Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Thoughts and Some This and That

 Do you ever feel like you are caught in a whirl wind? With multiple responsibilities we all try to carve out a little time to work on our projects, don't we? I am always, and I mean always, amazed at just how productive some of my friends are. Project after project in progress and finished. That reminds me of a post recently by  Lauren of the 'Wearing History' blog about the Myth of Perfection. 
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This is Susan's project, she was auditioning borders. Can't wait to see the finished piece. Her piecing is just perfect and it will make a great wall hanging. Well, I think that was the plan.  
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While this subject is not new in blog land it is surfacing again and maybe in a little different way.  Like others who project their best work on their blog, Lauren has been the brunt of some negative comments. Her editorial on this trend is well defined and thoughtful. It seems that the old adage is true..."You can't please everyone!"  It rather redefines the Mean Girl phenomena we saw at age 12 or 13. A sad testament to the anonymity of the Internet. Some people feel that allows them to make vicious comments about that persons work. When the blog is the reflection of a struggling small business the weight of the commentary changes. Hopefully, the offenders will take heed and reconsider their actions.
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 Karen was doing some closet cleaning and came upon some unfinished projects by family members. The sweet quilt top has elements of the shabby chic movement so popular now. It has found a new ally and will be completed and shared.
 Another piece in progress looking for a new home.
Look how sweet these unfinished applique blocks are! Again, another person will be working on this one. 
A larger shot of all the blocks.

 On a different note, Terri made this little Origami Purse. My pictures do not do it justice. The double fabric becomes a bag with lining when folded.

the bottom is squared off to form a base. I need to get the pattern for you.

 Scrap quilts are so nice, always. They are colorful, comforting, and use up all those bits and pieces we have around our sewing rooms!
Just change up the colors and you have a totally different look.
  • Civility in social media is one of those elements of life that should be understood and not the exception to the rule.
  • Why can't we all just get along?
  • Finding partially finished quilt projects can be like a treasure hunt. Sharing them makes them even more special.
  • Don't forget to use up those scraps. Or donate them. They just need a little plan and Bingo! we have a quilt.
One of my favorite quotes:  "You can dance in a hurricane But only if you’re standing in the eye." Brandi Carlile

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