Yes, B was, is, for Bird...
and now another wing. But wings, wings have always been important and so when I get to W, wings will surely be part of it.
The thread here from Deb Lacativa, and while I am on the subject of thread...
I have begun using some thread I dyed a while back, using avocado and walnut and I even jave some indigo. Light soft shades dyed on a beautiful stitching thread I source through Nancy Zeller. It is 70/30 cotton silk and it is strong and multi- stranded and dyes beautifully. I am using all strands here for the quilting of the border. I have a lot here still to be dyed, and since the freezer is full of dyestuffs and I need some room for garden pickings, I'll be back at it soon enough. Both Deb and Nancy are on my resource page. Good friends.
An almost freeze this morning, lots of picking yesterday.
bird brought smile to my face;-)
Bird is the word! This one is saying (pointing): Go West young man (person)!! Your bird brought me a smile.
a smile is a gift
It so much is a gift, so thank you!
I have thread from both of them and love it all. The silk blend really does dye beautifully. I’ve done indigo, walnut and onion skins. As for winging it…sometimes that is what gets it done! 🙂
Agree! Sometimes we don’t realize how much of [process is that.
b is for bounty, bounty of your garden!
so wonderful to grow food, even a little
how the color ‘n the thickness or thinness of quilted thread affect the mood of the piece. also, the length ‘n direction of each stitch…
Yes, each element has its own life.
…actually made it to 39 here last night–hopefully no frost/freeze, lots of citrus on the trees.
Love your harvest and your bird, and threads, of course!
It was just about freezing but ok, warming up again it seems
Birds and baskets! Thanks for the tip on strong thread (and the resource). I’m happy you still have some bounty to harvest from your garden. Enjoy something delicious! You are kind and generous.
Kale is doing great!
Avacado and walnut..that sounds so interesting. Would love to know more about your dyes.
Thanks for the names of resources.
Great looking dyed thread Jude 💙
using all that I have here…
Me too! trying not to buy any thread until I run out of a color I need.
Have a good day🌞
A wonderful bounty you harvested. The last two nights have brought us a light freeze. I had to cover my cabbage and kale with a sheet. B for bird is great, yet it also has me thinking of your basket of wonderful threads.
it’s been a long season, and now the leaves are falling like rain.
I think my new alphabet quilt will surely have B for Basket.