Listen to the road

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sewing lately

Just about every day this week I spent sewing. Having time to make story cloths is
the best gift I've given myself in many years. These are quiet stories around our yard lately.
Here's the cherry tree going from pink eye cloud blossom stage to covering the earth with blossom confetti.

Sheep running to dinner in the evening.

The two redbud trees leaning together for a chat.

Flowers with the late sunset behind.

And this is the current state of the Nags Head story cloth. I've seen a buffalo
walking on the beach there so a buffalo may show up on this before it's done.

I appreciate your comments and any feedback on these! I get so inspired with what
you all are doing.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Cherry blossom time

The cherry tree out front as I saw it when it was full of blossoms yesterday morning.
White blossoms with pink eyes. They grew in shapes along the trunk.

And this is the tree this morning, going into the green stage.

If you use felted wool in your applique here is a great source on Etsy for hand dyed
wool in interesting patterns...quiltingacres
I just treated myself to a box-happy birthday to me!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


I've been sewing.
Daylight savings time

Windy cedar trees

Umbrella trees

And Stella visited story time.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Miss Spot

She's one of the first
sheep we brought home as a one year old lamb in 2000. This winter we watched as she
carried on as always. The past week I've noticed a decline and have given her extra
attention and food. The younger ewes stay close. Something that seems like respect. This morning I thought she'd gone but she was only sleeping in an odd position.

I realized how much she'd taught us over the years. Hers was the first joyful
lamb born here. And she's lived a very long life. I'm happy these are warm days for
her to eat the new grass as she hobbles around taking frequent naps. This is a time
of passing and appreciation, not too sad at all. My heart is full and grateful to this animal for what she's taught and shared.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sweet March lambs

What a happy surprise this morning...twin ewe lambs!

Lovely white crosses on their faces. Graham ram's pretty daughters with Judy, a people curious 2 year old. Judy comes up to the sliding door and jumps up to ask
what's happening.

This is one of the sweetest times of year for us.