Tuesday, April 12, 2011

one week to go


this is my oil spill quilt from last fall
I put it out to winter over in the weathering chair for 153 days
(November 19th to April 20th)
the oil spill was 153 days long
it seemed right to me to subject my precious quilt to the whims of nature 
for the same amount of time that precious nature was subjected to the whims of an oil spill

it's really very logical to me


it was very clean to start with

this is what it looks like today:


oh, and The Sweet Husband planted White Bleeding Heart all in a row next to my weathering chair
I don't think he knows how much that means to me




For the story, as I know it so far, please visit the tab at the top of the page "Oil Spill Quilt"

13 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Those bleeding hearts are gorgeous. So spring inspired and looking like they are all brand new. Your quilt has taken on a grungy look, but I'm sure it will be the perfect condition when you finally unbundle it. I hope it lives up to what you expect.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

This is fantastic Kimmie, the white bleeding hearts so perfect, what a sweet hubby you have to acknowledge that for you. xox Corrine

T's Daily Treasures said...

This is such a great project Kimmie. Those bleeding hearts are beautiful and meaningful. Love that tea infuser in your previous post too. We are in the midst of a sand storm. Ugh! I've been here 16 years and this is our first "Sand Day". :/ Have a wonderful Wednesday. Tammy

Halle said...

I don't think I've ever seen a white bleeding heart... My mom had the pinks ones in our yard growing up. I always loved them. I'm very excited to see how the quilt looks.

~*~Patty S said...

oh WOW Kimmie
I must say it took courage to put that beautiful creation out in the weather...so poignant and meaningful and I cannot wait to see the reveal...your husband is a treasure and must have a mighty fine green thumb too!
oxo

La Dolce Vita said...

I feel like Patty, that would take a lot of courage to put it out there after so much work... I trust where this takes you though... what an awesome husby you have!! xox

Teri said...

Kimmie--I am curious..what is that hedge in the background? Do you know the name of it and if so, can you tell me something about it? I am looking for some sort of hedge for my new home that will provide lots of privacy and be low maintenance. Tell me about what this requires if you can. Thanks!

Lovely World said...

I can't wait to see what this will look like. What an amazing project. I was just listening to news reports about the spill, now that it has been a year. All the best to you.

Lynn said...

I so want to see it opened and hanging with this weathered look so appropriate for what the spill did to the environment and to the wild life. Yes, a worthwhile and appropriate sacrifice.

Lynn said...

...and yes your husband is a love to plant you these sweet and pretty bleeding hearts...I can see you sitting out there among them.

ELK said...

it has changed .. gone by so fast it seems to me.. waiting to see it!!

Elizabeth said...

I can't wait to see it -- and those bleeding hearts are unreal -- miraculous, really.

Anonymous said...

Kimmie, I so appriciate and love you!!! You are "ART"