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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Projects with special meaning (and a link party)

In this climate of hate and divisiveness... all my crafty projects need some extra meaning

The Ongoing Project List:
  1. Growing Up QAL - February block(s) finished (cannot share)
  2. Splendid Sampler - no progress
  3. Charity quilts - no progress
  4. SK project - no progress
  5. Molli Sparkle's "The Honey Pot Bee" - no progress
  6. Project QUILTING - Esse Quam Videri (see below)
  7. En Provence QAL - no progress
  8. Bullet Journaling into my Quilter's Planner - working every day on this
  9. 70273 Project - two blocks done (see below)
  10. Pussyhat project - my hat, which I proudly wear every day when I go to work! :)
Because in the recent history we had hate and it resulted in inhumane massacres of innocent people... some sent to death with two simple red Xs... 

"70,273 physically and mentally disabled people – men, women, teens, boys, and girls – were murdered by the Nazis. Though they never even laid eyes on the disabled person they were evaluating, the Nazi doctors read the medical files and, if from the words on the page, the person was deemed “unfit” or an “economic burden on society”, the doctor placed a red X at the bottom of the form. Three doctors were to read each medical file, and when two of them made a red X on the page, the disabled person’s fate was sealed. Most were murdered within 1-2 hours."

This is an extract from Jeanne's post about the 70273 project.

I have been making blocks for this project for a while, and this year I will make many more.

Because we shouldn't forget what happens when hate prevails.


On January 20th it was my fourth blogoversary! Usually it is a big day for me to celebrate what I did during the year, projects completed, lesson learned etc... I didn't feel like celebrating though...

However my crafty life has been full of projects, so I want to honor them with this video.
If you have never heard about the "1 Second Everyday" app, you should check it out!! It is amazing to watch back to my last year in this format. So much more dynamic than pictures of finished projects! I can really appreciate what I did every day and my many projects. Even if some are not features (because you really get only 1 second a day) it's still pretty cool I think!!

I heard about this project just few days ago ( and I am not a fast knitter :)
However I spent the 20th making this project and thinking about all the wonderful contributions of women in the history of the world! I am not usually sharing picture of myself on social media... but I believe this is an important project.

Check more coverage about this project and all related events at

And last, but not least...
In this first week of the year I always like to participate into different events... and since I only have very limited time, I like to make pieces that fulfill multiple purposes.

So... this is my entry for Project Quilting (season 8).

I have to be honest and say that I didn't particularly liked this week theme... 

it is a block, it is a beautiful block, but it's just a single block so it looked very "limiting" in my mind as everybody will use the same block and make probably similar pieces...

or it could be a specific flower... but again, it felt too restrictive from my creative energy...

Then I thought... what if instead of the block or the flower I look at the words? 
Carolina... Lily... 
Carolina... Carolina... ehi there are two states in US that are Carolinas...
And US states have very inspiring state seals...
And I found the most relevant quotes in those seals

... Spes (Hope)
... Quis Separabit? (Who will separate us?)
... Dum Spiro Spero (I will have hope, until my last breath)
... Esse Quam Videri (To be, rather than to seem... or in today's world I would translate this as To Act rather than to Tweet)

and the Lily flower makes the perfect liberty pole

So here is my entry seal/coaster

Esse Quam Videri - 7''x7''

How about you? What are YOU up to?
Link it here and share it with me!!


  1. Love your Pussy Hat! I so wish I could knit, but I found a pattern to sew this hat that I will work on this week.

  2. What a fun interpretation of the Project QUILTING Challenge! Great work! Love it!

  3. So busy - great to catch up with what you are working on. Love the hat!


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