Yellow courage

It lifts my spirits looking at all this yellow. Long strips stitched down on both sides with Deb Lacativa’s dyed floss (2 strands). Now to start on the short sides. 23 of them (one...

Field of yellow

A cloudy morning. Perfect for stitching together a field of yellow. I started with three longer strips, then ripped a pile of short strips and wove them together. It’s very pleasant to feel a...

Gathering

I put gathering threads in my long strip of red and purple. Then I made some shapes with it, for fun. Then I positioned it on the base. The gathering threads are visible in...

Sunny and warm

Finally the weather is warming up at night, and it’s okay to plant. I’ve been invoking sunshine and warmth with my patchwork project. It’s moving steadily forward. It’s easy to choose a small section...

Sunshine quilt

I collected cloth from my stash to piece together for a small quilt. Focusing on yellow because I’ve been feeling much more optimistic on sunny days. Then I had to add some purple, magenta...

pockets!

When I try on my robe, my hands automatically reach for what was not there…until today! I cut the pockets out of the well-loved but worn-out pants and pinned them into place. Then stitched...

a made place…

I reread Robert Duncan’s poem “Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow” yesterday. Found the initial stanzas very relevant to the robe I am making. as if it were a scene made-up...