160 - A Long Time
162 - It would be Nice

161 - Stitching the Stream of Feathers

As if a dream

May 27th 2015.

Connection is so clear here. How it expands reach.

Feathers lined up

And yes there is still stitching.

Maybe I have slowed down even more, just to make it last.

Silk lining

I am lining the streaming with silk. The gentle pull of the stitches forms a soft curve. I feel like these long narrow cloths are like the old skin shed from the serpent of days. small journeys link



It became June.

June 9th 2015.  Solstice approaches.

I said to myself.... I like to curl up like this.

Roll of feathers

Ready to unroll

And then s t r  e  t  c  h  out.

Stretching out

It's good exercise.

These ribbons of feathers will  act as ties for the large cloth we call Home.  And then who knows? I've enjoyed this final process.  Making strings of feathers.  Dreaming into them. Imagining them as representing the PieceMakers, hand to hand, reaching from here to there. Standing for hope and kindness. Ties that bind.  Strong and useful. And then light as dreams. Blowing in the wind.

I have spoken to Wendy. I will send the cloth on Solstice. She will wait for it. Welcome it. It was a warm talk, this one. Filled with knowing each other better. She brings out the love in me which sometimes gets clouded by all the crap that makes up a life.

But I guess that is just what she is good at.

Her gift.

I've been working hard to pull the story of this cloth together in some cohesive way. No small task, this was one big journey. Tangled up in a life.


You can read more about Wendy's work

in the sidebar under HEAL.