primitive pals #14
© Copyright 1997 Maria Pahls
the fence post
miscellaneous letters sent in by readers
one by debbie:
A "primitive thought":
"prairie women were most adept at garment construction (that was the only choice many women had to clothe their families)… most of the time constructing complicated and intricate designs through their own engineering-without a pattern. So we wonder when we see their primitive doll… an overly simplistic art form… what is embedded into these creations that tug us nearer and nearer…perhaps the glimpse of a self-portrait…what times were--were not--could have been--should have been… they sent forth their uncensored emotions through a vehicle that only women would probably notice… the toys of their youth… their heart and soul, their expression of understanding what was, what was to be… to a future of women… a mystifying link…"
cheryl sent this on her latest projects:
"I've been busy with making frogs. I've made 60 (3 different patterns) so far and just cut out another dozen. I took 2 of the large size ones that I make to the shop I sell in and they sold within two days."
questions asked by readers, then replied upon in later issues.
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tips & techniques
highlights of tips sent in by readers
joann shared some of her favorite tips:
".. for making your own "mini cookie cutters":
I have also used the cutting edge from a box of waxed paper to shape into cutters if I needed a certain size. Works pretty well. Just pull the metal edge off the box, cut off the size you need with sheers, shape and secure with tape."
"I usually spray all my "naturals with a matte spray. Helps keep from falling apart."
"Use small cinnamon cutouts for buttons."
"Allspice and whole cloves make great eyes and buttons on snowmen."
a few tips from maria:
hair spray can be used to keep natural dried flowers from shattering.
try black and colored peppercorns for buttons
F E F E F E F E"Patterncrafts"
mail order resources section
books of interest
the quilters companion
chalet publishing 719-685-5041
This book gives the names and addresses of quilt shops and a brief description of what each shop has to offer- a must for finding those one of a kind shops when traveling!
web sites of members & other sites of interest
(info can be found here:)
O P O P O P
poetry and verses to use for samplers etc.
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. "
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. "
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
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