flat style australian reverse piano hinge

Making handmade books I made a model of this easy binding with some hand dyed papers that were floating around. My favorite papers this year combined blueberry leaves and sumac berries.

profusion of patchwork

More nine patches for the couch cover I’m making. I’ve sketched out the overall design on graph paper so I sort of know where I’m going with it. Just need to make three more...

stitching in sunshine

After a terminally gloomy yesterday, today has glorious sunshine and still no power. Taking some time to stitch down one of Spiritcloth’s threadcrumbs onto a nine patch. Hard to see the glints of the...

nine patch

Making a few nine patch squares today. I cut these out months ago and just yesterday ironed them to prepare for stitching by hand. Not sure of their final destination – either a throw...

local eucalyptus

I found some locally grown eucalyptus for sale at the farmer’s market. Bought a spray for $2.00 and enjoyed it in a vase for a week or so. Then printed with it. Arranged on...

found object, halloween

Found this strange object on the beach at Jellison’s Cove this morning while foraging seaweed. My best guess is a sealskin? It was lightly hairy and quite thick, but very clean like it had...

relish green tomatoes

Nine half pints of green tomato relish. Good recipe for using surpluses like green tomatoes, imperfect apples, onions, garlic, peppers. Farmgirl Susan’s No Sugar Green Tomato Relish