Monthly Archives: January 2009

Fabric of the Year 2008 Project

I have mentioned dozens of times that I have been working on and off on the FOTY project all year. That is sort of the idea of FOTY (Fabric of the Year). You work on it all year, especially cutting … Continue reading

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Sketching Life

Following up on my blog post yesterday, Deirdre sent me a tweet about another artist which led me to this blog on sketching. I like the simple yet bold lines. clipped from gabicampanario.blogspot.com Line and color  

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Word of the Day: Orientation

The description of orientation didn’t turn out the way I thought it would. When I saw the word, I thought of the way I orient pieces in a quilt (one track mind, I know). “Most of us embody disparate aspects … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Mention the Creative Mom Podcast

clipped from www.etsy.com I have been listening to the Creative Mom podcast for a couple of months now and it has been on my list of things to tell you about. Amy Cowan creates CMP, where she offers essays, book … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Lovemaking

Oooh! Scary, love and sex in a quilt blog! I guess that is the breaks with a Word of the Day type project. “Too many layers of meaning have been imposed upon sex. Religions straitjacket it, ascetics deny it, romantics … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Scars

Another difficult word…. “Throughout our life, but especially during our youth, many scars are inflicted upon us…Others arise from bad education…Unless we recover from these injuries, the scars mar us forever.” and “The only way is through self cultivation…The true … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Accountability

“Eventually, someone has to be at the top. And who will that person turn to? Let us invoke not deities but pragmatism. It is experience that is the ultimate teacher. That is why wise people travel constantly and test themselves … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Feasting

When I saw this word, it conjured up a bunch of knights in shining armor around a big table covered with food having a grand time eating and toasting some victory. “In the past, feasting was a way to bind. … Continue reading

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Finished Top!

I finished this top, the Fabric of the Year 2008 top, at the quilt retreat this past weekend. It was a great project for the retreat, because it was enough work to consume almost all of my sewing time there. … Continue reading

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Pat Sloan Website/Blog/Podcast etc

Last week I was tootling around the web on my lunch hour and went from Margi’s blog to Pat Sloan’s blog/website/bonanza. I first went to her blog and liked the little designs she has up to illustrate her posts. They … Continue reading

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Word of the Day Adoration

The book talks about adoration in terms of imagery and icons in religion. The author says “external worship is merely a means to point within the true source of salvation.” When I saw this word and read the associated piece … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Uselessness

“Useful trees are cut down. Useless ones survive. The same is true of people. The strong are conscripted. The beautiful are exploited. those who are too plain to be noticed are the ones who survive. They are left alone and … Continue reading

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Nosegay: Finally, Completely, Really Finished

The Nosegay is finally finished. The binding is on. The piecing is finished. The sleeve has been handstitched on to the back. It is a large quilt, so I will have to post it again after I get a professional … Continue reading

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Little Bag

My sister asked me to make her a cute bag to carry her retainer around in. I thought she was being totally revolting at first, but she showed me that the retainer has a case. This is kind of the … Continue reading

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Word of the Day: Laughter

This is a great word for today, because we need more laughter in our lives. I have been noting how I feel when I laugh and smile and am trying to do both more. Got any good jokes?

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