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Happy Birthday!

Today is my sister’s birthday.  Wishing you sunshine, B!

Work in Progress Thursday

This is for my niece.  She had an accident and got kicked by her horse and I thought she needed someone to cuddle.  Made from bits and scraps of wool and super soft baby alpaca yarn.  The pattern is by Super easy instructions to follow and I knit it all over the course of two evenings!   I have nicknamed her Chai.  She’s off to her new home in PA tomorrow.

In need of a quote

image by Gina Sekelsky at Dreamland

I am stuck.

My friend Gina and I are collaborating on a skirt.  It’s a skirt with words all over it.  Gina’s a calligrapher, so it is pretty.  You can read all about hers on her blog. (Go there, really, it’s awesome)  You can see it at the Textile Center right now too, coincidentally.

I saw hers.  I couldn’t stop thinking about it.  I decided I needed to have one for all of the conference teaching I am doing this summer and needing to look artsy and awesome.

I have my colors all picked out, but I got to the words and froze.  I don’t know what it should say.  I have ideas, I have a feeling, I don’t have words.  So I need quotes.  PLEASE help!  What’s your favorite quote?

Here are a couple I like:

A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see
nothing that does not answer.  (jane austen)

i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens;only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)
nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands  (ee cummings)

(That one is probably too long, maybe just the last 2 lines?)


Forgotten Photos

I realized I never shared this quilt. ( This is a spectacularly awful photo and maybe my sister will take pity on me and send me one that is actually in focus.)

This is the quilt that I made for my sister Rachel for her 18th birthday.  Her favorite colors are all in that purply-blue-turquoise range.  There are a bunch of batiks in there, fabrics from costumes, fabrics given to me by friends, fabrics from some of her favorite shops to visit when she comes to see me.  The binding is black with constellations because she is a night owl.  I love how the colors blend from one into the other.

The pattern is New Wave by Elizabeth at Oh Fransson.  She writes beautiful instructions.  I plan to buy her book.

New Feature

I have added these cute little “Share this” buttons to my blog.  Now you can tweet it or Facebook it, email it to a friend or print it out.  Fun stuff!  They should now appear at the bottom of each post.

Through the Looking Glass

This is my piece for “A Common Thread” annual members exhibition at the Textile Center.  It is “interactive” art.  The background of the piece is digitally printed fabric, which is a “QR code”.  This is like a bar code and if you have a smart phone, you can get a QR reader app and scan this art.  Then what happens?  Your phone will zap you off to my website and a journal of the making of this piece, which you can find right here. Go there and read all about it!