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Quick Stop.


I took advantage of a very rare chance to run to the fabric store today. I wanted some white to work on a new pattern. Did I "need" it in this exact moment? No. I have a number of projects started, as always. But, I just wrapped up the next pattern for Here2There, and I've already prototyped the one that comes after that one. So I've been thinking about taking something I worked on last year and doing it again for the next pattern. Thinking that I'd change things up a bit, I had it in my head to work on white instead of black... something bright and happy and fun. Something crisp. I've been stewing for days about grabbing some white and setting up some pieces I can work on when out and about. I've found that working on the applique for my current "year quilt" has been perfect for odd moments in the car. So I took advantage of an unexpected moment, and went to get white.

Do you see white in that photo? Exactly.

I did get some. But I had a moment of doubt at the store, and then I fell in love with a green and decided I could go an entirely different direction and work on this fabulous green. And as sometimes happens at a fabric store, one decision led to another, and another, and a stack appeared.

As a backup, I also got black. Some things never change!

Feet seem to be summing things up these days.




Who doesn't love a case?

This one was for a Mac, so it's a good bit bigger than my HP Mini case. But it was a great project. I hope it's well used. I use mine for my computer, but these days the iPad is often in it, and I've even toted around magazines and papers in it. Handy.

A Year in Review


I think I almost have enough oxygen again to record the CMP. Almost. I'm hoping by later this coming week, I'll be able to do it and get 2011 started in terms of the Creative Mom Podcast. I sat last night and took some notes for the next show, thinking through some of what happened in the past few weeks and the ways in which quilts form the anchor points for those weeks in some ways.

The above quilt was a collaborative project, one of two created over the span of a year. A day or so into the new year, I pulled out all my finished pieces from 2010 and put them on the design wall. It awaits a bit of love and care on my part to complete the top. It was a wonderful year-long project and contains many, many stories in the elements created and choices made.

Reminder to Self.


Sometimes what surrounds us—even what hangs unfinished and "to do"—is a reminder of promise and potential, of hope and grace.

Year Project


"40." A tribute quilt, finished 2010. I have spoken of this but not shown it.

Considering It...


Well... that could mean a lot, I guess. But in this moment, it felt like the right title. Considering it... and so just a few stray marks here on the blog to show that I'm considering it...

And, really, there was a list in my head... which prompted me logging in here. And now... it's gone.

Well, I am considering it.

And there are details to share. There is another quilt to share, in fact. But the one above was given to me for my birthday. Isn't it gorgeous!

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