Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

tula tuesday::week 10

from tula pink's City Sampler, block #21.
(using a smidge of Charlie Harper fabric).

we are in the midst of yet another march snowstorm
and i was inspired 
by a walk i took with a mug of tea
in the flurries.


Thursday, March 8, 2018

tula thursday::week 9

 (sorry for the delay. life got in the way of tuesday's usual posting).

from tula pink's City Sampler, block #79.
(using a precious birdie scrap from Ink and Spindle and some 
of the brushstroke print from Umbrella Prints).

inspired by birds out at the feeders, in a frenzy
due to an impressive march snowstorm, still raging outside.

p. s. i finally got my car back yesterday,
after 9 1/2 weeks at the spa.
this is what she looked like on new year's eve afternoon...
now she looks fabulous once again.
i really missed her.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

who cooks for you?

Batman is an eternal optimist and an amateur astronomer.
He believes that spring begins on march first.

Yesterday, after researching who does business with the NRA,
I had to unwind my mind and heart with a tromp 
along the boundaries here at a bit of earth.
The vernal streams were filled with snowmelt
and gurgled over and under the stone walls.

The sun hangs longer in the sky in the late afternoon
and fills the living room with the softest light.

We got home in the dark last night to hear a barred owl
hooting in the trees by the driveway.
Batman saw his outline in the moonlight,
then he flew away on silent wings.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

tula tuesday::week 8

back to some more muted bit of earth colors...

from tula pink's City Sampler, block #32.

(stitched with a bit of screened fabric from bookhou,
purchased years ago, and leftover from this tea cozy).

Sunday, February 25, 2018

meditative pincushion

"meditative pincushion"
instructions from making magazine,
No. 3/DOTS.

stitched with home grown, hand dyed indigo
and sashiko thread.

snowy sunday sewing.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

lots of sewing, some dreaming about sowing

 maggie b needed a spot to store a toy and a book or two 
in her tiny brooklyn kitchen.
i popped this in the mail.

 today i was remembering the warm summer breezes in august 2016,
when i harvested my indigo and dyed some linen.
i stitched up these lavender sachets today, to gift to my friend terry.
i had my first professional massage with her a few weeks ago.

this wallhanging went out to tuscon, az.
it's a very belated wedding gift for two courageous
young educators.
their partnership is grounded in peace and justice work.

this past weekend batman and i ordered our veggie seeds from

in the midst of daily life, with its chores, routines, work and barrage of news
it's just a delight to have the sanctuary of my sewing studio and dreams of
the upcoming growing season. 

sew and sow.


how are you navigating the last bit of february, dear friends?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

tula tuesday::week 7

another tula tuesday block, inspired by lizi boyd's 
fun children's book,  I Wrote You a Note.

(lizi's illustration at the top of the photo,
my interpretation below it).

from tula pink's City Sampler, block #11