It's been so cold. And now it isn't. Like a sudden Tiny Spring.
You know, a moment in the midst of winter when you sense the coming warmth, because you carry season, don't you? What if Season is a lesson?
There are nine scraps here, so Nine for a Sense of Warmth. On this glorious December Day.
I am here today, testing to make sure all my housecleaning has been fruitful. To See if there any glitches before I continue.
Moon always works for me. In any season. I like that this one is not in the typical “moonspot”.
Wishing for a safe place, inside and out, for everyone.
I see overlapping. Happy New Year. May we …. Hmm. I don’t have a good toast yet. May we continue to have hope!
why is rain so cumbersome?
Love your new piece, Jude, with a piece of the moon, strong design and colour – and perhaps they are paw prints, as Suzanna said. And to you, and to all, I wish an uplifting, happy New Year, with new insights and … much more stitching.
Hey, here, here!
Been worried for you with all that snow Jude x but you seem ok so HAPPY NEW YEAR shout out to you and yours stitchy friend of the ether xxx
yeah, it’s been awfully cold, but we did not get the snow, slightly south of the snowline on this one. We are more than OK, expected much worse.
Thanks for the shout out!
Rain, rain, rain and strong winds for four days!…but with a tantalising, brief glimpse of the Moon last night bringing hope.
Your new banner made me sigh deeply, as did the Moon and bluebird in your beautiful story cloth.
Happy New Year Jude, Man, Soul-O and Ragmates ❤
the big rain is coming, it’s dreary day after day but I can never not appreciate rain. 2023, wow, right?
I would love to see nine travelling companions <3
Tiny spring has arrived in the Netherlands as well with lots and lots of rain. We even had some real winter here with ice skating on the small river behind our house.
9 is always enough but not too many for me…
winter again last night but bigger spring this morning.
Yes, I believe we do carry a sense of season. And slowing down to appreciate the nuances of each.
I do cycle through them in a day , at least once I think…
A comfort as I let my eyes soak in the images of your beautiful stitching, and Rag-mates communication. Healthy and Happy 2023 for all.
comfort is such a big word, and a concept like patchwork for me. a gathering of such little things holding together by caring.
This one has depth. 🙂
I’m in there, feeling cozy.
This piece is so beautiful! It blows my mind.
making it was quite comforting.
Truly, a little bit of spring! Its lovely.
I must contemplate “Season”.
You’ll be running in circles, ha!
“Quilt on the Rocks” – should be a New Year’s drink. Happy New Year!
Ha, good one!
Loving you Jude, all your sharing, and all the comments. Happy, healthy New Year to all of you!
Hey hey! Cheers!
Have a Happy New Year 🎊
you too, feel better.
What a cheerful post.
Love all of it and the responses too.
May you all travel well towards light and a new year.
The day was just joyous…
Gorgeous! Happy New Year! Banner is a stunner…
I love that picture, outdoor cloth ceremonies are my favorite way to look at cloth. Happy New Year!
Greetings Jude 🌸🌻
Wishing you a fabulous NewYear .. may your year be filled with love and happiness always .
Love to you Maria!!!
Is there a beast tail? Wishing you and yours a good new year!
I feek like there are a lot of tails here.
And tales 😁
i like how the scraps blend into one another. the weaverliness of the frayed edges. feels like each season helps to prepare us for the next…
Yes, I like the play on edges, maybe I will talk about that.
The new banner picture is amazing. The moody, dark and foggy woods with your cloth thrown across the rocks….it is really beautiful.
Its a pic from a past post but I have always loved it. I feel like changing the banner more often…
It’s incredible how much I have learnt from watching you play with patches and scraps…I look with wonder at them and find myself saying” oh yeah, ofcourse..that piece really tells that story!” The naturalness of having that patch there becomes so visible.
It is such a delight, Jude.
I so much delight in how each different choice changes the story. I probably tried 100 ways till one just felt right.
Your “Tiny Spring” gives such a warm feeling !!!
So nice to have some warm days and a cozy home
The sunrise was pink and the day is golden…
Hi Jude, so glad you’re back. I’m such a piecing scaredy…never sure what’s okay together. But in the end, it doesn’t matter really. I look at old pieces that I thought didn’t work but now I think they’re lovely, they do work. Your inspiration!
I think it’s just a matter of making them useful in the moment.
we, too. are having a false spring after snow and bitter cold of last week! it’s such a welcome relief but know that it’s only a blip before back to the cold.
i wonder if ‘false spring”‘ is to give us hope now that we are going back into the light.
Here’s to housecleaning and no glitches!! I’ve been housecleaning to get a bit more organized and have more time to stitch and to wondering. I wonder… is my version of what if… Enjoy your many “seasoned” day.
I love that the word wonder is so close to the word wander.
I love this and suggestion Soul-o prints of approval in the waves of change.
Oh, ha, I love your eyes.
YEESSSS. I did wonder if those were little foot prints!! …and love ‘in the waves of change” ! so poetic.
That hidden moon just made me smile.
I love playing with patches, scraps…
I love the tiny beasts 🙂
I was just thinking about you this m koorning, Jude…and here you are!
Huzzah for Tiny Springs in-between Winter blasts!
Poof, just like that…
Me too, I feel like painting more.
We used to get “false Spring” in late January in So. Calif. when I lived there. I always wanted to get out the shorts and flip flops when I was a kid, lol! Hope you can enjoy the warmer temps while they last.
Love it, maybe I will cycle through all the seasons today.
I like nine pieces as a variation of nine squares
Yes, I like the idea, limited but enough to build with…still a nine patch…
wishing you a glitch free new year !!!
I thank you, you too, but then glitches have their built in opportunities too!