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My family loves living up in North Western, Minnesota. At any given moment I can look up from my sewing machine and see a small herd of deer feeding on the edge of the corn field out my window. I can look up and see a bald eagle perched on a red oak in our wood grove hunting that same field in hay. He's waiting for the farmer to cut a large swath and expose a field mouse or rabbit. There is a relationship between the work of my eyes and finglers as the walking foot of my sewing machine stitches a seam between my fingers and the way that deer and eagleare attentive to their own subsistence. Wendell Berry in "Solving for Pattern" is luminous in seeing these patterns. He's incredible. I've got a pictuer that shows the slow solution of my workspace. Up on the scaffolding are my neighbors siding a barn built by the same three generations earlier. The money earned to pay them came from a local order for barn curtains. There is a beautiful symmetry. Between the eye and embroidery is the stitch and the stitch and the stitch...