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.

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.

Pillow talk (revised with added images)

The pillows on the couch have seen better days. Which is great, because now I can put my own covers on them.

I’m calling the first pillow Analogous Red. Here’s side one, which is a combination of an old cloth weaving that I recently over-dyed in some pecan brew, surrounded by rows of paperless pieced patches that have been waiting patiently to be used …

Now I’m working on side two …

which is based on Kawandi-style quilts, except I stitched together rows of cloth bits rather than attaching one patch at a time …

and I’m using a combination back and running stitch rather than plain running stitch … with no batting because, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m not very good at following recipes/directions …

Anyway, I’m having a lot of fun and anticipating two more pillows to come. Working titles are Analogous Blue and Analogous Yellow.

And that’s the perfect segue into a look at the Easter eggs I dyed with Griffin yesterday.

We gathered leaves, flowers and berries from the garden and the fridge, wrapped them around the eggs, secured them with paper towels and string, and simmered them for 15 minutes …

Our favorites were the yellow onion skin, blueberry and red onion skin eggs, seen here left front …

Wishing you and yours peace.