"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Friday, January 27, 2012


It's been over 6 months since my last post.  I think a fresh start, perhaps, is the best idea, rather than a rehash of months and months of living.  So, before January is over, and it appears that suddenly it almost is, I will wish you all a great 2012, and make a plan to write here with some (more) regularity.  I have been consistently reading blogs...I just haven't been writing in my own.  So, I will see what I can do about that.

Though this started out years ago as a quilting-related blog, it morphed into a general topic blog some time ago.  And now, it seems that quilting is rarely a thing I do anymore...in fact,  never...which, really, seems unbelievable, given the 35 years or so I have been doing it.  When I was far younger, back before I was married, I was very into yarns and fibers and spinning and weaving and natural dying and crocheting and basket making and sewing clothing (when I perfectly fit a pattern and had no need to alter!), and all kinds of needlework, like embroidery and needlepoint and cross stitch and crewel.  When the quilting bug bit, though, I gave that all up and never looked back. 

Well, I've been looking back, more and more.  And recently I've gotten, shall we say, sucked back into YARN, YARN, YARN.  I learned to knit in 2005 and it has been taking over ever since, much like quilting did when I learned how to do that, though more slowly and steadily... my yarn stash is currently still smaller than my fabric stash, and my aim is to keep it sorta small...but you know how that goes. I have big plans to get rid of most of my fabric because it makes me feel bad, is a weight on my shoulders and conscience, takes up a LOT of space, and I'm just plain OVER it...but you also know how that goes...

                              Hazeline Shawlette made for Anne Hanson's Fall in Full Color Knitspot Club, pattern by Anne Hanson

Soooo, short story long, that is a lot of what I've been doing the last 6 months...loading up on yarn and patterns and ideas.  And reading.  And tea drinking.  And mom-ing.  You know.  Being.