Listen to the road

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

More Applique

After ironing freezer paper to the felt body on this galloping little horse
I was able to cut my sketch with little stretching. Then just peeled it off
so I could applique and embroider the details. The wax surface held just
long enough for cutting-no residue.
I ordered a bit of silk velvet for more applique. Somehow hearts came from
working with soft velvet. The sewing down was so gentle, velvet seems 
to love being sewn. I know I enjoyed the feel of it under my needle.

Years ago I used to carve stamps so got them out and experimented.
Dated my Ranger Archival black ink pad when I opened it 2/24/14.
It was a soft grey on fabric now ( a bit dry). Perfect for soft impressions.

The grand boy is visiting. Harry Potter marathon and a happy puppy
who loves running after him. Good long days to enjoy.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Slow Moving Rainstorm and Relief

All day the rumbling thunder carried from miles away. 
Humidity long building up was heavy in the air.
We watered tomato plants and listened to weather reports.

Thunder woke sleeping  pups and napping old folks with books open on our chests.
We'd been waiting for this storm all day but it crept in after dark.
Giving surrounding cornfields a good, long drink and singing us all to sleep.
I do so love this world and our good place in it.


Monday, June 10, 2019


For 2 days I went thru unfinished cloth from studying online with Jude.
I reclaimed fabric, harem cloth and ideas as I took apart stitches. Ideas that got
stuck in the making but kept the energy of making in them as I snipped stitches.

became this
A darker force threatening and a fiercer lion to protect.
The difference between a pretend lion suit and the real thing.

While I was looking into protective animals this guy showed up.
My what big teeth you have.

Thursday, June 6, 2019


 The pup was finally old enough to come home this past weekend. We picked
him up from near Charlottesville, Va and the poor guy howled all the
way home (2 hrs). Then we let him loose in the front yard and
he did a happy dance!

Now this is what I see when I look down.

Life is good.