Posts Tagged ‘playing cards’


December 4, 2013

When I was a kid, my father took up photography. One of his favorite subjects was trees, especially dead trees. I found out later that his mother also loved trees, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I love trees. My tree fabric collection takes up an entire bin, and it is time to make some quilts.


While I have a collection of books and photos of trees, I noticed that the specimens in my neighborhood are pretty darn interesting. On Thanksgiving, I went out with my camera and came home with nearly fifty pictures from my six-block walk. My favorite shot is one you will never see in your basic tree identification pamphlet, because it is a grouping that nature never intended.


Lani Longshore palm tree


Yes, the quintessential California grove – evergreen, deciduous and palm growing together.


My tree quilt marathon will start early next year, once the holiday hoopla is cleared away. For the moment, I’m making up my own cross-stitch trees.


Lani Longshore tree cross-stitch


I leave you with a photo of fun with recycled trees – a playing card turkey made with a Skallops junior pack.


Lani Longshore playing card turkey