96 - hoops and things
98 - the Hoop

97 - The Grounding

On this day

March 10th 2014

I saved the earth element for the other side.  There will be rings of stones.  I chose naturally dyed silk (will talk more about that later)  which has hardly added any weight or thickness to the cloth.  It has stabilized.  Everything.  There is a new natural calm.  I spent a day basting with pins and thread. Readying the cloth for a light quilting treatment after " the hoop" arrives.  Once it is all held together, I will begin the final layer of story.  More quilting.  And then the binding.  I don't always add bindings. But I like the sense of safety a traditional edge might invite.

I hope to celebrate Mom's birthday, April 2, with the final stitches on this cloth.  She would have liked that.