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Pin It WeEkly #207! Fleur de Lis Quilts celebrates its fourth AnnIversary of
Pin It Weekly
I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm relatively impressed that I've been able to keep up four years of Pin It Weekly. Not that it's difficult, it's just the remembering that sometimes gets in the way. And life. You know what life is...husbands, children, grandchildren, sickness, work, grading papers. All of that stuff. Never the less, here we are with four years behind us. Sweet! I figured I'd spend a little time thinking about what I've enjoyed while writing these posts and maybe share that with you. How about one for each year.
1. The people who share pins with me and who repin the items that I curate. Those I follow and those who follow me.
3139 followers total
1563 followers on "heart, quilts" alone
2253 that I follow...what a joy it was to discover about a year ago that my followers outnumber the boards I receive pins from
2. The surprises that I run across. Generally those surprises get me to thinking in new, different ways. The things that make my heart stop for just a moment. Those things I didn't know exist. Those things that I could never conceive of on my own.
|Night Scene - Peter Paul Rubens|
3. The pins and boards that inspire. Not just me, but those I share them with. The things that are so beautiful I want to be there to inspect and look closely. (Maybe even touch!) The handmade things that are so interesting I want to make them, too. At the very least I want to take it apart in my head and analyze every detail.
|Richard and I made two barn quilts for our |
sheds after our tour in Ashtabula County
|Portrait of Lydia DelectorskayaWorks by Henri |
Matisse inspire me to look at color differently.
|Items like these pillows encouraged me to|
give matchstick quilting a try.
4. The things that teach. No one can possibly know everything, of course, but I like to think of myself as a well-rounded being. (Except for those concepts that are vulgar, terrifying, or rude to otherx, which I can not tolerate and will never share.) That said I like to enrich my life by discovery and reading about the ideas and concepts that I've not been privy to in the past.
|Georgia O'Keeffe's works teach how to look |
closely at a subject. This is Yellow Sweet Peas 1925
|Gees Bend Quilt...Martha Jane Pettway, born 1898. "Housetop"--|
"Half-Logcabin" variation, ca. 1945, corduroy, 72 x 72 inches
|Leah Day--the girl is brilliant!|
5. And a few things I may not want to know or see! We may not be seeing these guys again...ever.
Thanks for celebrating Pin It Weekly with me! It's been an interesting couple of months...I hope you enjoyed it, too.