I have many things in my stash that I'm thankful for but this is one of 6 unique hand-painted silk pictures I inherited from my mother-in-law who was also a crazyquilter. They measure about 17" x 14" and the images appear to have been hand drawn on the silk and then hand painted. I think she may have bought these when she and her husband traveled to Japan after WWII. Perhaps even from a "street artist" if there were such people in the 1950's. If you click on the picture it will take you to my flicker album and you can see the other 5 pictures. I have kept these hanging in my closet for some time now; she had them rolled up. I've always thought I would make cq "frames" for them using the lovely oriental satin prints I have in my stash - another UFO I'm confessing to I guess!
A lot of you know me as a fiber artist of sorts. I have been teaching crazy quilting and embroidery for years now, but I also love good food. I have collected and experimented with recipes for over 45 years. I have even edited a cookbook for our local garden club. I also am happy to say that I own my Mum's handwritten recipe book which contains recipes from my grandmother and recipes Mum collected since she and my Dad wed in 1925. When I was searching for a name for my recipe blog where I will be sharing a lot of Mum's recipes this blog name just popped into my head. When I was a child I used to hear ladies at church functions like weddings, potlucks & picnics ask "who is that little girl sitting over there all by herself?" Someone else would always answer "Oh, that's Lulu's Girl; she is very shy!" Some of you know that I've overcome the shyness, but, believe me, it took a very long time!