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*facepalm*

Yeah, I'm kind of annoyed with myself at the moment. I got so excited with the IDEA that reading the rules fell through the cracks. GAH! https://www.instagram.com/p/BXJLivEhySB/?taken-by=terilucas Let me back up a bit. When Karla announced the 2017 Cherrywood Challenge I sort of lost my mind. First of all Cherrywood. Cherrywood. Second, van Gogh *deep… Continue reading *facepalm*

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Rainy Days, Mondays and so much fun

I do love rainy days, Monday's not so much. As a day its perfectly fine, I seem to like Thursday's better. Thursdays are fascinating, vibrant, full of life, looking forward to the weekend, still full of work yet, almost to the weekend. I'm heading into the City later this afternoon to meet a couple of… Continue reading Rainy Days, Mondays and so much fun

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The Sewing Room Vortex – Character Counts

Quilts are fascinating creatures with stories all their own from why they were made, to what went wrong while making them., or what went right while making them. Often when I tell the story of 49 Pieces of Chocolat the focus is on the what not to do with wool  batting or the sewing room… Continue reading The Sewing Room Vortex – Character Counts

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Thinking!

This words of this meme have been popping up all over the place the last few days. And I've seriously had to give these words consideration. Would I write a book? Well, uh. Ummm. Ehrm. Tried this. Didn't go so well. Life got uncomfortably in the way, so fail? Not sure but at some point… Continue reading Thinking!

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Character – Lots and lots of Character

Today is a two quilt day, each has character. Dad Would be Honored is the first Feathered Star using Marsha McCloskey's directions I ever made. Most of the quilt is made with dad's ties. Dad himself was a bit of character writing rotten poetry, his preferred place behind the camera - always observing, listening. I brought… Continue reading Character – Lots and lots of Character

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Character Builder: Enjoying my Work

Every time I look at this piece of dupioni I see a dancer, depending on the distance sometimes there are two. Human imagination allows us to look at what is there, see something vastly different that what is intended, and develop our sense of play. This piece started with the feather motif in the middle,… Continue reading Character Builder: Enjoying my Work

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if at first you don’t succeed

  Outside my front window the Mockingbird is chasing the Blue Jay away from the berries on the Dogwood. The Mockingbird's nest is towards the top of the tree so apparently the tree belongs to it. (I don't know the difference between the males and females.) Spring happens in just about fourteen days, to say… Continue reading if at first you don’t succeed