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In the concept design, every patch was infused with the history and personality of traditional crafts from each of Russia’s 89 regions: in a single tapestry we combined Uftyuzhskaya painting and Vologda lace, Gzhel and Zhostovo painting, Kubachi patterns and the flowers of Pavlo Posad shawls, Mezenskaya painting and Khokhloma, Yakutsk patterns, fabrics of Ivanovo and other distinctive Russian patterns. That is how we arrived at a modern, distinctive and unmistakeably Russian Look of the Games.”
Today I am going to mix in some Slow Sunday Stitching with Day 1 of Magazine Culling. I've got the Swoon block completed on my Quilty Stitches Sampler Along hosted by Corry@Little Miss Shabby. All I can say is fun, fun, fun!
I neglected to show you The Olympic Village (AKA family room) in yesterday's post. This is the hub of my organizing efforts. My quilting room is located to the right and the laundry room is behind me in this photo so it's pretty convenient to pull things out here to work on in prime view of the TV. To the left you can see my hand stitching chair next to the window and a bit of my OTTLite for nighttime work.
Event #1: Magazine CullingMy table is set for the Preliminary Rounds of Magazine Culling. This Event will require many decisions to be made! Staying hydrated will be important and I have both electronic (iPad) and old fashioned tools ready as needed. Magazines have been pulled from multiple locations and stacked up into teams by type.
My objective at this stage is to page through each magazine noting Projects Of Interest (POIs) and categorize them. As you can see... at various times over the years I have done this with my older magazines using at least 3 methods of identification. I suspect some of these notations will no longer be of interest!
I'm linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching@Kathy's Quilts.