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Me too really. It's soft and warm here. I will wander off for a few days...go pick a pumpkin maybe.
Dream up an October Stray. Go visit my boy.
I dyed up 3 small bits.
Sorting through old scraps, one at a time, remembering, is so comforting to me.
I've scheduled a small update for ThreadCrumbs tomorrow. I can feel already, the demand rising over my head. The pace on my side is slowing. I'm planning to offer some personalized Story Packets in the near future...just thoughts really, the way I always begin...that I might put together and never get to. Maybe you might help me with that, use them as a beginning and let my thoughts move through you. See what happens. That is what I am imagining.
In order to spread the love, though, I am softly asking that you only purchase one in that particular category. Otherwise the idea will not work, vibrate outward. Thanks for that consideration. I am flattered and warmed by your enthusiastic support. As always. Beginning in November, some Threadcrumbs will be shipping outside of the USA. Details about shipping will be provided. BIG LOVE.
I use up a lot of small thread ends in this process.
I made 2 of these and decided i liked this one better. I offered it up over at Threadcrumbs but before I could mention it here it was gone. I think sharing this was a way to share the feel. The sense of the stitch, the layering. The Oneness. The Living-ness.
I have begun to fill in what's missing at Feel Free. To better build the library. I have created another new page. STITCH - Invisible Baste aka Glue Stitch. Here I can collect many of the associated videos over the years. As well as organize my thoughts about this technique. Even though a lot of my videos are part of classes, I will be indexing them separately by technique. Easier to reference I think. Even for me.
And now, if I may, take a quiet weekend away to mull over space as it pertains to SunMoonStars. And all else.
He was here. Somewhere in Maine. (photo by the woman) He's been working so hard. It is good to see the "away" smile.
Today. Here. It's a quiet day.
Technology has been tamed. The shop is ok. It'll just be there, when I need it. No more time thinking about that. Nope. Just for the record, I do not take reservations or commissions or money up front. It is not a business and I am just going. Not planning where really. I don't want to think about it that much. I think, after thinking too much yesterday, that my work has evolved into the freedom from that and that's why I love it. Take my advice, it is better that way.
And so, as I am UnRolling things here, they are like reminders.
Not Just Going, but Going with Care. I face and fully accept the interruptions required from what I want, to address what I need. I said this to myself this morning. Woke up a bit more achy to the morning's heavy humidity and stale air. It is clearly too hot for the sea today. I will move, but slowly. Want what I need.
This is a small shibori effort on old cloth from last week. A little crossroads component I want to develop further for my patchwork. It is stitched resist, that is, some sewing is done and pulled tightly and the thread keeps the dye applied from penetrating the cloth here and there. I love the little loose, stray thread that found its way here. I can relate. I like how this pattern idea seems to have a space at the center (here off center) and the paths seem to vibrate outward. I will make myself smaller now and rest right there in that space. Rest is like holding space. Or being held by space. Rest then. Let my thoughts grow.
While I heal and rest, the deer are having a garden party. When they finish off what I planted there will be plenty of weeds for dessert. Maybe I will become a Deer Whisperer for a while.
I will take the weekend off from blogging. Maybe a few photos over at Instagram, less sitting,hunched over the screen. I have pushed the opening of my wee shop back to August 1. Turn Turn Turn.
Or the lifting of the heavy rocks. Or moving the houseplants in before the sudden hail.
It wasn't even the thousands of trips up and down the loft ladder as I sorted through old cloth and junk, part of the lessening project. Or the yoga or the cycling. Or the weeding.
Nope. It was a simple twist. In a car. A quick brake. Zap. Pulled something in my lower back and hip.
I am posting this from my phone in a laying down position. Which is not comfortable either. Getting up to pee is a nightmare. Even sitting hurts. And moving in general will be impossible for a while. I'm ok, just a bit useless.
I have this photo of a fairly new weaving. Snapped by my phone camera a little while back. Based on an old weaving. And 9 in some new way. Soon to inspire other cloth stories. Woven Sanity.
It is very special to me so let's look at it for a while.
I have postponed the launch of my new shop among other things. I'll be laying here, resting, mending, catching thoughts at least. Right now I can't think of anything but ouch. Times nine.
Don't worry. Be happy and keep stitching. Or whatever it is you do.
The pink mending is split back stitch, with one strand I call it splitting hairs. Changing orientation is a good exercise in looking and balance. Dad taught me that. Changing the alignment of components encourages a different chain of thoughts. Story.