So the "dove" , I liked it, the breaking up, disappearing, of the stitch. Thinking about it differently today, that happens if you keep thinking. Wait a bit, let it grow. Go to seed. Dove-
tail-tale-ing? dovetale DoveTale Stitch. yeah.
I will add that DoveTale Stitch ( based on the split backstitch) to the Glossary eventually. This site needs some attention. But I'm going outside. Taking my time has been, in perspective, my greatest tool.
When you mow all the time, you rarely get to see the full cycle of growth.
So wild strawberries, yes, but I recently learned there are 2 kinds. The flowers were white back at the other place. The yellow flowering kind here are mock wild strawberries. Still gets berries if I don't mow, but small and a bit tasteless. They are so beautiful as a "lawn" The birds love them and my neighbor eats the leaves in salad. No mowing here anymore , just a path through for walking, to avoid ticks. Will do that today. And then a partial mow after all has bloomed, to feed the compost. I have found a lot of wild thyme growing too. You can mow that and walk on it and it seems to do just fine. I will encourage it to continue. Maybe a Path of Thyme.
ikat stitch is what came to my mind …
and oh, the lovely alternation of light and shadow in the blades of grass … the seedheads like feathered wings …
Yes! Time to revisit that stitch.
Grass is so amazing. .
“DoveTale Stitch”…yes! I fell in love with dovetail in wood as a teen with an antique oak dresser. I still think anyone who can do that (your son?) is so talented.
“Path of Thyme”…love that. Your world & path is so lovely.
Allergies here have been difficult in the way of asthma. Blech.
I’ve akways loved that detail too. My son yes.
It’s much drier than usual. We need a good rain.
maybe an experiment….chewup and swallow 2 Plantain leaves at bedtime.
you never know, might do something good for the allergies
I eat them all the time.
Love the new name!
and fits your stitching well. 💙
I’m so silly.
thinking about seeds of thought. letting ideas multiply ‘n evolve. as in doodling. perhaps we need a doodle stitch! the dove tale stitch reminds me of “hatching” in weaving. ahhh, time to go play in my loom garden…
Probably it’s all doodle stitch.
Allergies really bad here too…but oh it’s beautiful. I am imagining you walking through your meadow. 🙂 Love where you went with the idea of dovetails.
makes me so sleepy, the pollen, but hey, I need to sleep.
Lovely capture of the morning light along with your beautifully inspired thoughts.
beautiful days, getting hot and dry tho…
I love how all your thoughts dove-tale together…and even weaving a meadow for wildlife! I love it! 💚
( I wish 🙏 could go “no-mow” here, but unfortunately that’s not feasible, so I keep cutting sod away and planting more…I’m leaning toward perennials, wildflowers and pollinator friendly plants this year. 💚🌸
Finally done w other sewing projects (things I wanted to do for others) & NOW; back to the sort of stitching that my heart yearns for….
no mow is easy here, nobody cares.
…or perhaps it is because they do [care].
Ha, maybe. 😁
Taking your time…..has been your greatest tool..i resonate with that so thoroughly….
Things have a way of ‘ dovetale-ing’ that way, somehow:)
yeah, it is a great symbol…
Oh, I love this “letting things be.” Nature really never disappoints, if you have an open mind…
I have recently decided to stitch a sampler of Nature’s odd plants that (literally) cross my path on my morning rambles. A way of studying by taking my time. Beautiful photos, btw…
there is always something new here… it is beginning to look like no one lives here, ha.
ooooooH… love this sampler idea, nancy!