Monthly Archives: August 2013

patchwork makes me happy

When I learned to quilt more than 30 years ago I began with simple patchwork – ‘Trip Around the World’ comes to mind.  Over the years I developed new techniques and I began to exhibit my work.  After some time … Continue reading

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dahlias like no others

  Magnificent, each and every bloom – picked from the lower gardens in CT.  They give me pause … I really don’t enjoy the digging of the tubers in the fall!

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canning in connecticut

What a wonderful day we had at my sister’s house in New Canaan!  Up and out early, outfitted with fruit and jars and the Matriarch!  HATE 684, but managed to clip along and make good time. We did Dilly Beans, … Continue reading

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sunday contemplation

My friend posted a Patty Smith interview on Facebook.  The message was quite extraordinarily simple, yet loaded.  Life is a roller coaster ride, full of dips and turns, great happiness, equally great sorrow.  She speaks about building a good name … Continue reading

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saturday sewing

The Bucket List Charity Quilt continues … My Gwen Marston inspired buckets make me happy, but I’m not totally convinced that they lend a cohesion to the straight lines below.  I’m always glad to add text to any piece despite … Continue reading

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a favorite quilt

Don’t let anyone tell you that there is no difference in quilt battings.  There is.  I’ve been working with organic cotton batts and I like them, but I have found something so superior that there are no words!  Well, there … Continue reading

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monday knits

Seed stitch – so satisfying in a chunky yarn!  When my dear friend closed her yarn shop and later left the state, she passed along bags of yarn to me.  This one, Cascade’s “Venezia’, is glorious – merino and silk … Continue reading

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endings and beginnings

More sorrow, more loss, more life.  If we listen closely, we will hear the words of change whispering back.  Why resist?  Living in fear is no way to live.  Mercifully, I have grown tired of the struggle and my work … Continue reading

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