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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"U" Is For Upheaval...

Or Part 2 of "This Is The Week That Was...

And if you live in Wisconsin, this has certainly been a couple of weeks where we have seen "Upheaval" - the economy or lack thereof has landed very close to home as our newly elected Governor tells us "we are broke." Hello - we have been broke for quite a while now...where has the Legislature been? Thousands of our States best teachers and many other State workers have gathered in Madison - composed of numbers not seen since the Vietnam War protest days. No matter which side you are on, these past 2 weeks have impacted everyone and the effects will be seen moving across the entire country...I think we are in for more "Upheaval." Soaring gas prices, the volatile events in the Middle East, certainly the wild weather everyone has experienced this winter - all of this creates more "Upheaval." 
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Before this post gets too political and becomes a rant...my quilting has also gone through some "Upheaval." Have you ever had this happen?

Stitching merrily away only to discover..ignorance is bliss...

Or washing 7+ yards of background fabric and finding this twisted rope...(yet another good reason to own a front loading washing machine in  the future!)


Finally got it unwrapped and into the dryer - I look forward to seeing the state of things when the buzzer goes off - LOL! And since I took the Process Pledge, I promised to tell all - the good and the bad!

And the Canadian Cottage/Delectable Mountains project moves along slowly - have cut numerous large triangles for the corners and piecing of the Delectable Mountain blocks... 

 

Just finished Block #6 of Beyond The Cherry Tree and have also finished the twisting vine portion of #16 - with ONE cherry in place...only 111 or so to go...
 #6
 #16
Wreath looks a little out of round to me, but follows the original pattern - have changed the direction of the 4 stems to allow for additional embroidery which I hope will work...perhaps that dear quilter was in a state of "Upheaval?"


Needing a break from all the leaves on some of the earlier blocks, I have started jumping around for variety - it might create a little more "Upheaval" in my quilting life - but it certainly doesn't create boredom! 

Webster defines "Upheaval" as "sudden and great movement or change..." It can also mean a new direction, pushing us to rethink, regroup, and ultimately come out of something better off - moving Upward, being Uplifted and finally United.

Wishing each of you a week filled with smooth days and little Upheaval...be sure to visit Alphabe-Thursday over at Jenny Matlock's for more "U" postings. 






19 comments:

Lori said...

Happy belated birthday Pat!!

I thought i was the only one that did stupid applique tricks! LOL

Love your BTCT blocks.

lemonverbenalady said...

The last time that happened to me the washer was unbalanced and it shook and just started to "walk" while making a banging noise across our basement floor! I thought the world was coming to an end and my washer as well! It was all fixed by The Herbal Husband. That doesn't always happen! Your quilting and applique work are beautiful, TO! Hope you had a great birthday!

Pondside said...

The less upheaval the better, Pat! Great choice though, because it's a word that has a lot of meaning.......upheaval can sometimes be good for the soul.

JCnNC said...

Change can definitely be good for the soul - hopefully everything will sort themselves out with the legislature. I can have empathy for what they are going through and on the other hand, I am so glad to be retired and out of the battle. Is that selfish of me? I don't know either.

Looks like you have many things going on right now -variety is what we like. Your applique is beautiful. Happy coming Spring from Judy C.

Teresa said...

There certainly is a lot of craziness and upheaval going on right now. One of the reasons I love getting outside and close to nature right now.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What wonderful distractions!

Honey at 2805 said...

Nice to have your quilting as a distraction.

Anonymous said...

Upheaval is a good way to describe it! Keep on quilting as it soothes the soul!

myorii said...

Wow, block #6 is gorgeous!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

UNBELIEVABLY beautiful quilting!
Happy U Day!
Enjoy!
Coralie

Cheryl D. said...

I hope the Governor gets some sense knock into him and he starts supporting the hard-working teachers!

Your quilts are beautiful!

Donnie said...

Upheaval is all that's on the news anymore. Great U word.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

You know, I have a front loading washing machine and I still have some of those knotty problems with sheets and large pieces of fabric...

Oh well, I can understand why the people of WI are upset....

It's amazing to me that so called faux celebs make millions doing stupid media stunts and we can't find the money to pay the people who are responsible for our childrens' futures...

Sue said...

Your state has really been through it recently, and I have a feeling there will be many more states who go through similar trials. It's disheartening here in California because we are in terrible trouble financially.

And i don't even have answers myself, but I do wish our leaders were at least straight with us and themselves. That would be a good beginning.

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Vicki aka Jake said...

Upheaval makes Unique people do something....
Like Unknotting stuff :)

Jenny said...

I had to laugh at the picture of the fabric rope. Umm.... I have a front loading machine and that still happens to me, so I'm not totally sure if that will fix the problem.

Love everything you're quilting right now. Your applique work is glorious.

And, I agree with you. Upheaval does seem to be everywhere right now.

Sometimes it would be nice if everyone could just play nicely together.

Thanks for a great link this week.

A+

EG Wow said...

Sorry to say, we have heard about thee upheaval in Wisconsin. All the best!

And I have seen a twisted mass of fabric in my washing machine too. Thought I was the only one. :))

Jingle said...

love these..
keep crafting..
be proud of yourself and smiles.

Friko said...

That work is gorgeous, you quilters are such clever and artistic people.