There was a bit of continuing.
And there will be a bit more, until I have Nine. These, in concept, being my basic 9 patch log cabin blocks, built around the loose dyed patches that have accumulated here. Now thinking I might dye some teenier versions, like the little red heart I tried a few months back, about 1/2" across, thinking then it was a bit too small, but not now.
The small heart cabin needs 4 more scraps. I stopped there thinking maybe I will take another approach to reach nine. I like naming the cabins according to what they are framing, holding. At least for now. I will make 5 more, but change my approach to seaming so I can talk about that.
This is my big (72) birthday weekend. (7+2=9!) So let me just say I have leaned into a new approach here. Slower, simpler, free-er, and perhaps easier to follow.
So a little time out to celebrate. Nice to find new folks here. I will be back with a bit of cabin storming and some chatting/showing/telling about seams. A seam is a big thing in my little world of scraps. Of selves.
Sprinkles on your cake. Just like you, sprinkling your talent your wisdom and kindnesses all around, just for all of us.. So many years of sharing, so freely, so lovingly.
Happy birthday to you, and many more ahead ! I am 78 and still stitching every day….little somethings that bring pleasure and surprise into my days. What fun it is to know you and find you in my inbox to bring yet another bit of sunshine. Thank you for all of it.
78. Yay for you!
Happy Birthday Jude, many more turns around the sun!
Guess a sun cabin should be next!
oh, I can see that light filled little 9 patch.
So inspired by the cabins…
they are simple yet so complicated.
Happy belated birthday, Jude Hill, a favorite of mine for many years. Have loved your approach to all things fabric, thread, stitch and spirit. Thank you.
Thanks, on to 73!
Happy Birthday, Jude…
Wishing you magic in all you see , many laughs and good times.
A fine year(s)
Happy Birthday, Dear Jude!
I just came upon this “territory” by chance and my heart felt the connection between now and similar challenges so many years ago!
Much love to you, always!
Oh hey, hi! ❤
Oh !! And thank you for the cross seam glue stitch !!
It’s nice isn’t it?
Both this and the glue stitch I learned from you .. pivotal moments 🌷
These are much fun. I’m doing little cabins like yours at the same time. They speak. We have conversations. I’m using your indigo squares for center start pieces. Love.
Small wonders, contained yet expanding…
Happy Birthday and Happy Nine!
I’m tickled to see you playing with numbers in the manner I do when telling people how the numbers 5 and 30 figure into my relationship with my husband and the birthdates of our children.
5 is the date of when we met and My hubby’s bday and the due date of our 2 oldest children. (They are 2 years and 27.5 hours difference in birthtimes apart.)
30 is my birthday, our oldest son’s b-day and the date of our wedding.
Daughter’s is the 1st which times either 5 or 30 equals them.
Our youngest son is on the 4th which is 4+1 = 5. Then our first dog was born on the 25th so 1+4+25 = 30. Not all in the same month, some are but not all!
Enjoy your day.
I love personal math!
I am 9 years younger than you and this year is 6+3=9! So the number 9 is relevant here too. 😉 How’s that for another example of personal math. 😀
So you are exactly 10 years older than me! It is an auspicious time of year. Happy birthday TO YOU!
<3 <3 <3
Happy 7+2=9 patch day Jude, all the best to you. 🌸
Enjoy! Tchim! Tchim!
Happy Birthday Jude!
Hope you and the Mister have a wonderful year ahead!
We’re on it!😁
Happy Birthday Jude, you are a delightful present to me. Thank you 😘
Happy Birthday Jude and many more healthy years creating. Thank you for this lovely community.
well I should be thanking all of you…
Wishing you a wonderful and very Happy Birthday!
May the freeness of today keep you company tomorrow on your special day. 🎂
Congratulations for another trip around the sun. Love all the 9s.
lucky to keep going…
Happy birthday Jude! Have a magical day ⭐❤🧵🪡🥂🥰
Oh what a wonderful way to celebrate birthday weekend! I love your nines ♥️ and await more of your wisdom …
I hope some wisdom comes with age, ha!
Aww how wonderful! Happy Birthday blessings to you, thank you 🙏 for being here for us. ♥️🧵🎁
Happy Birthday To You! Mine is next weekend.
To you too then, a bit early…
…and 72 is divisible by 9! wooHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
Happy birthday weekend, Jude. Love the log cabins – very inspiring. x
A little simple fun really…
Nine, nine and looking fine
Going slower, enjoy this time
Not a true rhyme, but enough of one
Happy, Happy Birthday
This post and the comments are such a celebration 🎈
Float away in the joy of it all!
🌼Happy Birthday Jude! 🥳 I can just picture your square cake with 9 candles and dots. I never thought of a log cabin patch as a nine patch but now it will be forever!
I can’t stop with nine, it work for everything in one way or another
The greatest of blessings on your Solar Return, Jude!
May your Happy 9 be sprinkled with much love joy, tiny hearts and everything else you wish for!
Your beautiful light shines through your work and words! May you shine forever and always❤️ Happy Birthday!
I always say to myself, on the darkest days, be like a candle. but sometimes I forget to listen.
Yes, sometimes we do forget but the light will always shine no matter what❤️
Sharing a 2/19 birthday with you, tho mine came 6 years before yours, by which time my Swedish grandmother had taught me to sew on her treadle Singer, to embroider pillowcases from the 5 & dime, to iron with a press heated on the wood stove, and oh, so many more life lessons. Now I stitch in a padded rocker tucked in a sunny spot in my hideaway room in a tiny Virginia village, learning from you. May your next 6 years be as happy and cozy as my past ones.
What a lovley story! I hope so too.🙃
Happy birthday Jude! Seams appropriate to wish you a wonderful trip around the sun and many more.
I have slways loved the relationship between those two words, seam and seem. More to say about that.
Happy Birtday and greetings from Holland.
Hey over there!
Happy birthday! Wishing you all good things as you celebrate this special day!!!
Time to just stitch maybe.
Happy Birthday! I’ll raise a glass in celebration of you this weekend
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and NINE-ING Jude. Have a great one tomorrow.
Loads o love from me and Mark
Happy Day Happy Year Happy Life!
Thank you for your presence here.
Thanks back to you.
Happy Birthday Season … may the days of your year of 9 be memorable in all the best ways … (and I’m amazed, though not surprised, that you still have scraps of the blue cloth with its birds flying above the tiny heart)
I keep finding them!
Nine is the sum of 7 + 2,
Happy Birthday wishes to you.
Irish blessings coming your way,
So let me just say:
“May you dance forever joyful in the sweet warm rain of life”
Thank you Marti, for ypur little song…
Happy Birthday on the 19th Jude! 🎉 and many many more 💙
After watching your log cabin video I just realized that the silk log cabin blocks I’m make are made with 9 pieces too! totally unintentional… just felt like the right size to stop at. You must’ve planted the 9 seed in my thoughts 😁✌🏼
Nine candles! Happy birthday. I am cabin-ing.
Can’t wait to see!
Your first birthday!! ( as a grandma 😉)
Wishing you a wonderful celebration and a very happy birthDAY.
Happy Birthday Jude💜 enjoy your great years!!
Happy Birthday, Jude! love the patching
holding it together!
Happy, Happy Birthday! I want to make some heart centers for my “Good Enough” quilt.
heart is definitely good enough!
Happy Birthday! This is my birthday weekend too (Sunday), turning 67. I hope to be as productive and creative as you.
how about that, Sunday here too!
Sharing a birthday with you is delightful. Enjoy!
A great way to Celebrate 7+2! Slower, simpler, freer! Enjoy!
Love that numerical wisdom, Jude! Happy 7+2!!!
Math is a story too.
Have the very best ever time of celebration of your years of living a full life. May your days continue to flow with the ease of just going 💖
floating is an art…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Jude!!!! 9 times celebration!! Sending Love and Best Wishes 🥳💜🎂🎉
Wishing you the best celebratory Birthday with Peace, Love and Health!
health, let’s not forget that right?
Happy Happy Birthday Jude!
maybe nine candles is enough
🎂Nine candles in a square!
Seems appropriate , so balanced.
Wishing you a joyful Birthday!! 🍻
A square cake, 9 candles. And sprinkle dots.