Listen to the road

Monday, May 16, 2022

Sewing again-Wolf and cubs

                                      This very cat like wolf in an illustration of a pebble mosaic of   


  • a Roman myth caught my attention. The wolf reminds me of two people in a Horse Suit.
  • Seems like the front person has a more jaunty attitude than the
  • back person? It cracks me up and I wonder if the person who made the
  • mosaic also got a chuckle.  I love the pointy teeth, manic smile
  • and crossed front legs. She could be getting ready to make an appearance
  • on a vaudeville stage. So happy to sew again!

    • oo

    Friday, January 28, 2022

    Brokem finger on (of course) my right hand

     I'm not posting a photo because you really don't want to see this finger. When the ortho surgeon

    walked in the room he said 'oh no' after seeing the x-ray. Life is not the same. So, until after 

    surgery and healing no sewing. Baa!

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    Kawanabe Kyosai

    Kyosai is the artist who made the woodblock in my last post (1831 - 1889).

    There's another print of the tiger being captured 'live' by a Norwegian.

    Thursday, November 25, 2021

    Tiger (captured live) considers his future dinner

     I considered how to work with his woodblock print (I'll post the artist and
    name when I come out of my  turkey stuper'. Without using paper piecing.
    I think this works althought the lights could have been darkened a little. I can see why Jude uses single strand embroidery floss. It's so much easier to match colors.

    I hope you're enjoying this day It's sunny and cold in Eastern Va. Great sewing weather.

    Saturday, November 13, 2021

    Princess Tamatori Steals Ryujin's Jewel

     There's a LOT going on in this woodcut by Utagawa Kuniyoshi. I love the action

    and the lines of movement in it. The story is that the dragon, Ryujin, an Ocean Kami (god)

    very well loved in the culture of Japan has had his jewel stolen. You can see this jewel tucked

    under the Princess' left arm. It's supposed to be a huge pearl. All of Ryujin's ocean helpers,

    Jellyfish and small fish, are in the fight to retake the jewel. I just had to sew on this.

    I wove  a length of cloth and cut it in half for the top and bottom.

    Then added some of the Paper piecing on the sides. The moons always want to be

    to be in on things. This desktop will not let me size, center or change

    or work with type sizes. I have no idea how this will come up. 

    Fingers crossed.

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021

    A great find and well worth restoring


    I noticed this beautiful cloth bag at my local thrift store.

    Then I turned it over...

    and fell in love. I'll be restoring some of the broken threads.

    Every once in a while something as beautiful as this finds me.

    Cool and dry now after big rain last night.

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    Dark Comedy


    In keeping with the spooky season, I've decided my approach to all this will

    be dark comedy. This way I'll stay away from hurt or blame and just try to figure out what the heck 

    went on. Social issues were to blame more than anything else but we were a crazy bunch. I'm laughing