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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 so much Dee! I think your book qualifies as mother love work for sure, which can be identified by an underlying urge which doesn't dissipate and allows no excuses.
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Thanks Mom!
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2017 on Accessory cloths at Raven and Sparrow
Well, the big tablecloths fit her table, not mine. I would like to have the squares, runners and napkins in my stash and have had to resist the urge to use them myself during this long waiting time. Still, I made (or gathered) them for her. They are a gift.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2017 on Accessory cloths at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you Liz! I'm trying out centerpieces and pulling all the details together. I hope they will beautiful on the table.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2017 on Four seasons at Raven and Sparrow
That's so kind of you Saskia. I feel like I must critique in order to get better, but it is true that each project has its own life that takes over in the end, so I also must accept what they become. Most of the time.
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It will feel good when the photography is done. Now I am feeling nervous about transporting all the stuff and taking pictures, because that is all I will have in the end.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2017 on Accessory cloths at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Mo!
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I'm glad you enjoy them too...they are just for fun.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2017 on Accessory cloths at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Jude, I'm glad you think so.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2017 on Four seasons at Raven and Sparrow
Yep, back to work and looking forward to the finish on this project. I look at your work and also nod. Its good too.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2017 on Four seasons at Raven and Sparrow
Coming soon, I hope!
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2017 on Four seasons at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Beth! It is lovely to hear from you again. I hope your health issues are also in retreat.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2017 on Four seasons at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Dee! Me too on the sugar thing. I have to go cold turkey too so I am not sure how I will handle re-integrating treats as I begin to feel better. I go along pretty well for a while, but then my inner sugar demon takes over and I am face first into the goodies. Fortunately I truly like vegetables and plain food too so it could be worse.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2017 on No more treats at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you Victoria, I'm glad you like it. Thanks also for commenting.
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2017 on Finally, Becky's spring at Raven and Sparrow
It does look like Wrightian and McIntoshish. And it is very satisfying to touch...light but dense. The stitching works wonders at making different layers cohere well. Thanks Liz!
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2017 on Finally, Becky's spring at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks for your kind comment Tina. I appreciate it.
Toggle Commented Aug 15, 2017 on Finally, Becky's spring at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Mo! My original idea was to weave smaller insets into a runner and I think in the future that is how I will use this technique. It is too hard to handle such long strips.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2017 on Finally, Becky's spring at Raven and Sparrow
I remember your fast and did one myself this spring. You are right about the self convincing thing, but I do find it hard.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2017 on No more treats at Raven and Sparrow
I am eating more lemons these days, always remembering the tooth enamel issue. You're right, other things like rhododendrons will have to be my treats. Thanks so much for getting those for me.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2017 on No more treats at Raven and Sparrow
And that is a huge treat indeed! Thanks Liz.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2017 on No more treats at Raven and Sparrow
Oh Grace, thank you for your excellent suggestions and your kind words. I have missed being active on line but the blankness of the last months prevented me from framing or communicating anything coherent.
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2017 on No more treats at Raven and Sparrow
Right. Sugar in all of its forms is always calling.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2017 on No more treats at Raven and Sparrow
Oh Marti, what a sweet reply! You are so kind. Turning to other sources of satisfaction is my goal now...I have to admit that my interest in candy etc. is a little embarrassing. Your words help me re-focus.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2017 on No more treats at Raven and Sparrow
Yes, I am hoping to find a non-food substitute, but the search underscores how much I miss my tidbits. Ice cream is delicious, isn't it?
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2017 on No more treats at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you cynthia. I am touched.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2017 on The wasteland at Raven and Sparrow