– A week’s worth

Today’s patch was the color of warmth as we thawed out from our week in St Louis …

Patch #48

Just after we left, Melissa’s refrigerator died so they had to pitch all their food, even though temperatures outside were low enough to do the job. Irony abounds.
As promised, I revised the patches made during the trip, with half of the famed arch appearing with our arrival …
bracketed by the other half of the arch upon our departure …

In between there is blue jean mending on Patch #43 …

Melissa’s kitchen towel saying added to Patch #44 (which I still need to document more fully) …

and the complete do-over on Melissa’s birthday Patch #45 …

After which I wondered how my random patch lengths for February were adding up compared to the last seventeen January patches. Amazingly, the difference was less than half an inch. 
Who needs rulers?

– Anchors aweigh

For the first time in 45 days, I’m really not happy with a patch. So today’s patch will remain unattached until yesterday’s patch can be redone (when we get back to Texas since I don’t have enough fuchsia linen left) …
Patch #46

I chose green because we’re already talking about when we’re heading back to St Louis … most likely in April to do a good Spring pruning.
And here’s a quick look at the reveal for Melissa’s kitchen towel …

I cropped the initial photo lest she never speak to me again. After which we tucked in to birthday eats.
Dinner was lasagna with homemade sauce and pasta. Dessert was strawberry trifle with candles …

and ginger snap cookies …

A fuller accounting of the towel will follow soon, but with only hours left of our time in St Louis, there are more important things to tend to. Off I go …

– Rockin’ it

A bit of lichen-dyed muslin …

Patch #36

because it reminds me of Don’s rock gardens …
Kinda cool that a local lichen makes cloth the color of local rock.
Mostly though, I’ve been working on Melissa’s birthday present. Here’s another sneak peek …

Time’s slipping away … here’s hoping I make the deadline.