Hullo folks! Well, I've been enjoying my quarantine with little Persie and Nimma. We've been quilting and organizing and planting! We started our early seeds two days ago, which seems so late to me after last year. However, I am starting them outside rather than indoors due to Persie, my little soil gnome. She's such a stinker! Last week, she knocked our favorite planter off of my fabric cupboard and onto the glass scale. The Planter shattered, the plant was banged up, and the scale was OK, but wow Perse, smooth, real smooth. Ha ha ha! Now, my next task is to build one of those little fairy homes out of the planter pieces.
In other news, I finished something really cool! I finished a baby quilt for Hannah's little baby boy, Ira Lee! Picture will be in the gallery. So, Since I went ahead and got that done, I'm moving on to two other quilts for the year, one for my sweet little cuz, Elizabeth, and one for the KY STATE FAIR!!! Y'all know the one! I can see the end of the light blue Yo's, only about 90 left! The fair is in August, so by June, I'll start applying and stuff! I'm also working on some embroideries, but those are on the back burner right now. Quilt vision and book vision are my world for the foreseeable future.
So about the book, I'm so thankful to all my folks for motivating me and sharing their love with me. It really helps when I'm having a hard day. My book is very hard to write due to all the pain surrounding the topic. If you know me, you probably know what I'm writing about, but I'm keeping it a secret on here. The book is in the approval process from my advisers for my Senior Year Capstone Research Project at Sterling College. And I am still in the research phase. Right now I'm reading Ceremony, by Leslie Marmon Silko; and Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood.
Hope you all are feeling inspired during this time, it is so important to find joy in the little things of daily life! Some of the things making me feel joyful are the strawberries ripening on my little hanging basket strawberry plant, watching the sun dry the potting soil of my freshly burrowed seeds, the bee house we put up in our backyard, and planning. I have so many dreams right now, and I think it's important to write down these dreams, to remember them and to plan to live these dreams--to incorporate our dreams into our waking hours, to Dream while we are living. Yesterday Brennen and I were talking on the phone since we can't see each other anymore. We talked for hours planning our future camping trips, planning how to practice camping--since he hasn't been--planning how to move forward with our dreams. We share our dreams with each other, and then sometimes we don't. Brennen thinks that it's really cool to not remember one's dreams, to have that dreaming time with no expectations or reservations. He can come into that time and not have to worry about remembering. It's funny, that I like to remember my dreams and he likes to forget his. But remember your waking dreams.
One of my newest waking dreams has been the Kimono quilt I'm making for Elizabeth. I'll post the first Kimono photo, which was my rough draft and first try. I made up the little pattern from a block that inspired me on the internet. Another thing I'm excited for is my herb spiral and raised bed gardens. I still need to get the lumber for the raised beds, the bricks for the Herb Spiral, and the manure for the plants, also my little plants need to grow grow grow! I also have been dreaming about my room lately. I finally got it all organized and am just putting the finishing touches on it. I'm also working on my altar daily, as it is an ever evolving creature. But, for the time being, I think I need to do more work on the Yo-yo quilt. All my love to all y'all!
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sTate fair ready!
seed starting 2019
ky state fair quilt
A sustainability major at U of L, beginning farmer, crafter, and writer.