It’s snowing like crazy here today – which is unusual for the Seattle area.
My cocker spaniel has camped out in front of the patio door leading to the backyard all day. We have three birdfeeders out there. The birds have been swarming from across the pasture and taking turns at the back fence fighting over who gets to be on the perches and who has to wait in line. It’s driving the dog nuts!
I decided to try out a new crock pot recipe. It’s perfect for a winter dinner; Pork Stew with Cornbread Dumplings. It’s full of winter veggies and cooked in beer, tomatoes, and lots of good herbs and spices. It smells so good in here right now!
Ok. Getting to the reason you come by. Art! I did another quilt background today, but as I post it, I realize I didn’t share the secrets to making these easy backgrounds.
You can use a mish-mash of paper scraps, and trust me, it’s gorgeous when you do! Today, I just chose two paper scraps and one of my ink backgrounds and cut them all into strips. Don’t even think about gluing those pieces on one at a time. Seriously?! Just put glue all over your background page then add on the strips till it’s full. Trim the edges, and you’re done. Easy-squeezy.
I edged today’s piece with Butterscotch ink to give it an aged look. Hope you like!