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Monday Morning Star Count 2014/36

Today I'm sharing some hex-diamonds that I made to commemorate time spent with a friend this week.

Long term EPP projects are good like that-- make just one unit to remember a time, place, person or emotion. Capture how you were feeling, something you hope not to forget. I spent some time this weekend re-reading oooold blog posts (from Littleshika), 2007 in particular. It was a rough year. I was struck by how tightly I clung to quilting to pull me through, how decisions I made that year have had repercussions that I'm only now starting to sort out and remedy. Thank god for blogs, right? 
And thank you, for being a part of my blogging journey. Please link up below if you've got progress to share..

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  1. yes I agree with what you said. I look at the fabrics in my scrap EPP quilts are I remember who gave them to me and what was going on in my life as I sewed them into my quilt.

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    1. Exactly~ even years later.. it's really amazing how the mind captures things and ties them into fabric visuals..

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  2. This is a very thoughtful and mood evoking post. Lovely Japanese fabrics in your diamonds, as well.

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  3. You are so right and your post really is thought provoking. Although this is my first EPP project, I have other quilt projects that bring back memories of my Grandmother, Mom, and my daughter when she was such a little girl. I should write more about those thoughts and emotions so my daughter and grandchildren know more about the stories behind the fabric and projects. I just love the colors in your diamonds

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  4. Totally agree. Fabrics work like smells on my memory. Lovely diamonds!

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  5. Hi Jessica, I am linking in for the first time. I have been following your blog for some time now and enjoy following your progress. I too enjoy picking a particular project to accompany me on trips. When I look back at those projects, it is a lovely reminder of my time away. Looking forward to joining in each week.

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  6. I haven't so much as threaded a needle in about 2 weeks now... nothing to show but love seeing what everyone else is doing, I think/hope seeing yours will provide the nudge to get busy! Jessica the next star on my to do list is with fabric that has a deep significance for me... I'll be stitching emotions into it for sure.

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  7. Such beautiful fabrics you've used and a thought provoking post.
    : )

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  8. No sewing on my part this week either- but I also love seeing what everyone else is up to! Great projects, so inspiring.....,..

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