jude hill spirit cloth

March could be for Holding

March.  Named after Mars, the God of War.

I think we need a new name.

Go. I will call it Go. Named after no God.  Just Going.

a more obvious Magic Circle.

last cabin

Double Running stitch


a card holds what's inside



holding in so many ways. Framing is holding.

stitch it

Wrap Stitch

So Ok , talking a lot today. For a break from typing.   Problems with a carpal tunnel  thing that has worked itself up to my shoulder.  Doctor's advice?  Stay off the computer and lay off the sewing.  Note to self.   Yeah, right.  Let's try Wednesdays for a while.  What if (?)  Wednesday.  (well at least  I'll try)  Probably fits to simplifying.  I think you could use a break  too. Too much, too much... I overflow.



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  1. Debz

    Log cabins.
    So many stories held in those simple blocks.
    Home fire in the center to guide folk home in reality, memory, dreams.

    Carpal tunnel – ugh…
    Arnica and Basic Jane Lotion in combination – wonderful!!!
    Maybe choose a time of day to avoid the needle and thread – an hour or two to contemplate the universe with hand to mid forearm, soaking in warm water some yummy fragranced soap or oil to soften the annoyance.

  2. carroleb

    Loving the little cabins. I tried the direct stitching to a light cotton
    to create the cabin, I really liked the more organic form of the cabin
    I used the glue stitch to hold it in place.
    In a holding pattern, too
    Take care and rest up for garden season is right around the corner 🌷🥀🌺🌻

  3. The mix of seams is nice and thank you for the thoughts about using the glue stitch to hold things invisibly until quilting. “Holding” was the title of my morning painting today.

  4. Jana Jopson

    Home/cabin … I’m enjoying this theme so much.

    B6 helped my brother a lot with carpal tunnel from years of welding. I rub arnica gel into my shoulder.

  5. Kerri

    I love the way you teach and share. By joining this little teaching sites you have lit a fire in my creative self! This has given me the push I needed to fly free. Thank you Jude

  6. Nancy

    Oh gosh Jude. This is such a perfectly wonderful, peaceful cabin. I can easily imagine a whole quilt of them, with full spectrum of colors centers sprinkled throughout.
    Rest is important.

  7. Lynne Watson

    I had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands (not at the same time!) and lay off the hand stitching for years. Now I can hand stitch after watching you, and a few others on Insta, etc, and I love it, and my hands seem to thrive. I have the weakness, clumsiness, but no pain anymore. Just doing what makes me happy! I’m 78 now and plan on handstitching to my hearts content well into my dotage (may already be there!)
    Take care of your hands. There is life and stitching after surgery.

  8. Pam S.

    I can relate to the carpal tunnel and shoulder pain from too much stitching! … I can’t believe it’s March already!
    Hope yours feels better soon 💙

  9. Laurie

    I know it’s especially hard for you. I’ve always struggled with having to stop doing what I love for my hands and shoulder and neck to heal. I have to have something to do with my hands most of the time! But ya gotta do what ya gotta do. I’ll be thinking about you.

    • jude

      yes, me too. I just tried using my left hand with the mouse and other things. I used to practice sewing with my other hand years ago… but I am out of practice.

  10. Deb Q

    “Stay off the computer and lay off the sewing. Note to self. Yeah, right”.
    That’s what I would say too! Change is hard, but sometimes necessary. If you’re off for more than a few days, I will miss your lovely posts.

  11. Corinne

    Give yourself time to heal. Carpal tunnel is painful. Follow Soul O’s example lie down with a cup of tea and contemplate your beautiful woods as they start to show tiny green leaves.Love the double running stitch. Thank you.

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