Category: stitching

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...

Covering up

I feel an urgency about covering up the purple sheet fabric on the robe. Gravitating toward dark colors and silks. Ripping and pinning and piecing. I’m thinking of the project in phases: large, medium,...