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Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Home Stretch

"Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height."
-George Champman

At first, I tried to find a quotation with the word "block" in it. But all of them were negative, about the things that get in our way.

On the other hand, the word "stretch" brings a range of positive quotations about things like beauty, progress, goals, poetry, and sports; all the things that make us stretch ourselves.

Interesting how two terms for the same process can have such opposite common usage, isn't it?

Sort of like lace, in a way. When you are working on it, lace is all about the stitches. How they come together, which way they turn.

Once blocked, it's all about the holes, as I begin to see the negative space, rather than the positive.

It's an apt metaphor for life: an intricate dance in which the positive and negative join up and circle round each other, forming the warp and woof of our existence.

Anyway, enough philosophy and sentiment. After the past few weeks of "think" pieces, you are likely to be full up. Time for a little concrete reality.

I am home from the lake and Hydrangea is all pinned out on the blocking board.

Talked to Evelyn this morning and it looks like we are going to push back release one day to Wednesday the 23rd, in order to allow ample time to get her up on both websites in the style she deserves.

It is hard to see her lines on the board because there is not a lot of contrast in color, but tomorrow I will have DH get some better "blocked" shots.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote on the great Mountain Colors debate: It appears that the three big winners are Red Willow, Chinook, and Mountain Twilight. Something to think about...

More later. Off to do laundry, buy groceries, and put a few more rows on Ashley's wedding shawl.


rebecca said...

I can hardly stand the wait....not that I've finished any of them so far...Hahaha!!!!! But, they are so beautiful...Wow!

La Cabeza Grande said...

Yay! I'm glad Red Willow made it to the home stretch in the color vote.

merry said...

That is so beautiful, wonderful colors!
Cna you tell me when the pattern for Drizzle will be for sale?