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Journal February 16th 2021

Just to be here folks.  To say a few things.  Connect some dots.  I am about to begin again.  Here. Because it seems to be OK.  That being said, I did run into some issues yesterday, but the help here is good and the problem was resolved.  Since I started this as a supplement to Spirit Cloth, I have some cleaning up to do to make the Journal part work with categories etc.  So I am doing that.  Please note, since some folks were confused... this site is clothwhispering.com, in case you get mail from there, it's me.

I will be leaving the Spirit Cloth blog intact for now.  So much to connect to over there, it will take time.  I will make the navigation cleaner and simplify the design a bit in the next few days. To keep it useful.  Your kind donations will allow me to maintain both places for now.

Soul-o and the woodpecker

Soul-o has a new friend.  Some seeds from the feeder fall into the outside ledge of the window near the kitchen.  This little downy woodpecker comes to the ledge each morning.  Soul-o waits.  They both seem very calm about it now.  Watching each other.  Some sort of remote friendship.   The pic is very small because I took it from far away and had to crop it...

My Heart is a basket

I stitched this one while reconsidering heart.  I have decided to put together a little documentary on my stitched symbols.  And talk more about what I might call Compound Symbols.  But for now, just to say I loved this one. It is personally satisfying as an image somehow.  Close to my real heart.  Someone asked me about how I feel about folks copying my symbols.  Can I save that answer for another day?

In the same boat

I decided to make the quilting on this one  look like waves.  I don't want to talk too much about the techniques today.  Because I would like my posts to more focused on one thing at a time.  Just pictures today as we prepare for yet another winter storm.  I read somewhere yesterday,..

We are not all in the same boat,  but we are in the same storm.  I don't know, it depends on your perspective.  Anyway, hold on to each other.  I will be back  when I'm 70.

PS  If I haven't answered your email, I'm working on it. Also excuse my typos.  I am lousy at proofreading and worse at typing.  And spelling.  And all things English language.

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72 comments

  1. Happy happy birthday! I have been thinking about personal symbols for quite awhile now – your documentary will be helpful and I am looking forward to it. Love the heart basket. Baskets can grow and grow just like hearts. ❤️

  2. Happy birthday Jude, with my 70th in sight I´m following you as happy as ever. Thank you for all these years of inspiration and ideas to ponder. You are a searcher and explorer. Wish you all the best. Doris

  3. Stephanie Haslam

    I began by loving your work and the thoughts that flow through it. And I have enjoyed all the comments from your followers. Then my admiration turned to your tenacity with the technical ups and downs of your blog.
    My own experiences have reduced me to ……. (unspeakable!) Congratulations for hanging in there.
    Happy birthday to you up there in the winter.
    I turned 80 recently and that has been sobering. S

  4. Happy 70th dear Jude! Enjoy!

    I invite you to step into another world,
    An older and slower one,
    Where what counts is precisely that…going slowly,
    Calming down, leaving judgments behind,
    And creating things in a day…for yourself.
    ~Raul Acero

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