Friday, March 17, 2017
I've been making Lizzie shirts. I've have used old and new (on sale at greatly reduced cost) shirts and recycled them into shirts for Lizzie. The pattern is one I drafted using a purchased shirt and have tweaked as I made the shirts. This pink one was made from a purchased child's shirt featuring the Wonder Woman logo.
This blue one is recycled from a shirt my husband donated. I should have cut it with a bit more ease as the fabric isn't as stretching as it at first appeared. It's a little difficult to get on/off so won't get used much.
Friday, March 10, 2017
It feels appropriate to share these at this time. After all March is women's history month and earlier this week was International Woman's Day. These five quilted postcards honor women who persisted.
Harriet Tubman is a perfect example of a woman who persisted in the face of multiple difficulties. A wonderful example of a civil rights activist. Finished size is 6.5 in X 8 in.
Marie Curie, persisted in her pursuit to be educated in a male dominated science field, was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. The quilted postcard is 8.5 in X 10.5 in.
Susan B. Anthony persisted in the struggle for women's rights including the right to vote. We must persist as she did to gain equal pay, equal rights to education/work/etc. The quilted postcard is 8 in X 8.75 in.
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman in America to become a physician. As your quote shows, she had to persist in her struggle to do so. the struggles I had in medical school I am sure pale in comparison. The quilted postcard is 7.5 in X 10 in.
Gertrude Elion was a chemist. The postcard features a statement by Ms Elion: "Don't be afraid of hard work. Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Don't let others discourage you or tell you that you can't do it. In my day I was told women didn't go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn't." The postcard is 7.5 X 9 in.
Friday, March 3, 2017
The current political climate has inspired me to make several quilted postcards. The first one I made was this one. It features the Stature of Liberty with the American flag as the background with the words "nevertheless she persisted" written on it. It measures 6 in X 8 in.
My hope is that my country will not just persist but that my fellow countrymen/women (including myself) will somehow work together to make our country a better place. Welcoming immigrants (because we all are immigrants or descendants of immigrants). Improving healthcare coverage. Making sure those with preexisting conditions can obtain affordable insurance coverage. Reining in healthcare and prescription medication costs. Ensuring eligible voters have no barriers to prevent them from exercising their right to vote. Improving education. Making higher education and vocational job training is affordable. Improving safety in all facets of life -- decreasing domestic violence, decreasing sexual assaults, decreasing violent crimes, decreasing accidental and purposeful gun deaths/injuries, decreasing suicides. Making sure we have good air and water.