The romantic, optimistic part of me comes from my Mom. She was the happy, Winnie the Poo, Pie in the Sky person in the room. Always reminding me that everything is going to be all right, that folks are basically good, that tomorrow is another day. Probably I didn’t really buy a lot of what she was selling all the time, but seriously, Pie Eyes can make the difference in a day sometimes. Good medicine. And my ,my, could she […]
Yesterday was a beautiful day. Seems different here. OR. Since we moved, I feel different. Is it the place? Or just the course of events. After all, the world seems to have turned upside down just shortly after moving in. I can almost mark my calendar with it. Add to it all that has generally happened. The things that life brings. Funny how we find reasons for things. When there aren’t really any, except change. Funny how we notice some […]
I ended up with more of a smolder than a fire. Because of what was on hand. Continuing to build, considering Shelter. This sheer silk gauze was dyed by Glennis (resource page), years ago, and today it grew into something quite beautiful. I tacked the edges with tiny stitches that do not go through. It has no weight, but the cloth is way stronger. Since I have not completed the stitches that hold the layers together, the quilting, I will […]
Yesterday we travelled to get our first vaccine. It was easy and swift. Today my arm is a bit sore. I am not one for getting vaccines. I have never had a flu shot or any other shot as far as I might remember. I , we all, have choices in life. Mostly we act on our beliefs about health and well being, which we often accept as our “knowledge” through experience. This is what we do. We are what […]
Some old nine patch done Skitch Skatch style, maybe from Small Cloth class? Can’t remember. Another layer of sketch made it #5 in the Just Home series. I kind of like how this looks like an architectural drawing. So What If (?) I dye over the Sketch? Skye. I think I might be finding a new path here. And this OLD Home might become a series in itself. First off it might be important to say that I patched before I […]
Every morning, mostly, I eat yoghurt. You know… how the whey separates out over time and so I pour that off into a little jar and keep it in the fridge. Soak a little square of cloth, 5″, lightweight muslin, for 24 hours, then, the next day hang it out to dry. I have a stack of these curing. This is a mordant process. For dyeing cellulose fibers. I learned it in Girl Scouts. 55 years ago? But I never […]
There’s just no end for my love of light through a cat’s ear. Soul-o has become a ham. The dye po(e)t was out on the porch all winter and became a bit of a compost pail. It froze and thawed over and over. much of the liquid evaporated. I will add some back and boil it up today. I hope to build an outside fire pit soon.