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[A few days separate then and now.] The things we do. Last night I did something that we hope we never have to so, but something that many times I have thought necessary and, even so, a step I have never taken. Until last night. I called 911 for an ambulance after a frightening afternoon… more…

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A pointless photo, but after making my second full cup, I was thinking about a meeting I had this week. I typically manage to keep a low meeting profile, but before our once-a-month in person staff meeting this week, I agreed to a pre-meeting with a young scientist to talk about social media. She does… more…

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“40” (A year quilt.) A Look Back. That’s how the interview with Tammy feels… like a look back through a long and winding forest road. I probably should have just drawn a regular pie-chart at the end. I hope some of you have a chance to read the interview — I very much appreciate Tammy… more…

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42 Top

    Sunday. ¬†(It was.) Yesterday was my mother’s birthday, a day of celebration and a day that signals my own birthday is a week away. A few months ago, I was aware of the coming birthday. I remember points at which I wondered how much I could change my life, my current mindset, my… more…

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Various 2012

  Friday. A break for tea and a check-in. Most days after school, my kids play on the hillside just outside of the school gates, a scraggly stretch of trees, grass, and dirt that has, for years, carried with it the name of Terabithia, after the book. The “inhabitants” of Terabithia change, I believe, year… more…

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Churn Dash

  Wednesday. This is not a quilt I made. But isn’t it beautiful? This quilt was a gift in 2012, one of a special collection I am lucky to have. ¬†Some days I am not sure where to put all the quilts I am accumulating at a rapid rate. But I love them all, and… more…

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Day 6 — A Monday. A busy day. Back to work for me, and one boy was home with a gnarly toe injury. Late in the afternoon, we took a quick trip to a favorite flower shop, grabbed a coffee, and then back to work on the roosters.

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Amy at machine

Day 4 – A Saturday. After time blocking out remaining issues with the purple quilt, rearranging, filling in, and getting it ready for the final long seams, we made another color shift. Greens came out. A bit of an experiment ensued. It’s unfinished, but it was a good diversion before the shift to another project… more…

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Greens for 2012 - New Order

  It’s an unusual array of colors for me, although the roots are in greens, a zone to which I’m returning and sliding into as one might a pair of favorite, well-worn jeans. The above stack, small as it seems, took weeks to order. I’ve been debating colors for a project about mapping and journey,… more…

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Food Fabrics

The days are busy, but a collaborative visit is coming. My available time (or maybe energy) for working on our projects is certainly less now than it was when we began a few years ago. Still, we are a pretty productive duo, and when we do have the rare opportunity to work together in person,… more…

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2012 Colors

  Having cleared the design wall of two possible auction donations for our elementary school, and then clearing the scraps from the table into baggies and putting the larger remnants and strips back into their bins, it’s time to focus, again, on this project… my “2012.” I know the subtitle already, but I am not… more…

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Self P - Nov 2011

  Accck. I’m all over the place still and again! As I roam around getting in the pre-December spirit of things, I keep turning up all kinds of amazing patterns, books, examples, and sources of inspiration. Here are a few worth sharing and checking while you take a break with a cup of tea. Books… more…

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Lavender

Maybe this is the only way for now… lists to help get something recorded, pass on some inspiration and some reality, and clear a nano-fiber of mental space from wherever this is I seem to be. Finished and mailed:Blocks for a commissioned piece in lavender. Favorite recent kid-speak: (A shriek from the top bunk at… more…

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  An unexpected two hours of time. I didn’t empty the dishwasher or clear out the sink. I didn’t sweep or vacuum or wipe down a dusty surface. I didn’t run in, log in, and spend every second working on “real work,” although I could have. Instead, I turned on Pandora on the Squeezebox, rifled… more…

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