This blanket has needed mending.
Today I decided to sew patches on the edges by machine and then hand stitch in the middle.
I really dislike maneuvering large blankets on a sewing machine.
And then I started filling holes...
Sometimes it is about finishing.
Posted at 05:07 PM in made of stars, sew | Permalink
Darn...I just noticed I went over the edge.
Well the edge is an exciting place to be.
Posted at 05:03 PM in made of stars, sew | Permalink
Sunday's balloons were made from "f" "g" and "h." Had me thinking about gratitude (especially after watching this video, David Steindl-Rast), generosity, happiness, heat and heart.
Jude had suggested poking holes in the balloons. It's only noticeable if you are really close.
This is also inspired by Jude and reflects many of the things that I have learned from her over the years. There are never enough ways to say thank you...
Three wishing stars...
P.S. I am using LED lights for the string of balloons. Much safer than older style lights.
Recycled materials: fabric and paper.
Posted at 03:45 PM in create , on the table, recycle , sew | Permalink
Posted at 04:47 PM in create , mend, sew | Permalink
Call it a seed, a stone, the moon, a hole, a circle, a window.
The same shape, but call it by a different name and the story changes.
Posted at 06:26 PM in create , on the table, sew, words | Permalink
This morning from the front door:
Before it became stormy today. It's rained most of today, at times heavily. And windy.
The dogs go between the front door and the back, hoping that the weather will be different from one door to the next I think.
The chickens are just hiding in the coop.
I am mending my brother's blanket.
Considering what type of beast might walk across this world...
Posted at 06:03 PM in field notes, mend, sew | Permalink
I think I will be revisiting certain letters as I work my way through preserving the alphabet.
Thought I'd try this recipe for pickled pears. Not sure how they taste as they need to age a bit, but the bite I pinched out of the pot tasted good.
Other things that happened this weekend:
Veggies in a pan from the farmer's market. I love the colors here.
New slippers made with the arms from a wool pullover and some scraps.
Perfect for puttering.
Posted at 05:55 PM in color, eat, preserving the alphabet, sew | Permalink
Mending the back side of one of my blankets = thinking time.
Weekdays or weekends (time separated).
Work or play.
Utilitarian or whimsical.
Thinking about choices.
About how we sometimes separate things unnecessarily.
Posted at 04:54 PM in altered, mend, sew, words | Permalink
Stitching an idea...the rings left by otters. Colors slightly altered, really more like this:
Although just a tad darker than this. Fabric dyed with black beans and copper pennies.
Posted at 05:27 PM in altered, color, sew | Permalink
This spring I made myself a few new pillows with a wool and cotton stuffing (found here if you want to know). It's beautiful stuffing to work with.
Last weekend I made a new pillow case.
This project involves compromise.
Organic but not local.
Local but not organic.
Posted at 06:40 PM in 30 ways, local or global, sew, sustain/resilient | Permalink