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Good evening friends,

I’m completely brain obsessed with fabric & quilting right now. I watched a cool documentary on youtube today.

Craft in America, Quilt episode

It brought up sooo much for me.

My love of history and how things are connected. Objects like these old quilts provide a glimpse into the lives of people. Both everyday and special occasion. ๐Ÿค™(Paranormal/Ghost stories also hook me in with tons of old stories, old architecture & a connection to the present ๐Ÿ‘ป

So many huge concepts to expand upon! Colonization, slavery, hope, freedom, war, unity… and the day to day. The utilitarian needs of the people ๐Ÿค” These stories touch me, and it is so incredibly easy to make me cry ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

And of course I started thinking of who my family are and where they come from. I got to wondering if I should try to map some of this out in an artistic format ๐Ÿค” + nature + animals +music ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽต the problem is that I want to do too much lol lol lol

Unlike so many of the people I see lecturing or discussing quilting, I had no quilter in my family growing up. My Baba cross stitched. My mom could sew I knew but I dont really remember her sewing. When I think of my earliest quilt related memory, I think of a picture I drew in an old journal of a horse. I wanted to turn that into a quilt. I have no idea where I got the idea from. I feel like I was maybe 12 and maybe in BC when I drew it.

These 4″ squares came in the mail (100) cause I ordered them ๐Ÿ˜€ I have no plans. I will get to make some ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜‹

Finally getting somewhere with these masks. I’m waiting for some elastic to come in the mail to finish them off. At first glance you’d think- there’s enough here and I am done making them.

There is enough for kids and I to have two (my mom said she wanted some though too I think… I’m not sure what fabric she would like ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ) I have a cute bunny print I want to use too but it hasnt been prewashed so… not committed. Some are tighter pleated than others, I’ll get the full experience of how and who they fit shortly lol.

I screenshot this one today. I like the forward fold & button ๐Ÿ˜โค๐Ÿค™maybe I’ll try 1 like that next round.

I am loving this audiobook soo much ๐Ÿฅฐ

Now I need to beat myself into bed even though I feel like I have only scratched the surface of what I am trying to say lol

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Well looks like the kids get another free pass… I don’t think the adults are so lucky ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ช

And its gross already (theres a wet old dog on my bed who braved the elements ๐Ÿ•). I took a day last week when it was freezing rain so I dont want to take another day off haha… although I would rather sew ๐Ÿ˜

They resent the attention I bestow upon the hexies ๐Ÿ˜‚ last night I made a couple flowers.

And listed to a podcast:

โฌ†๏ธDan Carlins Hardcore History. Its a good podcast!

I dont know… guess I should finish my coffee and prepare for whiteouts on the commute ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

Weeeeee! Stay safe out there ๐Ÿ˜€

It doesn’t get any easier- so dont let them tell you it does.  Fighting that ol’ clock again.  

Get up โ€ข Commute โ€ข Work โ€ข Commute โ€ข Eat โ€ข Parent (or just talk to a wall & follow that up with yelling, sighing, evil glares and #ALLTHECUDDLES 

Just using scraps tonight- I will likely add them to the back.  Its bloody time consuming fitzing with all the pieces!