I’m in North Carolina! Let’s Have Some Milk! - I have come to North Carolina to a quilting retreat. I do not get to retreat, exactly; I’m here to work. I’m at the Carolina Charm Quilt and Craft Retr...
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|Quarter for scale|
|Things are getting tense.|
|Ooooo...it's really exciting!|
|A winner...knitter on the right can't believe it!|
|"Oh, I've been beat!"|
(Or that's what it looks like. She was a good sport, of course.)
|Candles in blocks of lake ice light the way.|
|From the space and comfort of outside, it actually|
looks cosy inside. But I needed a few more minutes
before I could go back in!
|Day 3's outfit includes the Zig Zag skirt and|
Spring Sprout socks.
(My shirt says "I'll Grow on You.")
|Added for warmth, the Mariah hoodie and|
Bias Asymmetric Scarf.
|The teacher, Christine Mauersberger, demonstrating|
how to fold a Blizzard Book.
The Blizzard Book is made of one sheet of paper which is folded in such a way that it creates multiple pages, each of which have a pocket. According to Hedi Kyle, back in the mid-nineties snow began falling in Philadelphia one January morning. Soon, everyone on the east coast was staying home as the predictions for a major storm came true. This, the Blizzard of 1996, became a perfect day for Hedi to work in her studio. As the hours passed snow accumulated outside of her studio while folds accumulated inside. Towards the end of the day it occurred to her to manipulate some folds a certain way. This resulted in the creation of a structure which more or less bound itself. Months later when Hedi heard talk of "Blizzard Babies" conceived during the storm, she began to think of her own creation on this day as the Blizzard Book.Doesn't that sound like a great project!? The one that we made was sized to fit business or credit cards.
|Project in process|
|There were no tables set up (they didn't need them for|
the crochet class that was planned) so we pulled out
some benches to use.
|Those are my own business cards inserted. I happened|
to have some on me so I could try the book out right away.
|See how one strand is looped around an extra peg?|
That's not how it's supposed to be... :/
|A little bog with the lake in the background. This scene|
caught my eye every time I walked by as I went to and from
the dining room.
|Part of the Squam garden. Pompom alliums and a|
little mouse popping up to say Hi!