Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Pulling Pastel Scraps

You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.
C. S. Lewis


After a couple of years effort, my stash is much reduced. Years ago I had a single box of fabric for quilting and loved knowing where each fabric was purchased. But after the kids grew up, the stash quickly expanded until I had half a wall of stuff. Even though I sorted by color, I lost track of what was there. And sadly I couldn't remember where most of them were purchased. Now it's again easy to see what I have and build new stacks. 

Case in point: The blue and white rabbit print was an impulse purchase in Berkeley four years ago. I planned to feature it somewhere. Instead it's just been languishing in a bin. Time to get it out and see what I can make. 

To make it easy, I started a Coin column that I think looks lovely, limited to blues and whites. Different from my usual color scheme. Hopefully the other pastels will work in well.

At one time the Coin columns fell to the floor perpendicularly. See. Here's an E.

I have an idea. Hopefully I can move it along. 


An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson

Josephine Tey's mysteries were always favorites of mine but I was startled to find Nicola Upson created a mystery series featuring her as the main character. In An Expert in Murder,  a young woman Josephine meets is murdered before she can leave the train when it arrives in London. Mementos arranged in the cabin leave a nasty feel. Josephine and Inspector Archie Penrose join forces to find the killer.

Enjoy the day, Ann