Fabric Lust and Rememberances

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I’ve been lusting after this orange fabric since the spring.  After endless internal debate about what to make out of it I finally settled on pillowcases.  I saved cash by extending with the amy butler mums from daisy chain.  This way I only had to buy a yard and a quarter at $17.50 a pop, that took a nice chunk off the price.

My friend Bertie who’s studio I was sewing in lost a nephew today.  As I was composing the photos I noticed that in the background was a little painting I made after my friend Bodie disappeared.  The introduction of vibrant living fabric caused me to remember the  memorial that is always there.  It’s funny how loss can be so consuming like orange and mint pillowcases, or live with us every day and not be noticed in our internal and external landscape.