Good times

I’m making this pillow top up as I go …

Which is to say, what else is new? Or more like “same old, same old,” as these were inspired by ancient petroglyphs from New Mexico …

In other news, we got to see Parker and her best friend in their first recital …

Last, but not least: G’s latest baseball win and P’s latest painting (which PopPop deemed worthy of framing) …

So yeah, it’s all good.

Always we begin again

I wanted to do another pillow cover, this time with something I don’t usually use: all new cloth from Stitch in Dye, gifted by Meg last Christmas. The colors were reminiscent of New Mexico, so I tore strips and patches and began to baste them down with thoughts of the petroglyphs at La Cieneguilla in Santa Fe …

But it looked too orderly compared to the real thing …

So I started over …

And will see where it takes me …

It’s a lot (aka no wonder I haven’t been stitching)

Parker’s fifth birthday, her first real party, at the Wildflower Center …

Logan’s prom pix …

Parker’s birthday continued …

Celebrating Meliss during her nurse pinning in St Louis (Jake and Jace missing out due to illness) …

And then graduation day (when Jace recovered enough to join us for dinner) …

Of course, no visit to St Louis would be complete without ice cream and art and music and more ice cream (this time with Jake, too) …

Meanwhile, back in Austin …

All topped of with a full moon eclipse visible from my stitching chair window …

Life is full and very very good.