One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it. Katherine Anne Porter Heart's Desire began as fun, putting together tumbler patches in a neutral colorway. After I had layered it with batting and backing and quilted through the layers, I added tucks to the bottom of the hanging. The copper … Continue reading Call / Response Week 7
Call / Respond Week 5
Find out who you are and do it on purpose. —Dolly Parton Find out who you are and do it on purpose. -- Dolly Parton Satisfaction, the fabric art above, first appeared with this quotation as a post during the Year of Listening. I have used the pattern of 4 squares, a circle, and a … Continue reading Call / Respond Week 5
Call / Respond Week 4
The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself. --Ursala LeQuin This diminutive piece (3.5 x 5.5") resides in our library as a tribute to my love of good questions, which I learned from my father. I made it long before I encountered the quote from Ursala LeQuin. Those words are being … Continue reading Call / Respond Week 4
Call / Respond Week 1
You should withdraw inwardly and search for the ground upon which you stand: thereby you will find out what Truth is. —Yun-men Wen-yen Standing Ground, textile art by Norma Fredrickson About Call / Response: Quote-a-day calendars infuse my day with an unpredicted perspective. This year I will post weekly words of another person and my … Continue reading Call / Respond Week 1
A Year of Listening: Final Post
An adventure is, by its nature, a thing that comes to us. It is a thing that chooses us, not a thing that we choose. -- G. K. Chesterton May our year end in the presence of good company.
A Year of Listening: Week 42
Partnership, not dependence, is the real romance in marriage. --Muriel Fox
A Year of Listening: Week 41
In the long run,we shake out lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. -- Eleanor Roosevelt My favorite tool for creating shape is a familiar pair of scissors. I would welcome a pair of scissors that could trim out clutter, … Continue reading A Year of Listening: Week 41
A Year of Listening: Week 40
Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all -- that has been my religion. -- John Burroughs As a child I marveled over the shape of plants. They continue to hold me in wonder.
A Year of Listening: Week 39
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. -- Emily Dickinson I studied flower arranging as a 4-Her in my youth. Using day lilies was an introduction to wabi sabi, a term I would not learn until many years later. What is blooming today, and only today?
A Year of Listening: Week 38
The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence. -- Marianne Moore