It’s amazing the things we find while going through stuff. We both love Elton Louviere’s work. I have “Ryan Street” hanging in my dining room and it’s one of my favorites. There are a couple more that are framed but Ryan Street is my favorite. It’s the main street that runs most of the way through Lake Charles and has changed quite a bit since the days featured in the print. Heck, it’s changed a whole lot since I was a kid but I love seeing Ryan Street the way it was back then.
While Vince was going through things this weekend, he found an Elton Louviere print I didn’t even know we had.
I can’t imagine when we bought this print because if I had known we had it, I would have had it framed. It’s not even offered on the website so it must be an old retired print. In his book, Louisiana Backroads & Bayous, which was printed in 1992, Bayou Mist is the first print featured so it’s definitely an older one.
Another thing I found was this:
I’ve taken so many applique classes, I should be an expert but I’m not!
I think this was taken in a Jeanna Kimball class at Quilt Odyssey in maybe 2000.
And this one . . I believe it was an embellishment class. Cannot recall who was teaching this class but obviously I didn’t get very far.
I’ll keep cleaning and my guess is I’ll find lots more treasures! 🙂