If these were ordinary times I wouldn't be composing a blog post this weekend. I'd be caught up in the activities of the American Library Association Annual Conference. Well, I still was, but the event was virtual and I attended from the comfort of home. I had committee meetings on Thursday, Saturday, and today (Sunday).
Saturday morning I moderated the Retired Members Round Table program featuring Pamela Bannos, art history/photography professor at Northwestern, whose has done extensive research on Vivian Maier. The book is subtitled, "A photographer's life and after life."
Dr. Bannos was scheduled to give the program at ALA Annual last year (she and I worked things out in February, 2020) and then -- well, see the illustration on the left!
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I read my horoscope in the morning newspaper every day but by the time breakfast is over I've forgotten what it says.
My husband gave me a very generous gift and I spent some of it later in the week.
Quilt-agious the staff member who greeted me took another look and said, "You write the blog With Strings Attached! I follow your posts. Quilting and books are two of my favorite things." Thank you, Sue!
Quilt-agious is a great shop. They have a huge selection of Kaffe Fassett fabrics and many more bright, modern prints.
My purchases: the blue, green, and gray prints are for the wedding quilt that I need to begin. The others are just because . . . because I liked them!
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I didn't work on the wedding quilt, other than acquire fabric and mull over block patterns. Instead I took out the blue stars flimsy I made earlier in June. I added borders. I used a thrift-shop sheet as the backing. Now it's finished! Approx. 72 x 85.
I read about The Violet Protest Project on Facebook. "The Violet Protest is a public effort to send 50 hand-made textile squares to each and every member of congress in support of these core American values: respect for each other; citizenship; compromise; country over party and corporate influence; courage; candor; compassion; creativity."
I signed up to make five blocks. The required colors are blue and red (which will read as violet at a distance and en masse). The required size is 8" finished. Each is an individual unit, so they're rather like potholders. I've made four blocks so far. The fifth block and the quilting are on the to-do list this week.
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The books I read this week are both really, really good."I hated my life! I wanted something better; is that so terrible?"