Monday, April 28, 2008

Also seen at the Museum . . .

One of my favorite landmarks inside . . .

Oscar Mayer Weinermobile

. . . and outside, some beautiful signs of Spring.

Outside the Entrance to Greenfield Village

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Susana Allen Hunter, Quilting Genius

Today, I went to the Henry Ford Museum.

The Henry Ford Museum

It was the last day of their exhibit, Quilting Genius 2, The Improvisational Quilts of Susana Allen Hunter. Here's one of my favorites from the exhibit.

Mosaic Medallion Quilt

And some more of Susan's quilts (click for larger images)

Mosaic Medallion Pig Pen Variation Strip Quilt
Strip Quilt Strip Quilt
Pig Pen Strip Quilt

The exhibit also included items and photos from Susana's life. I especially liked the two hats that were included--her work hat and one she wore to church.

Susana's Work Hat Susana's Sunday Hat

You can see more photos of quilts, detail of quilts and other items in the exhibit in my Flickr set Quilting Genius 2.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Everyday Performance Art

This is an Osaka crosswalk, found on Flickr during my life as a mouse potato. It made me smile.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Long Story Short

Almost four weeks ago, I crashed and burned, health-wise, and every time I thought I was improving, I crashed even harder and found myself further away from feeling better.

As a result, in the last month, everything stopped.

I received four more beautiful birthday blocks and hurt too much to take photos and thank the block makers.

I made NO progress on birthday blocks I am making for others or any other quilting, sewing, crafting or anything.

All work on the Walking in This World exercises stopped after my last artist date, a couple hours spent at a local quilt show. Photos were taken, but never labeled or shared.

Just about my only progress in life these last four weeks is measured in doctor appointments and lab tests.

I must be some kind of crazy optimist, because I've joined Kate's little quilt swap . . . believing I will feel well enough soon enough for long enough to make a little quilt for this swap.

And I'm optimistic that I'll feel well enough to catch-up on blogging soon, too.
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