Me: Wednesday: Cut more red stars. Bank, Duck, dinner by the bay. Nightmares got me up at 3. Weeks of nightmares. Weeks of waking at 3. Thursday: A cold, chilly Spring morning. Off to “Training” around eight. Pete will be there at the same time. Misery loves company.
G: He’s still singing. The “Happy” light really works on his SAD. We ill know more about re-financing later today. Dinner out before Duck. Poked among the reds after dinner yesterday.
Work: Padre’s 2008 Schedule.
One little old lady’s family donated giant volumes of fabric to the AIDS Quilt. She hadn’t spoken to her husband in years. Gee, I wonder what he did; she sewed. Some of these fabrics were my friend Harriette’s fabrics. When she first began quilting, she washed each piece and hemmed it the moment it arrived in her house. I have a few of those so clearly hers. Some were mine, one piece even from the sixties, some a daughters from her years in Hawaii. Other little bits evoke whole decades just with their textures.
I smile as I sort. Originally, I planned a multicolored quilt, now it is to be a red on red flag to wave at the bull. Today I sorted through the many multicolored boxes of fabrics G had hauled way up here to the computer room. I laid aside the brilliant reds, muted reds, even a darkened red or two to play with later. There is a whole box of greyed reds and terra cotta reds that were so popular in the nineties also. I mix them stirring carefully…like among like, a twinkle here and sparkle there to catch the eye. Béarnaise for the soul.
The Milky Way block or the Friendship Star variation block are very old patterns seen in quilts dating from
the 1700’s says AllExperts.
AllExperts Friendship Star
Block Central: Friendship Star