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Thread: Warm Wooly Memories PT 1

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    Warm Wooly Memories PT 1

    I have been reading Marilu Henners new book on Memory. Have you heard about it? I am even taking an online class on her website. Anyway, as I excavate memories from my life, I have decided to create a memory quilt. But I am going to do it out of wool. So far here is a a photo of my progress. I have so much more to add, but wanted to start documenting my progress.

    Story behind the block:
    * One of my first creative memories was when I was in first grade and we were to create a snowman out of cotton balls. Thus my love for snowmen.

    * Marcel Marceau is one of my most favorite artists. I loved his little sailor suit jacket and his hat with the little flower on top. The hat on this snowman is more reminisant of a hat my Godfather use to wear. (He actually was the Tin Man in the Wizard of OZ. Remember him? Jack Haley?

    * Dogs have always played an important role in my life. I loved to teach my first dog - Coa~Coa tricks and reward her with treats.

    There are many more stitches to put on and I need to add the little parakeets which was a big part of my childhood.
    Her name was Harlequin Hulabaloo. After she passed away, I got another one who looked just like her and I called her Deja' Vu.

    Thanks for letting me share my memories and my project. I will post updates!

    Cheers to Creativity!
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    What a wonderful and very ambition project. You are off to a great start.

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    What a great beginning to a wonderful memory quilt.
    Blessings!
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    (.(. (..`..♥ Sally

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    Hey thanks. Since posting I have done even a bit more. Can't wait to continue the process through wool and folk art. Your encouragement is so welcome!

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    Yes I remember your uncle we love the wizard of oz. I loved your story and your block.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    So cute!!!!

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    I am so glad you posted your wool block, but even more so hearing the background of your memories. Gets one to thinking... You are doing a great job on the quilt! Linda in Missouri

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    How adorable. It's a great idea. Can't wait to see your future blocks.

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    Your first one is great, wool really is the best for your project! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!
    Quilts and cats just go together!

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    That is so very cute.
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    Thanks again. I can't wait to finish up this one and start anew.

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    Great ideas for this first block. Please continue to show us your progression and the additional memory chapters that go along with each new block. Thanks for sharing your creativity, personal history and inspiration.
    The bad news is - time flies.
    The good news is - you're the pilot!

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    Todays exercise in the class I am taking with Marilu Henner asked me to write 4 columns Hot Weather, Cold Weather, Rain Storms and Snowstorms. I was to write down as many key words that ignited memories in each column with a limit of 10 min. Man the memories cam flooding in from all over the place! Childhood, Adulthood, Teenager hood! I could see, smell, taste and feel so many things! I now have so much to journal down so I can start designing my other blocks for my memory quilt. Wish I could work on this all day every day. But alas one does need to work! I will keep you all posted on new designs.

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    What an adorable block, and a very neat idea to document one's life.
    The one who dies with the most fabric wins.

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    Thank-you! Can't wait to make more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitcherlady View Post
    How adorable. It's a great idea. Can't wait to see your future blocks.
    I second those emotions! This quilt is going to be ADORABLE! And memorable!

    The "syndrome" Marilu Henner has? A radio DJ in my town has it, too, & has been in the same studies Marilu has been in. As a trained psychologist, I just find it fascinating, don't you? Tho I'm not sure I would want to remember EVERYTHING, y'know?
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    (.(. (..`..♥ rebecca

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    Ambitious is correct! But nice!
    The block has me smiling.
    Keep posting
    Heather
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    Today I am going to work on a bi-plane for the memory quilt. Pix to follow.

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    I just love this first block! So cute. I love the idea of your memory quilt.

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    Very cute! Nice job!

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