...

Gosh, that wolf just comes right off the block at you - nice work. Like the crazy block too. Thanks for the pictures, remarkable photographer that you are.

Judy S. said...

Great photos, Jane, both of your work and your habitat! I sure prefer snails like yours to the slugs we have here.... I didn't know that frogs changed color; what kind is it, do you know?

Anonymous said...

I love your wolf CQ. I love that frog. talk soon. xx

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Threadspider said...

Hee-I think I can work out where you might be going with the half way piece! And i do love the wolf. He seems to have a wonderful story to tell.
It's so good to see the photos of the animals and the place you live.It feels like a real privilege to share them.

Cheryl said...

You did a nice job portraying the "stealth" of the wolf in your CQ piece. Congratulations for a beautiful piece and for staying on top of the challenge. I'm so far behind that I'm wondering if I'll ever catch up...too many projects!

Susan said...

I absolutely love your block! There is plenty of room for seams and for adding little extras.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, Love your TIF block and I especially like how you placed your fern and your stitching. Loved seeing your weee creature around your home. Hugs Judy