a pink glow

evening

Last night, about an hour and a half after they lifted the tornado watch, our neighborhood was bathed in pink light. Everything glowed. It was otherwordly. It was beautiful. The camera couldn’t catch it.

Heading to Salem, so more info on Hearts for Charleston needs to wait. A quick update though, Liz (imgoingtotexas) had the great idea of stitching the names of the deceased onto the squares. She thought one name per strip. I’m thinking each of the nine squares getting a single name. Also, she plans to maker her heart in reverse applique, which is another idea.

Have a great day.

13 thoughts on “a pink glow

  1. RainSluice

    We had a similar sky, eerily beautiful metallic orange? We were in Philadelphia at that hour. You see I have a name now. FWIW. Hope all goes well. I’m going to make a patch, you can see if/when/where it might fit in?

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    1. deemallon Post author

      I heard that sky talked about on the CBS evening news tonight. It was over Long Island, too — I know this from pix my cousin posted.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Mixing up fibers is fine as long as they are needle friendly and won’t fray too much over the long term. I like the idea about names… but I want to think about where they will go for a bit. Also, because a couple volunteers don’t really sew all that much, I want to offer to stitch names for anyone that doesn’t want to.

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  2. Mo Crow

    Hi Dee, as everyone has such different handwriting and styles for coherence perhaps you should write the names once all the heart cloths have been received & BTW my attempt may well not fit in because I am not a calm and serene person… I bleed on the cloth and there’s a few tears in there as well…

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    1. deemallon Post author

      I am hardly calm or serene either! My initial vision was of a broken heart with giant red X’s hold the pieces together. Who knows what I’ll do ultimately, but I thought of you as I pricked myself pinning the strips, and knew that if I bled on the cloth I would leave it.

      So, if the heart-square includes outrage, it’s good. At least one red heart would be great.

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  3. Liz

    Or could we name those who call to us? In researching the names, I found myself drawn to fellow librarian Cynthia Hurd …

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    1. deemallon Post author

      You’ve got Cynthia Hurd, then. If anyone else feels a pull toward one of the other eight, let me know.

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  4. Liz

    Why do I feel like I’ve hypercomplexificated things?

    Dee – please feel free to reel this idea back in if it’s not working for you.

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    1. ravenandsparrow

      Oh Liz, this is funny! How very human for us all to come up with hypercomplexifications. I think it is a great indication of personal investment, and that will be part of the gift. However, I think Dee gets to call the shots.

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      1. deemallon Post author

        entering the project and mulling over how to express sorrow and honor and respect and outrage and then getting into the technical execution… is, as we know from watching Jude Hill all these years, an essential part of the thing coming into being.

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    2. deemallon Post author

      HA! hypercomplexificated things!!! what a great made up word. I kinda dwell in hypercomplexification, and one of my goals here is to keep things fairly simple — mostly because I want to be able to finish the cloth when I want to finish it. But, I don’t think assigning names for stitching for some folks will be all that complicating.

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