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Antique Rose Sampler (William Morris Variation)

This was the first quilt that I was brave enough to enter for a competition. It was a series quilt in Quilters Newsletter magazine and was designed by Cynthia Dale Sullivan. 23 more words


book review: the triumph of human empire

I’m reading more nonfiction this year and stuff like The Triumph of Human Empire by Rosalind Williams is why. I mean, this is a good justification for the trend unlike the dopey baseball book I also just read (but that gave me the difference between a 2-seam and a cut fastball in a way that feels like it’ll stick, so maybe I’m too harsh). 306 more words


Arts & Craft Movement

I’ve been questioning myself striving to be part of the art world: an intellectual realm that makes me insecure and that I believe shuts out too many and and can serve the patriarchy (Sontag). 676 more words

Contextual Research

Tonight I was asked to champion the last of 5 presentations by artists shortlisted for a public arts installation for the top of Eastside Park in Birmingham where HS2 travellers will come out of… 496 more words


Kind and Dear

It’s January and cold – in Washington these days the thermometer rarely tops 32° and sinks to 22° – making me long for our usual winter 42° and appreciate house and heat. 400 more words


SE2: Knee hill-ism

SE2 is Abbey Wood. This postcode is actually the furthest east of the London postcodes. The area cannot be said to have much of interest and this is somewhat of a contrast to the previous postcode SE1. 2,437 more words

London Walks

Should I write or research?

The first commercial wet dock in the world was opened in Liverpool in 1715. It was known originally by the engineer’s name Thomas Steer’s Dock, but later, as other docks were built it became known as the Old Dock.  1,074 more words