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Any Color's All Right As Long As It's Red (for Basil), Part 2 (Finished!)

This homage quilt to my paternal Grandfather could have been finished in a week if I didn’t have a day job. :)

However, because, like everyone, I have bills to pay and I prefer eating to starving, off to work I go.  197 more words


Any Color's All Right As Long As It's Red (for Basil), Part 1

My paternal grandfather lived to be 91.  Born in Mississippi, he and his family moved to California when he was 2.  While he spent the 89 intervening years claiming a strong Southern heritage, epitomized by a deep love of fried catfish and hush puppies, he embraced the quirkiness that is California by inventing his own word, making up his own song, and spouting personal bon mots that became fact in our family. 280 more words


Mariner's Compass, Part 4 (Finished!)

Whew!  This art piece is finished!

It was a near thing, getting it completed before the end of the year.  I had several thoughts urging me on before the calendar rolled to 2015: 250 more words



In the old days sailors
Sailed their ships by the stars
And a Mariner’s Compass
Pointing the prow to points
North south east west.
Many went west, found the… 28 more words

Hilary Clark

Mariner's Compass, Part 3

I’m impressed with myself.  Even with out-of-town travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, I actually got some quilting done!

I added more quilting within the compass and have begun the process of stitching the rays shooting off the sunburst.  89 more words


Mariner's Compass, Part 2

It’s been slow going over the last two weeks.  I forgot to mention, in my last post, that I started a new job on November 10th.  216 more words


Mariner's Compass, Part 1

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved the design of a Mariner’s Compass.  Maybe it reminds me of the stars or the sun, celestial orbs with radiant light.  403 more words