Thursday, May 30, 2013

summer begins

I set aside some time this afternoon to really feel the quiet. At our house, summer begins tomorrow - the last day of school. I am looking forward to the daily company of my two sweet boys, and the pup is going to love having them home to play.

Things have a way of getting busy in the summer, even though in many ways we are slowing down.

I have plans to keep on stitching but I might not be posting here very often for the next few months. Thanks to all who continue to check in here.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


I love all the twisty little seedlings busting free from their organized beginning. There are always nine patches too.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

situation :: part 2

I went back the next evening to have a look at the mayapple and at first thought he had made some progress in breaking free. But then I realized it was a different leaf. I looked around a bit more and saw at least six leaves in the same situation. So... I decided to just set the first one free - knowing there would be others to watch as they tried to work it all out.

I think I may darken my painted and stitched leaf - to make that pale ring glow just a little more. I really like the way these mayapple leaves resemble huge green flowers.

This was a completely different leaf - looking a lot like a bloom.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Our spring has been full - in lots of good ways, including a nightly walk in the wonderful spring weather to wear out the boys and the pup. Last night on just such a walk I spotted this mayapple - unable to open to its umbrella of a leaf because of a situation with some leaf litter.

I am wondering if it might end up marked in some way - in a special way because of how things started. I am thinking tie-dye and resist. Going to try and check in on the real leaf later on - see how it might turn out.