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Virtual Quilting Bee::March


Have you noticed the wordplay button in my sidebar?  Did you click on it and end up in an empty flickr group?  Sorry about that.  The problem is corrected now.  Wordplay starts today.

After Tracy and I finished our outside inspiration projects we decided to keep going.  With a twist and a new collaborator. The notion is still inspiration from the outside in the form of a single word, but some things have changed.

I couldn't be more excited that Emily is joining Tracy and me in this creative collaboration.  Starting today, the three of us will be receiving a single word from an artist, a writer or a friend.  We have six weeks to ponder the word, interpret its meaning and use it as a inspiration for a creative project in a media of our choice.  Basically it is one word, three interpretations, every six weeks.

We asked Shari to give us a word as our inspiration.  And she agreed! So imagine my excitement when I received a letter in the mail yesterday.  I knew it was coming.  I knew what it contained.  I knew it couldn't be opened until today.  Never have I wanted to open something so badly.  But I waited.  I did.



First thing this morning, I made my first cup of coffee and opened the envelope.  Out tumbled a pink paint sample with a typewriter written word on it.  Can you see it?


How about now?


Wow.  That is what I call a word.  I can't wait to see what we all do with this.

Now that I have the word, it's time to play.  Thanks for the starting point, Shari.  It's really really good.



super cool! It sounds fun!!!!


i love this extension of an already awesome project! i can't wait to see the play that comes of the words from the outside.


:) I was wondering who would be first.

Mama Urchin

This is going to be so good. Are you all getting the same word?


What fun!

Sarah Jackson

Oh wow! I'm so looking forward to seeing how it all comes out from all 3 of you.



miss chris

This is so fun. What a cool thing the internet has turned out to be. :)


so exciting to see it in this space! here we go...


How fun!!! Sounds wonderful.


What a cool idea. Are you guys looking to add players to the next round?? Fun, fun.


Sounds very fun to me! My friend's knitting store here is name Gossamer! That's what I think of immediately...


i love that you all have the same word. oh, i am excited for the 6 weeks to be up. and see what each of you super creative gals have made. yep.


Are we able to take part as well. ..... as this sounds like so much fun.


Wow! That sounds really cool! A million thoughts and ideas came to my head about that word!


Oooh - leave it to Shari to come up with something juicy. Looking forward to this little project.


I LOVE that word! It makes me want to touch it.


Cool, cool idea! And what a word to kick off with. I'm agog with anticipation.


cool word.
looking forward to seeing how each of you interpret it!


i like how you made you "first" cup of coffee - implies there were many more to follow. :)

so cool that you guys set this project up. i'm sure the creations will be inspiring all around. have fun playing.

Julie @ Letter9

Sounds like a great project. I'm working on a birthday book for my husband this year -- he wants to be more creative but with work and being a dad and all he just sort of forgets to be. I think I'm going to have a few prompts that are just like your project: just a word for him to contemplate and create around. I'm eager to see how your projects all turn out.


How interesting! I look forward to see what you all come up with.


I love this! I am going to be keeping an eye on the Wordplay!


What fun! I remember having to do this in a surface design class I took in college. Gossamer is a fabulous word to start with! I can't wait to see what you come up with. I am sure it will be wonderful. :)

Lisa Clarke

Very cool idea. I think it would take me all of the six weeks to figure out what to do with "gossamer" though ;-)


this is going to be fun!


great word!

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