Monday, October 22, 2007

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I was really sleeping good having decided last night that today would be a day of rest and then the maintenance guy came in to repair the kitchen faucet and the ceiling fan.  I didn't hear the doorbell and was startled by him calling out rather loud "maintenance".  I had drifted off to sleep while watching a film based on Howard Zinn's autobiography You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train on LinkTV.  Zinn's background was such a ordinary one that I wonder how many "zinn" like people we come across in daily life that get dismissed because they are "too crazy, too radical, too weird, too fill-in-the-blank".  Today I'm feeling that warm and hopeful feeling knowing that there are people devoting their full time pursuits to crafting legal, spiritual, political responses to debaseful events and attacks on our humanity, people such as Senator Keith Ellison, Prof. Charles Olgletree, Rev. George Regas, all of whom I've seen on TV in the last 24 hours.



Here are the last of the fabrics I dyed a few weeks ago: Image6



The colour is eggplant and the fabric is unironed...I seldom iron my fabrics until I'm ready to use them...just not a task I can redeem enough to make me want to be proactive about it.



Here is one of the three 10"x10" quilts.  The image is scanned so the sides are cut off and I've not put a binding on it yet...I think I'll put a dark green binding on it.



Image5 I used the circular attachment to quilt it.   



14 comments:

  1. I like how your ainted fabrics have come together. With the circular quilting it really does remind me of oil on water puddles or some other liquid color that changes with it's environment.

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  2. Karoda.......both are yummy!! That eggplant is so deep and soooo fine!
    I got those stainless bowls at my local WM too.....next aisle to the double burner hot plate. Hope your store has them too!
    xo

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  3. The eggplant fabric -- luscious! And I love your little 10 x 10. Keep 'em coming, K.

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  4. K--how behind I am! Love the new look of your blog, so sleek, so clean. Love, too the eggplant shades and want you to know that I've been dyeing too. Tried to stay away, but the colors got me.

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  5. YES! I like how this turned out and the circular quilting makes it over the top. Great job!

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  6. Oh, I can't believe you have gone so long without your digital camera! I agree with everyone else...the circular quilting is very cool.

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  7. Your dyed fabrics are yummy. And I like the little quilt. I knew you could come up with something great. Love the circles.

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  8. Would you be interested in a trade?

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  9. Love the eggplant colour! They are gorgeous Karoda.

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  10. That shades of eggplant are vibrant! You know purple is my favorite color, so maybe I'm biased ;-p but I'm LOVING them! Just love bearing witness to your journey...
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  11. How simple ... how complex! How wonderful!

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  12. you're loving this fabric dyeing, right? Beautiful pieces!

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  13. Zinn was my favorite professor of all times. Have known him for years and consistently find him to be one of the most gracious, respectful and intellectually curious people I've ever met. If you *did* meet him, and didn't know he was *that* Howard Zinn, he'd probably leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy in all the right ways. Ironic that he's about five thousand times more accepting (and nearly always interested in hearing more) of viewpoints that oppose his own than many people are able to be with him. Just love the guy to bits and pieces.

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