Never be too sure. The ability to change your mind is a never ending opportunity to learn. Especially from each other. Fencing for the garden. That I had decided not to do.
For now, I need to stay off my feet. The garden will wait. So I continued stitching this leaf to celebrate growth. And to what I learn at every turn.
I had two small slices, not quite halves, of circles leftover from something else... folded the edge of one and and placed it over the edge of the other. Stitched the seam applique style. Doing it this way I mostly need to iron the seam open if I want it to remain thin, like I do.
But this time I wanted to stitch a stem and well I did that before opening the seam. To be stronger and support the stitch. Split Backstitch (methods index) with Deb's thread. (resource page) But I realized I could still open the seam. Stronger and then thinner at the same time. And I like that because it never happened like that before for me. And it works so well. And I kept going. Thinking these could be a great addition to GROW.
And a gate...
There is a gate! I worked with some local guy here. It was obvious ( to both of us) that we most likely have different political views. But it wasn't about that. Didn't need to be. We made our world smaller and we made a fence together. Worked around the rock problem, a miscalculation in materials, rain and blistering heat and took it step by step . And it is beautiful. I will try to get him to pose for a picture when he comes back with the chicken wire.