Posted on November 4, 2004 at 10:34 am

Img_1865_1 I finished the intarsia portion of the floral felted bag.  Now comes the boring part of the side panels and several milkes worth of Icord, then the scary part when I felt it.  I’ve heard several stories of felting disasters with this bag, so I plan to proceed with caution.  In the meantime, a friend sent this to me yesterday, and I though that I’d share it with you. 

"A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt……If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience till luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake."

                  –Thomas Jefferson, 1798, after the passage of the Sedition Act.