This is a test post really, or a transition from my Spirit Cloth Blog. I cannot seem to post media over there, so I think I will begin to blog here. Maybe one place will be easier anyway.
I am now continuing from here.
And talking... hopefully...
I hope you can listen and comment and that all looks ok.
Yes! I could hear your voice and the entire recording as well. I love to hear your voice and your stories. Journey on!
Thank you! I am so grateful for this sharing of your process.
The breathing cloth made me wonder whether you ever leave bits of fabric or thread out for birds to use as nesting materials. I can just see them flitting around collecting bits for their spring nests. I used to toss my “too short to use” floss bits off the deck, thinking maybe some resourceful bird would come upon them. Recycling at it’s finest.
I do! I once did a blog post about that, but who can remember? ha!
Isn’t the sunshine an amazing lifter of Spirits? So happy to follow you hear and find kindred spirits and a respite from all the noise of the world. Thank you for putting you and your work out here for us all to see and appreciate!
a warm embrace
Well here we all are again. As always, your voice carries so much; your photos inspire and comfort. The largest cloth that I have ever made is the one I call Kokopelli and it is about 3 ft by 4 ft. Recently I took it down and put it outiside, hanging from one of our pear trees and w ouldn’t you know, a light snow fell, enough to dapple the tree branches and slide here and there on the cloth- felt like a ritual of cleasning, so important in this new year of hope and possibilities:
As an aside, I left this comment on the Spirit Cloth blog:
Fond memories of being welcomed here. It is all good, this evolution because what was found here, cloth community, knowledge, encouragement, caring, sharing, laughter has forever been a gift, a memory keeper, and it follows now onto your Feel Free Blog.
Yay! Found you again!
I’d follow you to most places. Happy this place was already here for you and us to occupy.
hi grace, sometimes it spins a bit before the comment is submitted.
I’m here. Looks good! thank you for keeping on keeping on. Many hugs, much respect.
hi, I’m here always learning with you Judy, but I feel tired and too cold… waiting for better days. Stay safe
I’m tired and cold too, but I will slowly make more blankets and get better sleep!
Here, there, anywhere…if you post it, I will follow it. Thank you for your perseverance.
We just keep going. Or not…
a new meeting place … may it go well
I hope so, all of this has limited my focus on what I love.
All good Jude! I can hear you right through to the end now as well and I was unable to before. Looking forward . . . yes!
I’m so glad…
Good to see and hear you
Really looking forward to seeing your work, you’re so inspiring !
new horizons. new adventures. so happy to listen to your story once again!
Yes, this works!
All is good!
All is good 👍🏻💙
I can hear and see. Everything looks good.
Kudos for perseverance Jude ! Also better for me as seem to be able to reply here but not on the other. Thanks for everything you do to keep the flame of creativity burning X
Doing what works is important. 🙂 And comfort with not knowing is something to consider.
Thank you Jude for all the holding in so many different ways. I love the moving from complexity to a simplicity which holds the depth of what went before.
I love the softness and expressiveness of your voice it so matches with your cloth
I heard your voice clearly. My path has taken a turn to working in small spaces, the size of a piece of cloth doesn’t determine how loudly it speaks to me or the gravity that pulls me to it. I am finding joy in small, slow cloth. Maybe it has to do with how “big” my life’s been since 2013. Big transitions, big, tangled emotional forests to navigate. Moving from ocean fog to barren desert; and losses, so many losses. To be able to hold in my hands the texture, colors, shape of a defined creation where I know the edges, the depth, the length & direction of the stitches; it’s comforting to me. And somehow, something so small holds me.
I will definitely be a frequent visitor at your new gathering place.
Thank you, Jude. It’s good to hear you. I love to hear your voice as much as I love your writing and your work.
So good to see you here………….
please don’t vanish
we need you!
Clear photos, clear voice. Great start.
Grand to hear you again!
The recording doesn’t cut off here. Yay!!!
Listening to your words, this cloth became a person for me. I like that. 👍🏻😽
Sound and pictures are very clear. True colors.
Sounds good. Looks good.
So comforting to hear your thoughts again, Jude—like cloth. Old friends. 🙂
Looks good, sounds good… here or there. we’ll all go together so whatever works best works. Listening to you speak of your love for cloth was interesting; I’ve loved it for as long as I can remember, before abc even, but I couldn’t tell you why in a sentence… I just do. There is such a versatility to it, the scope of cloth is vast, it encompasses so much and there is an endless fascination with all of it’s possibilities – maybe it’s because it is the ultimate “possibilitarian”?
Loud and clear in Australia…
This space works great! I’m with you…move forward. Love the little colorful, moon, bird patches in with the larger ones and even pink velvet…it must feel good!
I think this will be ok…
You came through loud and clear. Great!
the larger pics ‘n distinct sound make it seem like you’re right HERE on this rainy california evening. just so NICE…
Pics words and voice are coming in clear…
Happy to hear you again & to feel cloth along with you.
just have to make this change… a lot to do
loud and clear Jude. your photos are like a virtual hug.
Cloth is a memory in fabric. Connecting to the love and care given to putting together a larger cloth has real meaning! This post is crystal clear in terms of the pictures and also the sound. Live with your reconnection and see where it takes you!
Loved listening to your voice…..I couldn’t do that on the old webpage.
I’m glad I can fix that
There is nothing like the tactile quality of cloth, especially pieced together cloth. Reconnecting is wonderful. Moving forward is exciting!
Looks and sounds great!
(((Jude))) perhaps a little moondancing with your cloth for this Full Moon!
Love having you here talking to me as I knit on my sofa, in wild West Wales UK on a dark and blowy winters night…and looking at you holding that cloth. I had a cotton comfort blanket as a baby until I was 11 and so I totally get the story of the cloth and it’s layers of meaning and textures, smells… it’s journeys and how we share them. I’m way over here and I feel such a connection to you and your sacred cloth! Thank you Jude for being you knowing what to do and reaching out to us all x 🌈✨🙏
technology is often a friend
This is a nice surprise!!
It’s always good to see and hear you❤️
Yup, all good. I think you should do whatever you want to.
This is just lovely Jude. Thank you. I love holding and just being with something I have made in the past. Sometimes it is so intimate, other times there is not much and I know it is time to let it go, finished or not.
So good to hear your voice. Love seeing you hold the cloth and reconnecting with it. I’m going to try this as well. Have a blessed evening Jude.
Again….the clarity of these images is astonishing.
It looks and sounds beautiful to me!
Loved hearing your voice, thoughts and story of cloths and coming to this place for connection with your community. It’s a great place to be👏👏👏💖💖
I think I have just moved….