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Color and Language

This information about color probably won’t change how I design, but it makes an interesting read. Off to read part 2

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June 26, 2012 · 11:24 am

A great use for small scraps

Yes I know I should finish Fading Charms first, but doesn’t this look like fun?


June 23, 2012 · 11:39 am

Homeless Bill of Rights

Rhode Island has the right idea: instead of criminalizing homelessness, declare equal rights.

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June 21, 2012 · 1:09 am

A Major Improvement

Usually I visit Quilting Gallery to vote for quilts–once to enter one. But sometimes I have browsed blog links: sometimes good ones, sometimes duds, sometimes dead ones.

Now it is new and improved:  you can see titles and dates of recent posts and have a clue before clicking.

If you haven’t visited, check it out; if you aren’t listed, get listed. It’s free.

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May 25, 2012 · 12:44 am
Amy's Creative Side

Who knew there was a virtual quilt festival!

I learned too late to enter this year, but will watch for it next year. Meanwhile, there are lots of quilts, and I have barely begun to enjoy them. Come join me.

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May 22, 2012 · 10:52 pm

Green Tuesday

I have observed the boycott of Black Friday ever since I first heard of it.  (Since my association of “black” related to “Black Thursday” the beginning of the Great Depression, I was puzzled by the naming until I learned it meant –mostly for big box stores–moving from the red to the black financially.) Alas, I shop so little that the big box stores probably never noticed my boycott on their bottom line, but I still feel part of the movement. Small things add up.

Then along came Shop Local Saturday. Much more to my liking because shopping local  and supporting the small specialty stores in my neighborhood is important.  I may not always make it on the named Saturday, but it is my first place to start shopping when indeed I must shop–for yarn, for fabric, for food.

So today I was delighted to read of Green Tuesday.  Again, I may never observe it on the “appropriate” Tuesday. But I am sure that doesn’t matter if I observe it all year.  I invite you to check out the various green solutions suggested and find some to try.

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November 22, 2011 · 2:20 pm