Sunday brought a dusting of snow. It looks pretty and I am glad it won't last long.
Photo taken at the state park. I stopped on the way home from church but I didn't take a walk!
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I've made many of the Quiltville mysteries. I was greatly disappointed in two of them Grand Illusion and Rhododendron Trail) and skipped their immediate successors, Allietare and Chilhowie. Those turned out to be designs I liked.Now it's time for Indigo Way. I've decided to give it a go.
I have a hoard of South African indigos but I'm still hoarding them. These HSTs are made with dark, indigo-ish blues from my stash.
Arabic Hourglass is under the needle. I did rip out and re-orient the mis-turned blocks.
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This Civil War story is told from a new perspective. In 1862 Constance leaves her husband on their southeastern Indiana farm and enlists in the Union Army disguised as a man called Ash Thompson. Ash tells the first-person experience of skirmishes (mostly), full-blown battles (some), missing her husband (frequent letters home (amazing that the postal service worked efficiently)). Ash kept the disguise through capture, imprisonment, and confinement in an insane asylum. Ash carries all the horror and trauma back home.
Laird Hunt writes concisely and precisely: just enough and no more. Perfect.