Yesterday this site went down.
Today I am sitting in a pile of loose yesterdays.
This is the drawing I used as a card when I first started to sell in my shop. Cannot remember how long ago it was. I like it as a message to say from my home to yours.
I look at it today. Drawn before stitching days. 1965? It seems stitched. What if?
And here is the photo that inspired the "snow scratched" idea.
More snow tomorrow. I love winter's magic.
I imagine you calm, stitching by the fire, abc blanket covering your legs. A cozy home by the big cedar in the middle of lots of snow. Awaiting the grandchild.
I see the card in my mind.
ha, I wish I were that calm…
Snow in the forecast again here… I like how it makes things quiet.
rushing to have my car inspected, big storm will hit this afternoon…
I just love the you, Jude, are part of my wake up each morning here in Australia, with constant inspiration. Both for creativity and for just plugging on and showing up for each day even when things are tough as.
I’ve been a bit lazy, but I’m workin on it. .😎
Something frees up in me with the first snowfall. Setting some things aside and welcoming the powerful Mother Nature in winter.
Yes, I get it….
i love how the path from your house to mine is via the moon. how could i not?
a giant Xmas tree right next door, what fun is that !
Who needs decorations?!
I love your card, it really does look stitched, much like we humans are strung together by loose or tight threads. AND THAT TREE! Gorgeous, as is the stone wall in the background topped with snow. Stone walls, another kind of stitching.
Stone by stone, stitch by stitch.
I saw your card and enlarged it – it looked stitched to me! I love it, I see your little houses… AND THEN, that huge pine tree with snow!! Here in Sydney, we never see snow .. and it is such a magnificent photo, Jude, and I thank you for these pics.
Yes the drawung was very small and when enlarged, the poor resolution makes it looked stitched. That is a cedar and it was doing very poorly until we trimmed out some vines shading it. It is very happy now.
I love that cedar smell.
Thank you, Jude, now I’m sending loving thoughts from my home back to yours.
I may not get snow here in eastern Tennessee this winter so thank you a million-billion for that fabulous photograph! Made my day. I’m looking out at rain (like that, too). Winter wonderland. Wonder-land? Wondering, “What if” a sketch becomes a stitch? Jolly day to you, our wonder-full Jude!
looks like a bit too much may be coming.
snow, not stitch, ha!
Both the drawing and the tree are magic.
Hey! it seems to be everywhere, magic…
so in love with your card ‘n its meaning. would be fantastic to see how u translated it into cloth…
Translation is so interesting, especially when you speak both languages.
your illustration is priceless and has what speaks to me most in your work, a sense of humour
– 1965 seems like a long time ago, I’m from ’63 – it has gone by in a flash!
I like that you sense the lightness in my old drawings.
Poof, time flies…
i so miss snow!! thank you for the wonderful photo!!!!
for once we are as snowy here in the UK as you are – cold but pretty
Yeah, so graphic, love it.
So beautiful Jude…………….
Beautiful tree and lovely sketch
Happy Wintertime, Jude! ❄️❄️❄️❄️
Everywhere is like a sketch out there.
I love winter.
It’s so cute and would be lovely stitched.
I think so…
From your makings Jude I think you live your dream and your work is your dream.
This and that, the snippets of living transformed into images always beautiful from whatever beginnings……. Thank you for sharing.
I sense we don’t know much except that which is imagined, so yes I live there, where I seem to know.
Wonderful card! It would be great in cloth too 💙
Funny hiw the path to the moon seems stitched. I will try, see what form it might take.