Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The purpose of meditation is to quiet the mind so that it can sink down into contemplation of its true nature. You cannot stop your mind by an act of will any more than you can stop the beating of your own heart... I believe that in the quiet, repetitive, hypnotic rhythms of creating craft, the inner being may emerge in all its quiet beauty. The very rhythms of the knitting needles can become as incantatory as a drumbeat or a Gregorian chant.

--from The Knitting Sutra

Monday, January 01, 2007

Mohair, hmm?

You are Mohair
You are Mohair.
You are a warm and fuzzy type who works well with
others, doing your share without being too
weighty. You can be stubborn and absolutely
refuse to change your position once it is set,
but that's okay since you are good at covering
up your mistakes.

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Dad's quilt

A sample quilt I made for bolt, when I taught this quilt class.
I gave it to my dad for his birthday! Yay!

The back.

Up close of the button detail.

I used about 10 buttons, scattered on the intersections. I tied the quilt instead of quilting it, because I won't have time to teach quilting in the class. It would look cute quilted, but the simple design is well suited to tying. The squares are 5" cut, so finished, the quilt is about 40"x50". I used a crib sized Warm & Natural batting. The fabrics on the top are all Michael Miller.

Sisters Gig 2005

The view where we stayed. We decorated a bit, with quilts on the wall and a rainbow of butterflies.
Show and Tell of the black and white projects (our challenge from last year).
Karen made a quilt of her dog Lily.

Kathy made a jacket, and knit a shell to match!

Sue made the quilt with the red stars, and hers was all batiks!
And Betty made a wall hanging of kimonos.

Gram Norma made this and had it finished way before we knew how much it really meant.

Liz with potholders.
Sally with chickens.

Shopping at Every Thread Counts in Hood River