Perfect, then Unperfect…

Yesterday I wrote “I want to make perfect squares…” And then I did. The most perfect squares. I even love the back. Paperless piecing works. Thanks, Jude. The back is even perfect. This back would be lovely to stitch on. The frames are already there. Closer on the front. Here on my FREEEEE wordpress site my…

Voices in thread…

I’ve spent most of the day reading blogs listed on Jude Hill’s blog. I love seeing these women’s voices in cloth…and thread. I hear and see myself in their words. Because I spent most of the day reading, I didn’t get many real things done. There are some fabric pieces stewing in mulberry dye. Some…

Dip it in Brown!

I couldn’t resist posting another marigold photo. After pruning the marigold bushes of mature blooms earlier this month, the plants exploded, putting on more flowers than I’d seen so far. It was quite impressive. The amount of petals I harvested from the blooms was easily 4 or 5 times that of my first harvest. The…

The Pond

Do you ever feel like the whole world is made up of a bunch of people like the little brother on the 1983 movie A Christmas Story? On Christmas day, he runs around grabbing every toy in sight yelling “This is mine! This is mine!” I’ve seen posts on my newsfeed lately about how the…

Both Feet on the Ground

This blog has been really fun to start, even if no one else is reading it. Today I played with fabric…and flowers. A beautiful, cool day, the first really cool day in months it feels like. Such a nice break from the heat. The final break. Fall has begun. Still warm enough for mosquitos, though….

Beginning…

I’m beginning a new sort of work, working with thread and cloth. Yesterday I even did a bit of dyeing. I do like the results. I used black walnut and marigold teas. The violet is a rit dye which I brushed on. I had already started stitching when I remembered to take a photo. This…

The Spider

Yesterday, as I was sitting here at the computer, I felt something plop onto the top of my head. I knew instantly it was a spider. I hastened to remove it, actually trapping it loosely with my fingers before quickly plopping IT onto the floor. Then I scooped it up in a piece of tissue and released…

A Day in the Life…

Aren’t those marigolds gorgeous? A neighbor pulled up four little marigold starts this spring and gave them to me. “Do you want some marigolds?” he asked. I had no idea they would grow so large. I stuck them between tomato plants in the back yard and this summer they got so bushy they spilled out on…

Encore, Etsy, Comfort and Drops for fun combinations

Starting a new blog has a way of making me feel old. All these selections, uploads and decisions to make, how to change this that or the other, what’s free, what’s not…it can be quite confusing. I understand why people hire someone to do this for them. But, here I am, writing at last, after…