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Outside

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Still hanging. He's at home outside. The green has filled in quickly. The earth-bare March nine(lives)patch hangs on the wall as a reminder that the season is passing.

New Ebook title - Art Nouveau and Nature: A Celebration of the Poetry of Life

Today sees the launch of the latest title in The Textile Blog ebook range. This books subject has to do with the relationship between Art Nouveau and nature. It's full title is Art Nouveau and Nature: A Celebration of the Poetry of Life,...Show More Summary

Part of an alignment

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Yes. I think so. Reconsidering this. Looking and seeing Alignment as a kind of flow, a natural order, more dynamic than previously considered.

Yesterday was a Day

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

A day without Typepad. We were all outside. Many folks emailed yesterday without access to the blog and classes. When this happens, Typepad, the current host to my internet presence, is having technical difficulties, It is really never just me....

Many moons and a sense of transition

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

The moon mending has continued. Softening the added edge of this journey. The basket rim here was inspired by leaf veins. Remember. And my trusty nine patch was inserted in a new way. It became more of an eye. It...

Silent ringing

4 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

The old bell was missing its clapper. (I love that it is called that.) For a long time. Older than me. It was Grandma's. Today after a quick trial, it is ringing on cloth. Oh my. A little more thought...

Got the Kindle covered

I made a Kindle cover!  I had some mini charms lurking in my stash and this seemed like a good thing to make with them.  It feels a bit granny. But whatever.  I need to use up what I have. A couple of weeks ago I stitched the squares together.  And today I decided that […]

holding a sense of May

5 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

It was almost done. And then I used the basket here, seeing a likeness to the dandelion seed head. Inspired by it. And that at the center of April's impressions it seems something that might have held a sense of...

after a lot of rain with more coming.

5 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Lily, Dandelion in tall grass, Gooseberry in bloom. This year's garden has me back to a wilder format. What grows here and how to make use of it. A wild outer ring of deer snacks seems to be keeping my...

lost. found. headless

5 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Lost at the bottom of a box of little dolls. Mostly made for Mom's Christmas tree. And then some gifts here and there. Found intact but without her head. I guess that means she is not worried about it. The...

April and May and a bit of June

5 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

There was an old linen. From Grandma. Last spring, maybe May even. (Grandma's name was May) I tried some ivy impressions that were less than ivy looking. I decided to make that the ground cloth here. New ivy over old...

Scraps of Self Lessness

5 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

A while ago, I considered parting with a lot of the scraps of self around here. As part of my lessening campaign. I had planned to put them in the shop. I reconsidered that idea. Sorting through this cloth that...

How May is going

5 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

There has been a LOT of rain. Alternating with a LOT of sunshine. And then, of course, more green. a boat with two and a goat and a cat by Michelle Slater Michelle sent me this lovely sketch. I love...

Travel the country with American Made

In just one week, on May 19,  you can start traveling across the country, state by state, with American Made Brand fabric on the blog tour!  Each day two bloggers will reveal a license plate block for their state. Collect all of the states for your own virtual trip across the country. Along the way, […]

Reveleation, Reconciliation and Reconcideration on Mother's Day

5 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

2:19 AM: Revelation. The nine patch is a check. Duh. Back to sleep. 4:00 AM: I began to put a nine patch in the center of that table cloth. I decided to to applique it right over the existing checks....

Color in May

5 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

That one blue-jay, that spot of blue, reminded me to say that the blue dots from the black beans have stayed blue since last year. I was wondering. The orange butterfly chair for Mom. I promised to get her an...

Sharing quilts

Sometimes our heart & soul are stitched into the quilts we make.  It’s a little bit uncomfortable to share the story behind the quilt. What inspired it. Or what we were thinking about as we were making it. I have a little mini quilt show hanging at our church at the moment.  My first ever […]

Mindfulness, Nature and Observation

Illustration: Photograph by the author, 2014. Recently I was sitting beside some running water and watching the current running through some river weed. I could see the water flowing through the weed and as it did so it was leaving air...Show More Summary

OVERLOAD

Seems I need to blog more often like I used to. I go from no posts to several at one time. Here's just a picture of Azeroth my grand dog as he's getting bigger. Love that little dog. The second one is when we'd had him about a month....Show More Summary

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