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Saturday, April 23, 2005  
Hey look, she's talking about quilting!

Today Mom and I went to a local guild show. Some of the quilts were quite nice. It's a very long-standing guild with quite a few members. OK, a lot of members. One of the members, Linda Miller, was featured; she makes really wonderful quilts inspired by quilts from the late 19th century. They are truly wonderful. I thought how nice it must have been for her to see all her big quilts all hanging together. They were quite impressive as a group and she should be very proud of them!

After Mom and I got done looking at quilts, we wandered over to the vendors and don't you know, she let me spend a chunk of money. I met the guys from Woodstock Quilt Supply and well, I knew I liked them a lot when I saw all the luscious Robert Kaufman fabrics. Mom had told me about the great shelving units they have in their store which hold both bolts and fat quarters and sure enough, their travelling shop has the same sort of set up. Someday I'll have to wander down and meet the rest of their inventory.

Then it was off to do some grocery shopping and to make some bread. The builds were doing nicely when I got home so after Saturday Pizza I got busy weighing out flour and whomping up some good stuff. Now it's all in there doing it's bulk fermentation thing.

And me? Well I'm off now to do some work on the new quilt. The quilting is coming along slow but sure. I think it's looking good. It's not that it's hard or demanding really, just that I'm still not quite in the mental groove again. It's getting better though. I can work for longer periods of time which is a lot less frustrating. So back to the thread stuff for awhile until the yeastie stuff needs me again.

Written at: 9:37:00 PM

Wednesday, April 20, 2005  
Bread baking news! Apparently the US team has won the 2005 Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie -- this gleaned from a single line on the Bread Bakers Guild of America -- with a small quick time video. Further news as it develops I guess. If you want info about the team you can go here for a nice story and radio interview.

Go team!

UPDATE: Here's a reasonable article about the results. Still not much on the event's or sponsor's sites. What's up with that? Sour dough?

Written at: 12:05:00 AM

Tuesday, April 19, 2005  
Obligatory Daffodil Photo

I'm amazed that it's been 10 years since the Oklahoma City bombing. Seems far away and still very new. I'll always remember watching the AP wire roll past full of breaking stories that morning - across the primitive computer screen our office had - and yelling to the guys "turn on the TV, something's happening!" Little could we imagine then what was happening.

Written at: 12:32:00 PM

Monday, April 18, 2005  
I just heard from the Art in Embassies program folks that my quilt, Warp Weft Rift will be returning soon from Islamabad. Wow - long time no see! How nice of them to contact me to explain how they'd be shipping it and when. I feel very honored to have been included in the display at the Embassy.

This is the longest any of my quilts has been away from home and certainly the most distance one has traveled. I remember when my 911 quilt came home after a few years how interesting it was to look at. I'd not had it very long before it travelled to Houston and then on to other places. I was lucky to be able to go to the Roots of Racism exhibit premiere in Memphis TN in September 2000. That seems like a long time ago... I'll look forward to meeting my quilt again.

Written at: 2:10:00 PM

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