Just one last try to untangle my cryptic self. The one that goes along saying stuff that nobody gets really. And that I am tired of trying to explain. I can get there on my own without dragging you along.
Yesterday, I made the decision to move my blogging back to Spirit Cloth/TypePad. Many personal feelings were involved. I made another post there this morning. Explaining. And then this morning, after that post, I decided to close this website after my subscription runs out. Somewhere around year's end. I think. My new goal is only...to simplify, to stop trying so hard to do what nobody but me probably cares about, to just go back to my daily journal whatever that turns out to be. And so, this is the last email notification you will get from here until that happens. My free class links will be moved to the Spirit Cloth Blog and the rest will be history, maybe showing up here and there, in my story telling. So ,the undoing of a lot of the confusion and duplication has begun, feeling less important, worrying less about legacy, just going the best I can over there trying my best to deal with whatever limitation arise. Why? Because it is home, I am happy there and that's enough. And I need more time . For nothing in particular.
Maybe just watching Soul-o in a heat coma on the porch. Or caring for those I love.
I am not able to comment on the old blog so I’ll try here. I’ve been checking in daily or weekly reading and looking at Spirit Cloth since 2007 I think! Thank you for sharing your cloth story. It is inspiring, calming, and shows one way and many ways of doing. I really like the tags in the original blog. Especially “sanity.”
Hey, sorry about the commenting there… and thank you.
Jude, your stitching helped change the way I think about stitching and cloth and making. I will always be grateful to you and your creatures, and I wish you and those you care for happiness wherever you are. I will come and find you.
I know the book idea has floated through your threads many times. I know it would be a lot of work but it would definitely be something I would buy and cherish and a beautiful cap to your legacy. But you’ve inspired so many and I’ve gleaned so much inspiration from all you’ve shared over the years that your legacy is already firmly in many of our hearts and spirits.
Those who love you and your work will find you! I will follow you………. where- ever you may go…
Your legacy is well established in all who have been inspired to try something new. One day at a time. I never thought I would be hand stitching or natural dyeing. What joy!
i keep my blog but haven’t much tended to it lately (lately being years now, with occasional forays for Art Every day month but last year even that went to instagram). When it gets to be a grind instead of a joy, it’s time to change something. Good for you !
Technology becomes a total frustration. Too much time spent grappling the vehicle. I am trying to mend a gaping wound while trying to find new harmony. Do not feel that you need to explain to me. I treasure your posts.
I think we often find more clarity and care by closing some of our tabs and setting up a little more easy peasy in our later journeys.
Say what you will. No need to explain. Some days you’re sun. Some days you’re the rain. No need to drag. We’ll float or we’ll fall. Say what you will. It matters at all.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings, Jude! Your reflections about “feeling less important, worrying less about legacy, just going the best I can…” So clear and inspiring! Life could be complicated, so let make it simple!
Right there with you, Jude, wherever you are. Thank you for by being you, for sharing yourself and your spirit cloth with so many of us. Like a little, twinkling diamond in the night sky, always there whenever I look up.
Hugs, virtual of course. Thank you for sharing yourself, no expectations just happy to be along for the journey.
I never felt dragged along, Jude. I followed you willingly and will continue to do so. Arms around you . . .
Jude…I aspire to be just like you. You are an extraordinary soul and I will follow wherever that leads you. Be true and happy to yourself. So many love the who that you are. Thank you for always inspiring others.
Probably a good decision. Soul-O is a wise teacher.
Oh, Jude, thank you for your honesty in sharing your feelings about all this — all the strange meanderings & starts and stops of our life journeys! You inspire me in so many ways. I’m grateful to follow the map of your path in both words and photos and plan to stay along for the ride, wherever it may go.
more time for nothing in particular. yes. more time for nothing in particular. and to not judge self for that, the
nothing in particular
and to give whatever shows up to give on any particular day, whatever words want to be uttered aloud, whatever
story wants telling, whatever image asks to be shared.
What’s it been?…11 years? 12? being “dragged” along by you trying to Explain …i write that and smile…
How Spirit Cloth has been maybe THE constant in all those years. THE constant. and Spirit Cloth is You
and much more, but You …trying to explain and all the while i have been me, trying to find my most real self
and you, trying to explain has woven into something that for me has been the Constant.
Off and on i say and have said i’d like to change my name to As Is. AsIs. As~is. i think you might never
quit trying to explain and i think it’s possible we might never get it, but in the meantime and as it goes, it
all has such great Heart and Love is involved and it’s Beauty FULL and honest and well…..rare. As is.
An example thereof….the words in the beginning….more time for nothing in particular. Today…this day….
sharing that feeling with you, having you verbalize it, has huge significance.
❤ yes, this we can share…without explaining.
Jude wherever you go, I follow………………i’m happy to.
Yes, this. Exactly. I’ll see ya back home.
I will still follow you–have for many years–you are a part of my journey. I am 75 now and find that stitching saves my sanity in a world that moves from one insanity to another with little thought for soul. I appreciate the soul you have shared with us.
Janet–from an island in Washington State.
From when I first discovered you it was the slow stitching and the peaceful calm rustle of cloth and the no pressure
of what you were doing and where you were going that saved my sanity. That has been one of the most valuable things I have treasured and always will whatever you choose to do.
Gosh, that’s great
Take care of your precious self and be at home, it’s where your heart belongs. ❤️
I’ll follow you wherever you go. Your posts are the bright spot in my day. 🥰
It’s always been a blessing – you give so much. Would hate for it to be a burden for you so whatever feels right…………
Oh yes! Thanks for sharing your journey. I find your musings extraordinary and inspiring, Thank you!
Hey I’ll be there whatever works for you …is enough 💕
“Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest. Home-keeping hearts are happiest…”. -Wordsworth
Whatever works best for you, works best for us. Thank you for sharing whatever moves through you and wants to be known.
Wherever you rest your head will be where I will find you! Your words, your thoughts, your spirit bring life and light to my days. Soul-O, gardens, trees and rocks, sun, wind and rain all inspire me in my journey.
Jude, I get it. I’ll follow you wherever you are. Life feels hard right now, so don’t be hard on yourself. I tell my daughter, “don’t should on yourself” be kind to yourself. ♥️
Mom said that….
Will follow you all the way Jude!!
They both arrive here by email and I am so glad to see them. ‘Tis a gift to be simple, though not always possible nowadays. ❤️
I hear you! ❤️☮️👍🏻
Your calm style of stitching inspires me to slow down and just be in the moment 💙
Will follow you wherever you go. You calm my spirit, and make me think. Such beautiful work…
Whatever works for you! ❤️❤️❤️