Ruminations and Fabrications

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Ist thoughts meme
Got this one from mutive. If you're interested in playing along, comment on this post and I will list five words I think of when I think of you. You then get to talk about these words and spread the love. (Or whatever.)

I got the following words: Quilts, intricate hair styles, traditional arts, gardening, and cute children.

1. Quilts
Even though I mademy 1st quilt block at 5 or 6, I didn't really start quilting until I was 18. And I had a big break (due to having tiny kids, see #5) for most of the Aughts. So even though I've been quilting for 20+ years, it's only in the last three that it's really taken off again. For about ten years it was just the occasional baby quilt, and barely that.

I have two distinct quilt loves - things that are wicked fast, done in a weekend (or would be without the needs of #5) simple things that only look complex, and very difficult fiddly blocks with lots of pieces or complex paper piecing or intricate needle-turn applique. Guess which one I do more often?

2. Intricate hair styles
I've always had long hair (except that time in 9th grade when I cut it), and I've always loved playing with it. I'd wear a lot more intricate hairstyles if I could get away with them - classical Japan comes to mind, along with medival Europe and various pre-contact American Indian tribes. Mostly, I wear it down, because I can do amazing things on *other people's heads* that are nearly pysically impossible for me to do on my own. As it gets colder, I'll be wearing it braided a lot more, to keep it from tangling horribly in my sweater collars, and maybe I'll do some complex things again.

I love the silver at my temples!

3. Traditional arts
Now this surprized me! I don't usually consider myself as being a traditional arts person, but when I think about it, I do have rather a lot of traditional arts skills. I always want to learn more! I'd love to be able to make cornhusk dolls, or can food well, or make braided rugs!

4. Gardening
This is a buddign hobby (no pun intended, really!). My mom always had a big garden when I was a little kid, and I love the idea of growing mor eof my own food. And flowers! I want lots and lots of fruit-bearing trees, and bird/butterfly flowers.

5. Cute children
They really are, aren't they?! It's kind of amazing watching my boys grow up; I feel so honored and blessed to have kids I really respect and admire.

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I'm game. :)

It's funny, maybe because I don't know you in person, but I didn't realize you did intricate hair dos. That said, it makes perfect sense to me that you would. You seem to really value the process and the artistry of making things.

Wow, that's really nice to hear :) Okay, here are your five words:

Glasses, good food, engineering, witty, and organised

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