So deeply felt is a burden, nothing else. To feel so deeply makes me frown. Deeply felt is a sin. Feeling deeply a tragic curse. To feel so deeply as to be scarred by everything left to be just a mark.
And in the morning they shook their pillows violently, hoping all the dreams they lost that night would tumble out. Tiny story by thedustdancest from The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Volume 2 - Joseph Gordon Levitt
“because when you share / hidden parts of yourself / with someone else, / you’re trusting that person / to hold the secret sections / of your heart / and to love the bits / you thought / were unlovable” –m.
04/28/14- http://www.tidelinequilts.com/Blog.html?entry=cozy-cottage-pinwheels My new quilt continues to make progress, although not as quickly as I might have hoped. I have four out of five rows of blocks completed, with one more to go...and I'm still happy with how it's coming along. With a good push tonight, I should be able to finish the blocks and begin assembling the rows.
04/26/14- http://www.tidelinequilts.com/Blog.html?entry=warm-and-cuddly-honky-tonk I don't do a lot with layer cakes, not sure why. But a few months ago I ordered Moda's Honky Tonk layer cake, then forgot I had it. Came across it while tidying my stash, and decided to do something with it... Because this is intended for a cottage,and cottage nights are cool, I'm going to use a double layer of batting, and not quilt it too densely - so it stays super soft, super warm and cuddly.
04/26/14- http://www.tidelinequilts.com/Blog.html?entry=warm-and-cuddly-honky-tonk I assembled my new sewing cabinet.I had been hoping #2 would go more quickly, and it did. YAY! I had it all done in about two and a half hours. The first one took four! The reason for the urgency of assembly is that Big Brother, my new Brother PQ-1500S arrived on Thursday and I can't use him until he has a home to call his own. Now he does, and he's all set up.
04/16/14- http://www.tidelinequilts.com/Blog.html?entry=quilters-really-are-great-people Quilters are just lovely people. As I work towards becoming a proficient free motion quilter, I am finding the advice, encouragement & really nice comments from other quilters are just incredible. They've never met me, don't know me from a hole in the ground; & yet, they take time out of their days & their lives to help me. I cannot thank them enough.
04/15/14- http://www.tidelinequilts.com/Blog.html?entry=taking-pizza-to-a-whole If you're a person who loves pizza (and really, who doesn't?) - you'd have enjoyed dinner at our house yesterday. Stuffed-crust pizza with air dried pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers and onions, then the crust is brushed with melted butter, parmesan cheese and garlic and baked it. Incredible.
04/13/14- http://www.tidelinequilts.com/Blog.html?entry=spring-mix-quilt-in-the Free Motion paisleys in the outer border. Free Motion stippling in all the blocks. Then, I drew out a design which includes dot-to-dot quilting and Free Motion feathers for the inner border. Here's how it looks on the actual quilt...
04/13/14- http://www.tidelinequilts.com/Blog.html?entry=spring-mix-quilt-in-the Spring Mix is an original design, and was made using fabrics from Moda's Modern Roses collection - it also won the Bronze Medal in the first of Moda's three Olympic Quilt challenges. Given all that, it seemed like a great choice for trying out the many things I've learned taking classes from Wendy Butler Berns, Angela Walters and Elizabeth Dackman (on Craftsy). So, here's what I did.