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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fodder for Series

 Many of you are already aware of how much I admire the "industrial" inspired work by Elizabeth Barton.  She's starting a class on Quilt University.  I'd love to take it, but I have a pretty heavy schedule and since I started a new chemo today, I don't know how well that would turn out.  The last time I took a class from her, it was one of the first on-line quilting classes I had ever taken...and I woefully underestimated the time I really needed to devote to it.

So, I fear I have to wait and take it at a time when I could really put my all into it.  In the meantime, I continue to take pictures which will be fodder for my series if I ever get started.  Tuesday, I drove to Piqua, OH to pick up my Janome 3160 quilters edition...the little machine I take to classes and sew-ins. The place which gave it a tune up is in Celina, Ohio, but they drop them off for folks like me for whom Celina means an hour drive.  Linda's Sew-n-Sew used to have a store in Piqua, but they gave it up, so a local uniform store allows us to drop them off and pick them up there.

Piqua is another one of those towns around here which have wonderful 19th century buildings.  In this case many of the original doors and windows have been blocked out, but the lines, chimneys, vents and fire escapes just make me want to work with it.

So I take pictures.  Just as I was shooting the first picture, a woman came striding out of a building to the far right.  She scowled at me.  I looked at her and said I enjoyed taking photos of old buildings.
"Why?" she barked.  "Well, I like the lines and I have a background in history and these buildings speak to me."

 "Harumph." She snorted....and continued to scowl at me as if I was going to do something awful with my little digital camera and these old buildings.  And here I thought I looked like a pretty mild mannered middle aged lady....even if I do look at things through lenses.


Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

Great photos...I love old buildings, too.

Kathleen Loomis said...

I don't know -- you look a lot like a terrorist to me. (I get a lot of dirty looks too when photographing -- can't imagine why, unless I look like a terrorist too.)