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Dana
San Juan Islands, Washington, USA
I'm a former graphic designer turned textile designer who married her high school sweetheart and had two boys, now grown up.
Interests: Books: anything by Jane Austen, Lord of the Rings, Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, A Pavilion of Women by Pearl S. Buck, mysteries by Dorothy Sayer, Villette by Charlotte Bronte, Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather. Movies: Galaxy Quest, Local Hero, Shakespeare in Love
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Thank you Kelly!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Liz! Weaving different fabrics and colors together was effective in integrating dark and wintery dishes with a lighter feeling for spring.
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2017 on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Dee. Yes, the stitching is soothing compared to the weaving, but sooooo slow.
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2017 on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
Oh, March 18! Ha Ha. My dad's birthday is March 17, St. Patrick's Day.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2017 on Birthday girl at Raven and Sparrow
Happy Recent Birthday Hazel!
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I hadn't thought of that, but yes, it clearly is.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2017 on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
That green is the real "spring" in this cloth. I'm glad you like it, Hazel.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2017 on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
Right! Wobbles are good! Thanks Vicky, I appreciate your encouragement.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2017 on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
This should be completely washable. Everything is either cotton or linen, prewashed thoroughly. That said, being a runner it is less susceptible to spills than a full tablecloth. I'm glad you like it Michelle.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2017 on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Mo! It really has taken an age to get here, huh?
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2017 on Plodding into spring at Raven and Sparrow
Your are a Pisces too?! When is your birthday? There are quite a number of us fishy people in the blog circle, judging by Dee's comment. I like the beady sprigs too. It is a garland bought years ago that I keep cutting into smaller and smaller bits. I was wishing I had time to wire little bead bunches from it onto posts that could be inserted into the flower arrangement, but then thought....nah.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2017 on Birthday girl at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you Liz! I miss you too! I'm hoping to get my groove back soon.
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Thank you Marti! It was a special day.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2017 on Birthday girl at Raven and Sparrow
Happy Birthday Dee! When is your birthday? I am trying to return from the political desert to the things that used to sustain me. I'm glad you like the table.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2017 on Birthday girl at Raven and Sparrow
Yes, sometimes too similar for our own good.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2017 on Birthday girl at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Mo! We are both Pisces. My birthday is the 20th and Mike's is the 21st.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2017 on Birthday girl at Raven and Sparrow
I am very fortunate in my family. My parents, brothers and sisters mean the world to me.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2017 on Birthday girl at Raven and Sparrow
It was, Mom, thanks to you and love to you.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2017 on Birthday girl at Raven and Sparrow
Tim, thank you so much for your kind response. The strong emotions politics have been churning up lately have made it especially hard to be separated from my tribe...the family I love so much. I feel like I still adhere to the values I was taught as a child and cannot understand why or when the political divisions came about. The point I meant to make about tribalism though, is more general: that allegiance to ones group is so innate as to color everything. Now that white people feel as though they may lose their ascendance in our culture they are easily manipulated by those who would prey upon their fears...those deep subconscious feelings of inadequacy that plague almost everyone at some point in their lives which are then reflected back upon those who are different. Tribalism is so powerful and makes our position now so dangerous. I fear for our national "idea". Thanks again for your thoughts and your loving attitude. It really helps.
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2017 on Coughing up a hairball at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you for the link, Kelly, and for commenting. Katrina Kenison is new to me.
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2017 on Coughing up a hairball at Raven and Sparrow
I love you too Gail. I'm grateful for your support. If you have any specific first steps I'd be glad to hear them.
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2017 on Coughing up a hairball at Raven and Sparrow
Aw Grace...I know about the swirl of thoughts...I'm glad these resonate with you.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2017 on Coughing up a hairball at Raven and Sparrow
I'm glad it seemed coherent to you Hazel. I have been struggling mightily.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2017 on Coughing up a hairball at Raven and Sparrow
Feel free Angie, with attribution. Thanks so much for your comment.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2017 on Coughing up a hairball at Raven and Sparrow
Really good question, Jackie.
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2017 on Coughing up a hairball at Raven and Sparrow