Tea time

Here’s my first go at making something out of tea bags …

I’m really not at all sure what to call it, nor do I have any sense of what to do with it …

except maybe just leave it where the light can shine through …

And don’t you just love Deb Lacativa’s Dirty Threads?

Tea bag

India Flint has just published a new book entitled bagstories and is running an online class on Facebook. Never one to do things exactly as detailed, I decided to try making my bag out of used tea bags, with the following result (so far) …

I’m not accustomed to working dimensionally, so while I was very comfortable stitching the first part of the project, here shown inside …

and out …

I really have no earthly idea where it’s headed next.
By the way, the stitching was done with Deb Lacativa’s “Dirty Threads.” I was delighted to read in her post today 
that she plans to be dyeing more in the Spring!

On the eve of the lunar eclipse

I woke at five this morning, as I often do, to find moonlight streaming in our west bedroom window. Putting on my glasses, I found the almost-full moon too bright to look at directly.

Tomorrow will be different. As I write this, the sun is chasing the moon westward to Australia, where the earth will step between the two, thereby creating a shadowmoon that will dance its way around the world.
So my thoughts are much with the kindred spirits down under, where the summer sun reigns and the shadowmoon will be at its fullest. 
Mo, who so faithfully records the full moon on her blog
Barry, whose peace gifts 
are such a wonder …

Fiona, one of whose letterpress postcards
has flown here …

to join with other paper treasures from her hand …

And because I didn’t want to mar the postcard with my less-than-satisfactory machine stitching, I opted to slow stitch this time …

to much better effect methinks …

And then there’s India Flint, 
who was a major inspiration in my eco-dye trials, some of which were more …
or less successful …

but which play quite nicely together …

and will join these tea bag squares as I participate her upcoming online bagstories project …

There’s more, but I will keep silent for now except to note this sign just appeared next door …