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My birthday weekend. Kind of a low birthday- mainly because it snowed one more time- 9 inches and Steve and Eliott were sick. I had a lot of time to sew, but either because of inertia, a light cold or a sympathy cold, I didn’t do much. I did some work on the city chicken quilt and I have direction on what I am planning to do next. I made two little blocks for my wilderness quilt. I have the first one done.

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I hope you can see the little owl in the grass.

I have spent a lot of time thinking and reading this weekend. One of the things I read was Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion. It reminds me of my goal to make more of my clothing. She talks about how cheap fashion undermines our sense of quality, is bad for the environment and also takes advantage of people around the world.  I have been thinking of some holes in my wardrobe, and how to fill them.  I have a funky bathrobe for Steve cut, that just needs to be assembled. I also spent some time cleaning my sewing space and found some yardage that I think I can use for a skirt. More to come.

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Winter slowdown

The winter has stalled me a little bit. I am still doing things but at slow rate.  I finished these little blocks:

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After Paul’s criticism, I made a non-wonky tree.  The background fabric of the tree is a photo print of trees.  It will hopefully create the illusion of a forest. Also, here is another bear claw with a bear in it.  This makes me smile.

Published in: on February 16, 2014 at 8:04 am  Comments (2)  
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new quilt

So I have began a new quilt.  This will be a masculine landscape quilt.  It will be nothing like the last landscape quilt which was very abstract – at least to me.  My family still thinks it is abstract.

Here are the parts that I have assembled so far:

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I probably won’t use the one that has “hot” on it but you can kind of see the germ of the pattern. Wonky trees, flying geese and bear claws.  More to come.

Published in: on January 12, 2014 at 7:24 am  Comments (4)  
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