Immortalized in Thread

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Marilyn Belford’s latest quilt is a likeness of contributor Rundy. Rundy often helps her with computer and handyman related problems, so she was quite familiar with his habits and features, though she did work from a photograph to make the quilt. If, like me, you are wondering what that plant is in the background, wonder no longer. It is entirely a figment of Marilyn’s imagination. In the original photo, Rundy is actually standing in a doorway. (Scroll down to see the original photo.) Even clicking on the image to see the detail, I bet you will find it as incredible as I did that the entire portrait is done with fabric and thread.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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jenn September 20, 2005, 9:28 am

That’s fantastic. Wonderful work!

Kathy Purdy September 17, 2005, 7:48 am

I’m sorry, Alice, I should have been more clear. I meant when you scroll down the page at Marilyn’s website. In my post, the words “Marilyn Belford’s latest quilt” are a link to the page that has the image of the quilt. When you scroll down that page, you will see the photo that the quilt is based on at the bottom.

Alice Nelson September 16, 2005, 9:52 pm

Sorry. Scrolling down did not show me any picture, only a space for comment.