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Saturday, July 27, 2002  

I didn't do much quilting last night - but I did do a lot of pondering about quilting, especially thread color. And I took some photos of what's what with the current in-progress quilt, so here they are:
Closer view
Another detail
the dark/light problem
part of the back
the quilted-not quilted edge from the back

Here's a view of the whole unquilted top.

Written at: 12:24:07 PM

Friday, July 26, 2002  
Another work week, come and gone.

I have been thinking the past few weeks that the summer is flying by and that means that the end of the year started on September 11, 2001 is not far off. Does that seem possible? On the one hand, like all huge life-events, it seems large and looming and very near. On the other hand, it seems like it must have happened a forever ago.

How is it possible that it's almost a year ago already? Is it really possible that almost a year ago I was heading up to Brant Lake to calm my head and thoughts and came home to a changed world where the airport was closed and grief was newly defined?

Written at: 10:30:38 PM

Thursday, July 25, 2002  
is this too funny for words or WHAT? Don't you just want one of your own? Of course you do! (thanks to The MAD HADDers for the revelation! - also available at Archie McPhee

Written at: 8:22:22 AM

Thursday already! I finished the quilting on the first side/edge of the new quilt and will start the other side tonight. Looks like I'll have to wind another few bobbins, since I'm working on the last of the first nine I'd wound. And yes, I've been doing some unstitching here and there. I'll go back tonight and see if there are any problem areas that I can find.

Written at: 8:11:04 AM

Tuesday, July 23, 2002  
Huge rain storm today, which dropped the temperature a bit. It also took out some trees and washed away some shoulders from what I could see on the way home. Obviously the power has been off here at home and has blipped once since I got here. Thank goodness for batteries!

Written at: 7:34:39 PM

Thanks BornFamous for this great quote:
If I could do it, I'd do no writing at all here. It would be photographs; the rest would be fragments of cloth, bits of cotton, lumps of earth, records of speech, pieces of wood and iron, phials or odors, plates of food. -- James Agee
On a different note, I was trying to do some quilting late tonight and finally I thought - this is one of the goofiest things ever, trying to quilt on a night when it has be 80+F and it's 11 PM eastern time. Go to bed. Of course I didn't do that exactly. I came down here and played on the computer awhile.

Written at: 1:39:10 AM

I am live and in person. The clean install and the moving of files has gone VERY well and it fixed my firewire port problem. So yeah! I'm back in business and I'm busily moving all my files either onto the clean and tidy HD, nice clean blank CDs or into the welcoming trash.

Hmmmmm this is my normal modus operandi for heavy cleaning of the household variety too -- move everything in a room out to a different space. Throw some of it away. Put some of it into new storage. Put a small bit of it back into the regular spaces.

All of this is temporary of course, since things seem to migrate back together, or new stuff fills the voids of the tidy space. Just proof that nature abhors a vacuum.

Written at: 12:56:41 AM

Sunday, July 21, 2002  
I was computer-less yesterday. I decided to go ahead and do a clean install of the operating system in hopes of fixing a hardware issue I've been having. I had an offer of help for this that I couldn't pass up. so right now I'm typing on Ron's G4. I'll be back on my own machine later today after getting all my own stuff (and there's lots of it!) back on the machine and in working order again. Should be exciting! If the hardware problem is resolved I'll be backing up a lot of files and getting them off the hard drive for good, but for now they're vacationing on the G4.

Written at: 9:40:47 AM

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