A magic-dot. Magic Dots. A component. They go way back. Found in a basket this morning. Imagine many of them, very many. All stitched together. A quilt might be as simple as that.
This one is a bit messy. But it holds together. I thought today, in a way, it is a self portrait. A stray self. What if stray selves are also building blocks? I can pretty it up a bit, but sometimes that doesn’t matter. Mostly.
3 ” square-ish. Will fit together with a lot of other stray selves here as well. That’s how it goes.
The porch skylights go in tomorrow.
So many poets here!
We all come in different “packages.” Messy or not, we travel on a thread of kinship.
thank goodness really.
Messy is beautiful.
I remember my first go at puzzle pieces. A different rhythm and shape to hold the moments.
there is always a puzzle to solve.
Good Morning Jude! What is Magic Thread? Is there a link for this? I have seen it mentioned more than a few times and am intrigued
Thank you for asking, I just added it to the glossary here:
Aahh so its not something that I can make, oh well,
Maybe it will magically appear somehow
Messy? Meh. Life is messy.
love it that way
Hello, Jude, I am interested in dyeing blue some cottons and linens in small amounts . My tiny apartment insists that any dyeing remain confined to the kitchen sink. Maybe you will teach dyeing sometime, or maybe you could tell me where to find a simple solution .. ?
Thank you for your lovely posts. I read your email last because it’s the best.
A tiny indigo vat maybe but I don’t really teach that, you might research it online or check Glennis. Takes some know how.
a dot diary? is there a link? soooooooooo excited about your skylights!!! can hardly wait to (s)eeeee them!!! love circles. especially the one you’ve create here! xox
a category on SpiritCloth, at least part of it.
Love circles. I go back and forth on whether to draw it in thread first or stitch around the appliqued dot, both have their joys. Your dots led me to finding you and this place. Still have the article, and the memory of seeing them and reading, and thinking, “WHO is this?! HOW do I learn more?!,” and a door opening up…
Hazel, I had a similar experience of “meeting” Jude. I was on Pinterest reading about the Feather Project and thought, “WHO is this?!” (actually, what Jude wrote about her relationship to cloth moved me to tears).
well that takes me way back….
There’s beauty in honesty and rough edges. I don’t see rough edges here, but the thought reminds me of the ‘stray smiles’ I see throughout town.
stray smiles, how beautiful…
OH MY GOSH! I love Puzzle Pieces AND Circles! Fantastic combination! I will make some circles using moms clothes! When I get home again. I brought some penny circles to keep my hands busy while away (looking for a house) . I’m putting a heart in the center instead of the smallest circle.
I think I remember you used wax crayons at one point? Ironed them?
Love things a bit messy…you helped me get rid of the ‘perfection’ trap. Grateful for that…and countless other things too 😃
Yes, crayons, let’s revisit that!
There’s magic in a perfect circle…like the Moon.
which is probably not perfect
Oh, but it is, Jude! 🙂
Don’t you love finding things?
even funnier never remembering losing them, i guess that is what lost is.
Simple is something I need to master.
( Or at least, attempt)
simple is our master
Sky. Lights. Oh, happy day! 🙂
hoping it goes and gets done at this point,
This makes me want to stay home and sew today… I will take something with me, maybe on my lunch break?
That is it all started for me, little things on my commute and my lunch break.
Beautifully deceptively simple.
simple is complicated, ha!
Craving simplicity these last couple of weeks. Think I’ll add a dot or two to my stash! Let the sun shine down on you! 🏡
simple can be squeezed into any day.
a bit messy can be fine
maybe that is all there really is
Looks great as it is 💙
I keep finding this one, and I begin again in my mind
Oh my gosh, feeling a dot obsession coming on…!
it is a place to begin.