Monday, June 29, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Quilting while in . . Self Doubt (..it can be my Best Friend.....)

This is because it serves as an indicator of aspiration. It reflects love, love of something we dream of doing, and desire, desire to do it.

If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), "Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?" chances are you are.

The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident.

The real artist... is scared to death.

-- Steven Pressfield, from "The War of Art." (quoted this years ago in my blog)

This little Dutch Girl Quilt was given to me (June-2009) by Madene James, here daughter Janice West is sick with cancer. My dearest adopted church mother..... sent a sack of maybe 5 quilts... hand-pieced by her mother. So aged was the fabric, stitches about to melt apart... a little dingy in aging of fabric. Fragile washing. Oversized, any which a way reverse and placement.

I'll have to take the time to resize, redo and make into a completed quilt.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I've Been Blue -- Down and Out in Spirit

But this is my best quote:


U can't always change things.

Sometimes u don't have not control over the way things go. Hail ruins the crop or fire burns u out.

And then you're just given so much to wkr with in a life and u have to do the best u can with what u got.


That's what piecing is . . . The materials is passed on to u or is all u can afford to buy . . . that just what's give to u. Your fate.
But the way u put them together is your business!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Lincoln's Bible - Let's Live By It


Lincoln's Inaugural Bible that President Obama used to make his oath of the Office of the President.
The story behind the Lincoln Bible. With the threat of civil war looming, Lincoln came to Washington in secret because many feared there would be threats on his life, said Jennifer Gavin, a spokeswoman for the Library of Congress.

Because of his quiet arrival in 1861, many of Lincoln's belongings -- including his family Bible -- were still en route from Springfield, Ill., she said. The 1,280-page Bible used by Lincoln was purchased by Supreme Court clerk William Thomas Carroll. The cover bears a shield of gold wash over white metal with the words "Holy Bible." The high court's clerks often provided a Bible for the ceremony.

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