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Marie Z. Johansen
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Catching Up In Bits and Pieces
I am astounded to see that my last post was written on January 31st. I feel like I am in a space and time continuum. It's as though I am standing still and time moves all around me and yet I remain fixed. Very strange. Very frightening at times! I also seem...
I am astounded to see that my last post was written on January 31st. I feel like I am in a space and time continuum. It's as though I am standing still and time moves all around me and yet I remain fixed. Very strange. Very frightening at times! I also seem to be pulling away from social media a ...
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Circlets Of 2015 : January
One blog that I enjoy visiting is Woman With Wings . Her interests seem to align well with mine and I find a lot of inspriation from her thougts. One of the things that she did last year was to create a series of "Moondalas" . These embroidered circles intr...
One blog that I enjoy visiting is Woman With Wings. Her interests seem to align well with mine and I find a lot of inspriation from her thougts. One of the things that she did last year was to create a series of "Moondalas". These embroidered circles intrigued me. I have always been a fan of ...
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Fiber Arts For A Cause: Leaf Tales One
Leaf Tales One 9" X 12" leaf prints (wisteria and dove-foot geranium), printed and woven cottons, raw silk, beads Virginia Spiegel has been ne of my heroes for quite a few years. Not only do I like her art I admire her fund-raising efforts on behalf of canc...
Virginia Spiegel has been ne of my heroes for quite a few years. Not only do I like her art I admire her fund-raising efforts on behalf of cancer research. To date, she has raised a whopping $240000. for cancer research through the efforts of her group "Fiber Arts For A Cause" (FFAC).
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Light A Candle Against The Dark
YULE PEACE   by Selena Fox Make Peace on Earth, Make Peace Within At the Suns Rebirth & 'Round the Wheel Again. This evening I will light a candle against the dark and I will consider the blessings of the light that will soon follow. Perhaps as a bit of an ...
Perhaps as a bit of an antidote to the rampant commercialism that has become our holiday season, I spent a bit of time this morning reading about the history of Winter Solstice celebrations. This year "holiday" television commercials began with Halloween. Perhaps, before long, advertising will ...
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Hexagons Are Like Potato Chips or How Red Is The New Neutral
I have to admit that I am a sucker for scrap quilts. I have always loved making them and sleeping under them! Since I divested myself of many bags of fabric last year my scrap box has become considerably smaller, and, let's face it, one person's scrap is an...
I have to admit that I am a sucker for scrap quilts. I have always loved making them and sleeping under them! Since I divested myself of many bags of fabric last year my scrap box has become considerably smaller, and, let's face it, one person's scrap is another person's fat quarter.
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What September?
This is what I tried to do in September! It seems that September passed me by - at least in the blogging sense. One friend said that she had stopped checking in because it had been so long. I plea guilty!  I have been on a bit of a social networking slow do...
I have been on a bit of a social networking slow down. It began in early September. When I went on a retreat for a few days in mid-September I inadvertently forgot BOTH my cell phone as well as my IPad (which had all of my knitting patterns on it). I had to borrow a phone to check in with home ...
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Pincushions
An irrestible face - but I can't bring myself to put pins in it! Never one to resist a cute owl face I just had to make this pincushion pattern! Of course, now that it is made, I cannot bring myslef to stick pins in it! Maybe in the future I will be able to...
Never one to resist a cute owl face I just had to make this pincushion pattern! Of course, now that it is made, I cannot bring myslef to stick pins in it! Maybe in the future I will be able to but for now it is just a cute addition to my sewing table. This pattern is called Edgar Owl and Poe and ...
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Sewing Machines: Which One For You?
Janome MC8900 I have sewed since I was about 8 years old. Back then my sewing was done on my Mother's Singer machine and, at the time, I suppose, the machine was a "top-of-the-line" model. Truth be told, I am not quite sure that the machine wasn't purchased...
I have sewed since I was about 8 years old. Back then my sewing was done on my Mother's Singer machine and, at the time, I suppose, the machine was a "top-of-the-line" model. Truth be told, I am not quite sure that the machine wasn't purchased with me in mind since my Mother did not sew that I ...
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Which Word Is "The Word"?
"Lakedale Swans 2014" As 2014 draws to a close I have been reading about the yearly rituals of choosing "a word" for 2015. The concept has always intrigued me, but which word is "the word"? The one word that will cast it's spell over the year to come? I ten...
As 2014 draws to a close I have been reading about the yearly rituals of choosing "a word" for 2015. The concept has always intrigued me, but which word is "the word"? The one word that will cast it's spell over the year to come? I tend to be a realist as well as a bit of skeptic, ...
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The Calm In Hand Work
I love sewing at my machine during the day, but after five o'clock I equally enjoy the prospect of doing handwork. I look to enjoying the calming pleasure of simple blanket stitches. This simple stitch somehow manages to look so different depending upon wha...
I love sewing at my machine during the day, but after five o'clock I equally enjoy the prospect of doing handwork. I look to enjoying the calming pleasure of simple blanket stitches. This simple stitch somehow manages to look so different depending upon what thread I use.
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Exciting News !
I have been absent from the blogosphere for some time. In all honesty, I had/have been struggling about the benefits of blogging. Let's face it. It tsk time, energy and effort. Many people seem to want sound bites such Face Book. Although many friends assur...
I have been absent from the blogosphere for some time. In all honesty, I had/have been struggling about the benefits of blogging. Let's face it. It tsk time, energy and effort. Many people seem to want sound bites such Face Book. Although many friends assure me that blogging has not gone by the ...
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More Eco Dyeing Experiments
Paper Bark Birch and Black Walnut leaves from two of my favorite trees.  These samples were steamed  with alum and white vinegar mordants I have been taking a break from social media and being online. Not totally, but I have cut way back. I found that I was...
I have been taking a break from social media and being online. Not totally, but I have cut way back. I found that I was simply spending too much time online and not enough time actually 'doing'. It actually feels good to be a bit more "unhooked" for the time being, although I am certain that the ...
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Mixed Media & Textile artist
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mixed media and textile arts; photographer, book reviewer (arts, crafts, European history 11th to 17th centuries, historical fiction)
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San Juan Island, Wa
Previously
New York City - Honolulu - Chicago - Dallas - Manchester, England
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Textile, Fiber & Mixed Media Artist. Image maker. Seeker. Believer.
Bragging rights
I have been blessed to have had quilts included in various International Quilt shows !
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    Living, 1913 - present
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Musing Crow