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Madeline Island: Chapter 6, Friday

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Peering into the final dyepot.

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Part of the patchwork of the 15 nine-squares the class laid together on the floor. Mine is the one in the bottom right corner.

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The second book and two final fabric bundles come out of the dyepot.

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I don’t mind that I nearly destroyed the La Pointe Cemetery through impatient handling and poor protection in the dyepot – the beautiful decay is fitting for the object’s inspiration.

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One of the prettiest spreads in my first book.

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I used the drip paper to make a protective cover for the La Point Cemetery book and sew pages into the first book.

I am done. I am exhausted. I am full to the brim with goodness. I hug India and say goodbye to my new friends, the friendliest and most soul lifting group I have ever studied with.

There are lots of photos of my classmates’ work on my Flickr site.

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Waiting for the ferry. What the heck is that red stuff in the water? Is it natural?

Duluth Public Library

Brenda drives C___ and me to Duluth to pick up the shuttle to Minneapolis. What a generous, lovely woman. As we wait at the Duluth Radisson on the patio, I notice the subject of a recent Facebook photo making the rounds – the outside of the Duluth Public Library.

C___ and I collapse into our hotel room in Minneapolis. I have deep and pleasant dreams.

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