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Life goes on in March

The HOOP is here. Perfect. For this cloth I call HOME. A great kindness. And life goes on in this one room we are heating for the winter. The winter that just returned over night with big wind and a...

Contemporary doodle

Well it's Wednesday. Today's doodle is the digital kind. Because this newfangled computer has a touch screen which i hate but you gotta find a way to love things and so I did a bit of hand scratching, just to...

considering Grounding again

So, THIS, still in progress... The lapboard I have been using is an old book cover. Which seems to have taken on a sense of old earth. I have a lot of those, collected over the years. I like how...

Frolic Update

Calling this post "Frolic Update" is kind of unfair because it gives the impression that there is some sort of exciting update about to be revealed. I just couldn't bring myself to call this post what it's really all about... "No Frolic for me". Show More Summary

the First Warm Day in a long time

Today there was no stitching. It was surprisingly warm and we went to the sea. The last snow lay in patches on the sand. There were pools of sky caught in the scars of winter. And the geese returned. It...

Jozsef Rippl-Ronai's Embroidered 'Lady in Red' - Enmeshed Within Nature

Illustration: Jozsef Rippl-Ronai. 'The Lady in Red' embroidery in wool, 1898. (Google Art Project). 'When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.' John Muir The Hungarian artist and designer Jozsef Rippl-Ronai produced the 'Lady in Red' embroidered hanging in 1898. Show More Summary

the Grounding of a Cloth called Home

I saved the earth element for the other side. There will be rings of stones. I chose naturally dyed silk (will talk more about that later) which has hardly added any weight or thickness to the cloth. It has stabilized....

Doing the Ribbon Rag

Glennis sent some beautiful raggedy silk ribbon. Indigo. I love it. I am inspired by it. As soon as I get it back I am going to play with it.

Marathon Quiltathon

Last week I posted a photo of a stack of fabrics that were destined to become a Colour Dive Quilt. (I bought the kit here.) And then Saturday I spent a solid 12 hours cutting, sewing, pressing, organizing and then sewing and pressing some more until I had the better part of a quilt top complete. Show More Summary

Everything Will Change revisited

Everything will change. That's what I was calling it. I lost track of it in the middle of everything changing. Mom used to call me on the morning after daylight savings time. She would say. You know it's really an...

Hoops and things

I rarely use a hoop when I work. I never liked them much. So much so that I developed a lot of techniques that seemed to work around using one. But this cloth is so intense, I enjoy the ring...

One thing over another again

I like the layers of going here. How that expands a moment. I am asking myself about what we like, what catches us. Why we might mention it. Who else would care? If it might matters. Mentioning it or caring....

Piles of yarn

When a baby is born, the knitting plans begin! There is a new baby boy in my extended family, so I'd better get busy! I hope to turn these piles of yarn into a small pile of knits this week. Happy Saturday!

Cloth Games

In the evenings, two pieces of old velvet block the draft coming through the kitchen from the studio which we are not heating for the winter. Soul-o plays gatekeeper.

The Story of the Lost 'The Walk of Peacocks' Vanderbilt Lace Tablecloth

Illustration: Detail of 'The Walk of Peacocks' lace tablecloth, 1906. A slightly different post today, more of a partial detective story and call for help. I was approached a few days ago by Francesca Bencivenni regarding a lost lace tablecloth originally produced in Italy in 1906. Show More Summary

A little Green

It has been a while since I stood back. Hung it up. This cloth I call HOME. Right now simply draped over the doors to the one cabinet in this one room we are heating for the winter. Like a...

just Living with how it goes

As usual I have swung back. Moods are a kind of like rocking. As long as it's that, rocking, it is probably OK. Probably while being in the back and forth it is always a good idea to keep the...


just testing something. on doodle wednesday. (and it is not working)

Ice Seam

I'll be back in Spring...actually I am here, mucking around. Fixing stuff. Because really, my tantrums don't last that long... Life is too short.

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