There was a storm. A small branch fell from an overhead tree to the deck below. The young morning glory, previously supported by a wooden skewer was hanging down, knocked over by the heavy rain. I stuck the branch into the soil, for it to lean on, before going to bed. In the morning, this.
I really like looking at Freedom over Heal. And how it seems to have become some sort of personal medicine wheel.
It seems as wet here as it is dry elsewhere. This has me reconsidering balance without the normal selfishness that accompanies it.
You Tube, where all my class videos hang out, just announced changes that will instantly make all my videos private. WordPress made changes that conflict with my theme. And TypePad, well...they just locked me out and we are working on that. Is it really worth the time I have left, to deal with all this shit? That is the question for today.
Anyway, Happy July.
I love the connection that the plant has reached out to make with the twig…..holding on!
The quilt is beautiful, perfectly balanced 👌💕
The constant changes that all of these platforms are making are frustrating, I have a blog, I don’t blog anymore, I have fb but I dislike posting on it, I have flikr and don’t post on it anymore, I tried to begin a website to have everything in thd one place, I gave up! It stressed so much, demanded more time than I could devote and then I questioned it’s need??….now since I started really posting and connecting via Instagram it works for me, it’s enough, time is precious.
yes, true, but there is something very scary about how easy it is. I have not found the words for that yet.
I love your videos and being able to listen to you talk as you stitch. They are quite a body of work! It would be nice if you could keep them available.
Maybe if we all chipped in you could hire someone to move them to a different platform…?
probably it might be beat just to look at it as a change of season.
I am a BIG fan of simplifying. It feels good. It is also good to have options. I do not blog or have a website and I am new to Instagram. That said, Instagram seems to be pretty friendly and simple. You have my respect whatever you decide to do. I Will continue to look forward to hearing from you … whenever it feels right.
It is simple. Easy. Mobile. But it is also a bit like a shopping mall. I am just here, there and a little too much everywhere. Now I am laughing and that’s good
a farm blog i love….just stopped posting …. 6 months. appeared today…she’s gone to instagram.
i guess a lot of people like that better
It’s easy. And it’s free. But it’s another kind of trap. I’m considering all things.
Well…I feel that way about cleaning. That’s why a tiny house seems appealing to me, less to take care of. 🙂
Well all I know is I would miss hearing from you ..so maybe it is worth it. I am 67 . I hate everything about computers, except when they bring me the beauty of your words, and the pictures of your work. Keep at it 🤗
Ok then 🌞
….lean on me, when you’re not strong, and I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on…
Nature is always finds a way.
Hopefully, you (we) can too…
Yet technology will probably be my answer.
🙂 (I would feel “too” isolated without it, I think…)
I can’t get into WordPress anymore so never comment on several blogs. Mo is one of them.. I don’t have the google thing and hate typepad. I just have mostly given. up on commenting. Even this one is limiting me. Makes me a stalker.. I would miss you but I don’t blog because of the frustration. Don’t blame you
My sense of time has changed…
How doth the dear morning glory find the twig? That is the question…
I know all this technical stuff is frustrating. I would hate to lose your wonderful classes.
The tendency to lean…
lean on me…
Nature doing its stuff, no matter the nonsense going on in the world around it. I’m new here, and would be sad to miss out on your posts, but as others say, you do what you need to do. I wish there were ways of using the wonderful technology we have without it being in the hands of the big guys, but I don’t know any. Email seems the closest thing.
Well, my wheels are turning…
The balance of these healing cloths have me imagining photos of your work as an inspiration deck of cards.
Lately it feels so much is beginning to disappear, including me… cloth will stay (until it doesn’t). Loving the tiny singing “face” at the fork of the branch.
Gosh, a deck of cards, I love that!
It could be your glossary.
Hazel~ This is the best idea ever!!!!
so much seemsout of hand these days. Just cling to that stable stick of life that you are….no matter…what comes,, you are in my heart
You have been such a place of joy and strength for so many of us for so long. Even the strongest of supports becomes overworked eventually. Do what is best for you.
Love and thanks always
I will look for a bigger branch. The wind has kicked up here.
Sending love and sunshine……………
I will hold on to that, looks like a week of rain coming.
(((hugs))) to you Jude. Such a hassle things seem, when it could be as easy as cloth on cloth and singing a song. I love that song. Thanks for being a branch I have leaned into, sometimes held onto with a death grip (ha) for a good many years. Freedom is wonderful and each time I see growth, I love it to pieces all over again.
It could be simple, I always come back to that
Loved the vine! Sending love and hugs.
broken twig has new Great purpose
Yes, a very beautiful thing.
I love the thought exchange of freedom over grow and how it is to me a healing scroll with invisible magic words of the sturdy beautiful rock letting the changing tides flow around itself growing stronger giving off always these lessons of love. ❤️
I play with all the cloths here lately, it is giving me a new kind of joy.
So glad to see you are still enjoying stitching. I understand the need to step back. While enjoying my advancing years .. i still feel the need ..as you do the “let go” or at least rearrange and accept the changes. Wishing continued acceptance and I will be looking forward to any postings.
Just trying to keep in touch with the flow.
I taught myself HTML and first posted on a “handmade” blog (called an online journal then) in 1998. There was no WordPress or Typepad or anything like that. I couldn’t figure out how to post images. My thoughts were — I have to stake out a claim in this space before it gets taken over by corporations. And so it’s coming to pass. Even HTML is no longer simple. Everything is being monetized. I’m thinking WordPress may still be a possibility for you with a scaled-down free theme. It is too bad that all this may disappear, but that’s the way growth happens. Learning by example, a good lesson. Thank you for your presence and thoughts (and example!).
I know a bit of html. And the man here is a programmer. But it’s just become a time kilker. And really overwhelming in every way. No time for dreaming.
Heavy rain dammage here too….but glad with the rain
It’s too wet. But cooler
La naturaleza y los eventos cotidianos tratan de comunicarse con nosotros. Benditos aquellos que pueden ver esos mensajes. Gracias por compartir lo bello y bueno en tu vida.
Nature, yes, it saves me…
Glorious piece you have there and love the morning glory resurrection (I’m in Maryand – my yard looks like a whirlwind hit it – all my wild flowers on tall stems on the ground along with my hibiscus and bunches of leaves everywhere from trees – cleaning up cicada kill and adding more to it). I love the meditation here. I’m going through that same meditation a lot these days as things beyond my control ramp up. Hugs to you. And serentiy if not peace. my main email is hooked in through my website – probably the ony reason I keep it. I certainly don’t visit there much anymore
There is just so so much going on these days…
Oh my…why do the innocent get smacked by the big kids? Can’t they just place a stick for the little people to grip like you did for the morning glory? And isn’t that just the sweetest little grip it has on your stick? Your posts bring so much joy and inspiration to so many…well Jude, you do indeed have to take care of your own needs. I cannot even begin to imagine the hassle. Whatever you decide to do you have my support. Thanks in advance for so much.
It’s always the same, I’m just less tolerant…
i read once that “a good thing may fall apart so that a better thing can fall together”. the morning glory connecting with a branch fallen from the sky seems timely. as well as freedom attached to grow. as you noted, resting in growth. a story of hope emerges in an unexpected way. it’s happening. on we go, leaning on one another. riders on the storm… x
Falling together creates such a beautiful image in my head.
I hear you Jude. This is a pain!
I love your photograph of that little leaf. It speaks to me. I guess we just need to reach out sometimes.
Take care of yourself xxx
Yes, lean into a way through
Be like the morning glory.
Yes…thanks for the branch…
….and now my comment shows as a reply. Geee, it is out of hand!
Technology is wonderful, but it has its frustrating side. You need to do what makes you happy and at peace.
A lot of sorting going on in my head.
Technology is not being kind these days — my Fire just stopped doing anything, my phone’s camera decided it did not like being a camera any longer, and my laptop…well, it is old and tired…like me. 🙂 Sometimes I need to let go of the cord and just stitch.
Been doing exactly that.
it’s a good question. i get that.
It’s out of hand, don’tcha think?
I totally understand your frustration. I do love your posts. Take care of your own needs.
It’s hard to know what they are really.