Sunday, August 21, 2011

being that this is a blog about quilting....

Do read Tildes blog post. It is a worthy epistle (Tilde will know what that is) and in this case I will let her speak for me. Ms. Aloi's post on the Huffington Post has raised the hackles of many a stitcher. Beware a woman with sharp objects--and liberated women at that. In a generation and demographic of women who do not even know what it is like to be oppressed, we need to remember that freedom is what liberation is about -freedom from constrained expectations and media flotsam is a good place to begin. Sookie Stackhouse? really? barf. that is all.
Go read the article, and please read Tildes' response. there are a lot of great comments too. Especially the one that states' you can have my knitting needles when you can pry them out of my cold dead hands.' hahaha

Thursday, August 18, 2011

back or front?

It is often the case that I like the backs of quilts better than the fronts. Which is ok, because they can always been flipped to show the reverse side. today I decided just to make the back the front. I will probably just back this in plain muslin. Or maybe something wild. Like blue fish or something. That is Katy in the background.

The plan-should me busy for a while

Japanese fabrics from Pinwheels-what say I serge them together for a top? there are already a bunch of nine patches done.

Gratuitous cat photo, Poppet
Knitting projects in various stages of completion-ready to get to work

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

progress and new starts

Knitting Like Crazy KAL modified-waiting for inspiration to hit me for a border- and looking through my books.

PI shawl going round and round until I run out of this loverly hand spun yarn .
I have received my spectacular yarn from the Knitspot Fall Knitting in Color Club. It is called Autumn Aurora. I love the name! The pattern, called Long Shadows now in August,  is a creation of the amazing Anne Hanson and I am going to cast on in the next 24 hours.
So I will be very busy:)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


    If I write them down does it make them real?
    I have taught classes in goal setting and done a whole lot of research and reading and practicing. I usually do set them on paper and revise them from time to time. I find that just this act does set things in motion. Now we have the internet to use also.
    I am interested in how other people think about goals. are they private? do you get the support of groups? are they written, prayed over, left out? Do you make lists? journals? collage them? Blog? FB tweet? video? podcast?
are these things mre of a diversion than a tool?
   My plan this fall is to restart the Artist's Way workbook and at least begin the morning pages. Any one want to join me? we could start a new members only blog and support each other..... just thinking it might be a good time in my life to commit to paper.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Sweet home Alabama

My cousin and I took a road trip and went back to the farm where we all wish we grew up. Lisa calls it Laurel's farm,

and it is paradise. Lisa spent many happy years here and it is beautiful. Just beautiful. Enjoy some pictures.

Beautiful day..That's Laurel. Her farm. They make it all happen. Pecans, blueberries and grapes, sunflowers-different things to pick as they ripen. This is the Americana that mr Lauren tried to distill. Nice try, but I prefer the real thing.

Thursday, August 04, 2011


This jukebox at the Waffle House plays 78's. Way cool...check out the selection.
The house is the former Florida Hotel where my great grandmother was the manager..

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


Suzy's porch

Oak Canopy on 12 th Avenue

12 th avenue oak tree canopy.

I am here in Pensacola, where I began. Is it redundant to say it is hot in Florida in the summer? I am glad to be here.