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GRAND DOG

I just love this little dog. That seems to be his new name. He only comes when you yell "little dog, little dog". This is him waiting for his night night cashews. I told him it was time but he hadn't had his snack yet. His mom calls this eye balling you.

T SHIRT #3

I was finally able to finish the last t-shirt quilt the night before I left and the new owner loved them. I think as quilters we just take quilts for granted a lot of times. I didn't know what to say when she started crying.

Indian Summer

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Hot It's hot these last days. Suddenly. Very hot. Humid. The center of the season seems to have shifted. We've been up early. Rising in the dark before the heat of the day. This weather makes my hair very curly....

Hello

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

I am in process. Part of me has become like the sky. You?

The Artist and the Critic

Illustration: Gaston de Latenay. Landscape. From the larger society down to single relationships, many support the creative arts. However, many don't and the negative is often the louder and listened to more frequently than the positive. Show More Summary

The world in September

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

Well. Late in the evening, yesterday, the last day of August, there was enough rain to sail a boat here. The roof in the studio leaked, but today all is quenched. Water has gone deep. It was a dry season....

Speak softly and snuggle up in bed

Well, here it is.  My low volume quilt that was started on a quilt retreat in 2012 and finished just last week.  I’m quite happy that it is finally finished!  In all of it’s goodness and badness.  The goodness of all the different kinds of fabric that went into it.  Some scraps. Some swapped with […]

Considering season

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

It's almost a relief to find life unraveling. On this late summer morning that carries just enough chilled wind to quicken the heart. It sings to me in soothing tone. Like a silent wave. We are all tired now. It...

In August. post # 2973!

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

In August, He split the rest of the wood from the big tree falls during hurricane Sandy. And He also replaced a drafty window, so we might live in 2 rooms this winter. We talked that over. One was not...

Turning in August

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

The dogwood is always the first to change color. I love how the gladiolas just turn another shade of what they are. Not brown. Almost a deepening. The fire grass really bloomed this year. I think it likes the dry...

What is now?

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

In August, while considering weave, the basket self re-emerged caught between waves. Waves, How things are. Coming. Going. Coming again. But changed. How we might feel powerless in the face of that. Or not. A self portrait is useful. You...

The Vital Connection with Nature

Illustration: Marcello Nizzoli. Embroidered panel. It would not be an exaggeration to say that the creative arts and nature are significantly linked, some would say inextricably. We are of course a part of nature, always have been and always will be. Show More Summary

The cloth we call Home. In August.

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

August was a quiet month. But not an idle month. I have said so much about this cloth. Now it speaks on its own. Carries the story. I've been working on the edge. Wrapping it in the darkness and lightness...

Woven out and in

2 months agoArts / Fiber Art : Spirit Cloth

In a smaller, slower and simpler way, I inch my way back. While August seems a bit like September, I am wondering what September will seem like. Then I laugh knowing that it doesn't matter what it seems like. In...

THESE ARE AMAZING CARDS.

Here are some other pictures of the beautiful cards Nancy made me. I can't wait to make someone a quilt so I can use a card. awesome.

T-SHIRT NUMBER 2

I've finally finished t-shirt quilt #2 or as the soon to be new owner calls it, the green one. I don't know that I'm too crazy about making t-shirt quilts but she certainly will be happy. She's traveled so many places and just kept the shirts in a bag. Show More Summary

Ready, set, where shall we go?

I made a bag!  The Departure Satchel by StudioCherie to be precise. It’s a downloadable pattern from Craftsy. I was inspired by my friend, Letty, over at Happy Dance Quilting and her travel bags that she recently made.  So we had a sewing day that gave me a good start on mine. The front has […]

The Genuine Article - Following Your True Path

Illustration: Gustav Klimt. 'Medezin', 1897. I think a lot of people today are looking for the genuine article in many forms of life including the creative arts. Perhaps for the first time in our human history we have today an extremely...Show More Summary

Complexity and Simplicity, Viewer and Viewed

Illustration: John Hopper. Single flower, 2014. Each flower and each leaf that we see is a complex phenomenon in its own right. There are so many individual machinations that allow a leaf or flower to appear in the material world, to inhabit a space, however fleetingly. Show More Summary

LUNCHEON

Well Romaine wasn't able to join us but Debbie and Matt came for Sunday luncheon. Menu was lasagna, Caesar salad, garlic bread, iced tea and chocolate cake. Had an amazing time. Matt is such a nice young man and is also my new golf instructor.

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