Who knew?

You’re supposed to update phone apps? Or they don’t work correctly? I didn’t know that, but now I do and the long-running “Why won’t the WordPress images enlarge?” saga has finally come to a positive conclusion.

So now when you see a bunch of pictures, like this work in progress by Don …

you can click on any one of the images to bring up an enlarged view in what the WordPress Happiness Engineers call a carousel. Wheeeee 😉

Now I’m in the process of going back to past posts to update the galleries so they too will once again enlarge properly. So far I’ve made it back to July 2021. Onward … or is that backward?

Whatever.

Georgia on my mind

Georgia O’Keeffe, that is … and her quote about fitting what you want to do into what needs doing (in my previous post).

How I needed to do laundry. But I really wanted to stitch.

How I needed to go to the grocery store … twice, because the first store didn’t have everything on my list. But I really just wanted to stitch.

How I needed to make lunch, and cut up the melon and pineapple and bananas that I got at the store. But I really, truly wanted to stitch.

Because I’ve been thinking about Georgia and New Mexico. And feeling a little guilty because it didn’t take me a whole day to get groceries in Espanola as Georgia once did. Really, I should be able to find the time to stitch.

But oh do I ever envy her the drives she made between Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu and Espanola. Where the rocks rear up out of the land into a crystal blue sky, each bend in the road more incredible than the last …

I just wanted to stitch a memory of being in that magical place, of the colors and angles …

But no, not that exactly. More like this maybe …

Paper piecing on freezer paper, sketched in pencil on a piece 18” x 18” … we’ll see how it goes … if and when I can get to it.

But first I need to hang the wash … then I need to make the pickles, pasta salad, and chicken salad for dinner tonight.

When really, I mean it … I just want to stitch 😉

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 …