The Latest View From Brainard, NY

Saturday, June 09, 2001

I do believe the winter panel is finished - as in ready to sew.

I did a small test piece of the sheer/white fabric I'd gotten to help with the snow idea and sewing did make it look a lot better than the pinned version.

At the Seasons Quilt link you'll find links to both the winter quilt panel and to the mocked up versions. There's a second page of mock up now that shows the completed season panels.

On to spring!

Posted at 5:22 PM

Friday, June 08, 2001

Busy day here in Brainard!

Winter panel is well underway. At the Seasons Quilt link you'll find the first few shots of the second panel, winter.

Also see: the in progress view for a look at the whole thing. I think it's cool that you can see the hillside starting to form, even in the unconnected panels.

Posted at 12:19 AM

Thursday, June 07, 2001

Welcome QuiltArt visitors! Remember when I'd post the occasional quote? Here's a good one:

From _Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenence_ by Robert M. Pirsig

Look at a novice workman or a bad workman and compare his expression with that of a craftsman whose work you know is excellent and you'll see the difference. The craftsman isn't ever following a single line of instruction. He's making decisions as he goes along. For that reason he'll be absorbed and attentive to what he's doing even though he doesn't deliberately contrive this. His motions and the machine are in a kind of harmony. He isn't following any set of written instructions because the nature of the material at hand determines his thoughts and motions, which simultaneously change the nature of the material at hand. The material and his thoughts are changing together in a progression of changes until his mind's at rest at the same time the material's right.

Posted at 7:25 PM

Wow - two groups of photos in one day!

On today's walk I seemed to focus on areas of lightness within the darker woods. The play of light on vertical trees is something that is a mental quilt at the moment.

It was also a good bug day - one there's a photo of, but I also saw a variety of butterflies.

7 June 2001 Photos

Posted at 7:05 PM

OK I gave myself til noon to put up these pages and here they are, just in the nick of time.

6 June 2001 Photos

Enjoy, then go for a walk yourself!

Posted at 11:59 AM

Yesterday was a totally amazing sky day. Here's a cloud photo to prove it.

Still not sure? Here's another one!

As I watched, I was reminded about those surrealistic movie scenes where time lapse photography makes the clouds rush across the sky. The clouds yesterday were flying too but weren't as ominous as the movie star clouds often are, LOL. After a bit I realized that I was watching both the sky and the ground.

On the ground, the clouds WERE actually rushing across the fields! Shadows went racing across one after the other while the clouds serenely floated across the sun overhead. I'd watch the dark shadowy version move across the field in front of me, following every bump and furrow. Then it would disappear for a bit in the trees and soon it would appear moving accross the distant hills, feeling every dip and knob.

What a sky day, even on the ground.

Another beautiful day here, so I will have to go walking later. But in the meantime, I'm determined to finish laying out the autumn scene and move on to the next panel.

Keep looking up!

Posted at 11:16 AM

Wednesday, June 06, 2001

Still processing the photos I took today. The appearance of the sun today made it easy to hit the road early this morning. Here's a sample of some photos I took today up on Staple Road in Stephentown: Click here.

More photos later. Want to SEW for awhile.

Posted at 1:05 PM

Tuesday, June 05, 2001

Working on it! There's way too much fabric around, but what can I say? LOL

here are the two in-progess photos

Posted at 11:15 PM

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