All over the place

So much-ness … dyeing with windfall lichen gathered with our Austin grandkids …

playing with miniature bookmaking (and no, this is NOT the way to do it, but it photographed beautifully) …

this is more like it …

Inspired by Annick, I played with letters, names …

wondering how they might find their way onto cloth.

Meanwhile, the yard is slowly becoming, so different from the Hill Country, but yet …

echoes of that time continue.

And of course, there is stitching …

and learning, how linen and flannel may not nestle as well as one might hope …

but well enough …

And last is best, as stitching down this tiny bit of cloth …

the naming of the larger bed cloth came to me …

my heart’s compass.

Therapy

I’ve been loving Acey’s collage challenge and my mind is bubbling with ideas for today’s treasure box prompt, but …

I have missed cloth. And as the impeachment trial begins, hard on the heels of the angst-inducing gun rights rally in my one-time home state of Virginia, I crave the calming, familiar rhythm of stitch.

So this then, row upon row of discontinuous backstitch in variegated Valdani #12 perle cotton …

which looks like running stitch …

but when worked on the “wrong side” it leaves a wonderfully wonky trail of stitches on the “right side” …

And since I’m testing the new light box …

here are some progressively closer views (because I very much like progressive views) …

And pulling back, the big picture of a thrift store linen shirt, previously dyed with windfall lichen …

and obviously not ironed anytime recently. Nor is it destined to be.

Out of sight

It’s that time of the year, when I can’t show you what I’m up to without revealing someone’s gift.

Fortunately, I’m still puttering around with this cloth (although I honestly have no idea where I’m going with it) …

and our tree has been decorated, so there’s that to show …

The grandkid “bunk” room is ready and waiting, with three mattresses stacked into an erstwhile sofa (or trampoline, more likely) …

Don has been working his usual holiday magic on the front porch, but it’s raining, so I’m taking a pass on photographing the garage for now …

And I’m well-pleased with how the stitch/guest room is coming along. The closet doors have been removed to make my “pantry” more accessible …

I’ve hung a bunch of pictures on one wall …

but the facing wall is blank …

Waiting for another day …