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Spring Revival

It's moving rapidly toward summer and I am finally finished with my art quilt titled 'Spring Revival'. I have always loved springtime but I think now that I live in the frozen tundra of the midwest I relish spring even more.

When I was a kid it signaled that glorious time of year when I could shed my shoes and go barefoot. Yes, I am a country girl at heart and going barefoot -especially on cool green, freshly mowed grass is such a delight. Of course I lived in the south and it was warm even before spring approached but I could never convince my mother to let me go barefoot before mid April.

Now that I live in the north it seems like spring takes forever to get here and even when the calendar says it's spring the temperature DOES not. BUT, the thing about living here is that it makes me so much more aware of springtime and all it's glory. Long before the weather is warm enough to go walking barefoot in my lush green grass, all of nature has awoken from it's slee…

Neural Pathways

It's been a VERY long time since I posted any new work. It's not that I haven't accomplished anything it's just that I'm a real slacker about photographing my work and then taking the time to load the pics and post on my blog.

So here is the piece I did for the yearly project in the needle arts guild that I'm in. The theme was 'Pathways'. I knew about this since September of last year when I joined the guild but you know me-- queen of the procrastinators, so I didn't even start the project until about 2 wks before it was due, which was our April meeting.

I thought long and hard about pathways and considered so many different options.
Pathways can mean so many things. My life has certainly taken me down MANY different paths through the years and I contemplated what I could design for the art quilt that I wanted to create.

It just so happened that the first week in March I was on the phone with a dear old friend and we were discussing her father who i…