live the questions


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I wanted to post something today….I had been thinking of a favorite quote and thought I’d include it.

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions”

 Rainer Maria Rilke quotes (Austro-German lyric poet, author of Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus, 18751926)

a favorite book of mine by Rilke is Letters to a young poet. While reading about him this morning I realized all the letters were written between the ages of 27-33 years of age. wise young man.





wonky revisited

Have a little old and a little new stitching to show. The piece above is from last winter, it’s been hanging on my design wall(the livingroom), while I have been trying to figure out what to do with it…..I thought I might join it with some of the crazy warmth squares from the last post, but think it needs to mostly be wool, so that it shrinks evenly, when washed. I think it fits right in with the crazy quilting over at Jude’s flickr group though, so I may go add it in to the mix.

 this piece is for a friend…it’s a surprise..shhh….

the blue is from Jude, and when I went to add the last few hexagons, I couldn’t find the stash of it… I had to improvise. I have since found the remaining fabric and had enough to do many more hexagons…..oh well, I think the improvised fabric fit fairly well.

I hope all of you are well, I have been late in responding in kind to others generous visits and comments. I am sorry….please forgive me and I will do better!

crazy warmth


 Wool scraps surrounded by denim…..a shameless copy of Jude’s idea…but a very good idea!  I have made many a denim quilt, wishing for more color in the thrifted denim I find….the wool answers that need..and adds warmth too. Thanks Jude for the idea.

Here is my contribution to the wonderful stuff being created and encouraged through Jude’s blog. She set up a great Flickr site with everyone’s creations showcased. The theme has been Crazy Quilt Revisited. It is worth a visit. Jude has taught many of us by example, what mere thread and fabric are capable of and how to push the bounderies, and realize all the wonderous possibility of expression there is with this medium we call quilting and fabric art. Thank you Jude, for your example and generous spirit.

singin bout California

Tripping Lily

tried to write a different post, and it disappearred while writing it…… here is the post that behaved.