Tuesday, November 26, 2013

72 blocks :: five & six + thankful

There's a new element to these blocks I am working on. Some bits on the edges that will connect with others along the way. This #six with the little bur oak leaf and the tangle running off the edge is the first one of many to come.

I am thankful to be spending the next five days on happy holiday with my boys and so thankful for dear family and friends we will see along the way. Highlights will surely be: good company, good food and good times. I wish the same for you and yours.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

the similarities

I found *this post* from one year + one month ago and it's in a way comforting - the similarities. Thoughts this time of year are still about staying warm, but we are all a year older and some of us a year bigger.

My youngest has graduated to reading chapter books but I am still stitching leaves.

I finished this one on the curtain this morning - started last year but I was in a hurry to just get it up into the window to insulate the room. Now it's done and in the window again.

I like the changing of the seasons and the rhythm in it all - quiet momentum.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Bits of warm in the cold. A little something for the winter holidays - in progress.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

72 blocks :: # four

This is block number four, with a few of the other walnut dipped fabric blocks placed underneath, just for the photo.

Fall colors are fading and we had our first snow on Tuesday. I always want to remember the yellow of the sugar maples. All season long they have something to give.

This one block at a time process is very portable, manageable and satisfying. I am seeing them each as puzzle pieces with their own imagery that will eventually become a part of a whole. But what I would really like is to stop over-thinking the whole at this point in the process and really be with each block as I am making it.

72 blocks started not so long ago... here.

Monday, November 11, 2013

sugar maples in November

Golden inspiration. It has that same pleasant overwhelming of the senses, like with all the white of snow, but in yellow and gold.

Friday, November 1, 2013


A little reminder to myself - to try and keep it that way. Simple.