Stories at last (with thanks to all for the birthday wishes in the comments)

June 14, 2021 – Only 4 stitches

Most of the pictures we get from our daughters show the grandkids having a grand time …

Some don’t …

But that’s life, right? And this Remember cloth is, at least at times, true to that.

Likewise, there’s this …

June 15, 2021 – Drawing a blank

a memory of a day spent washing windows and swimming in Meg’s pool.

Then there are the happy days …

June 16, 2021 – Gifted

memorable for the joy that is Deb Lacativa

Last, but not least, our shared Birthday Season, as our birthdays fall one day apart …

June 17, 2021 – Yet another pot

a gift to self for Don’s birthday, found at the Assemblage Contemporary Craftsman Gallery

and a gift to me …

June 18, 2021 – Not button candy

a new assemblage made by Don to commemorate my 65th …

Ripples of peace

When we were in the throes of selling the house, then packing and moving, I didn’t have much creative energy … so I made patches.

Now that we’re settling in, I’m starting to stitch them together …

The light is perfect for iPhone-ography, here showing off the b-side …

And as I began the next row of patches, a working title occurred to me …

Ripples of Peace

Of course, it’s not all fun and games … there are plenty more things to do. Here, for instance, is the tentative layout …

for one of the wall niches …

of which there are two, this being the second …

The niches weren’t my favorite feature of the new house (ditto all the moldings), but they’re growing on me.

It’s about time …

Here’s a long-overdue look at the assemblage Don made last summer for our friends in Colorado …

Entitled The Lewis Expedition, for Pam and Wade’s last name …

it depicts their journey from Williamsburg, Virginia …

to Glenwood Springs, Colorado …

with a major stop along the way for the Outer Banks of North Carolina …

There are details upon details that I simply love, but the coolest thing was finding out that this imagined mountain …

bore a resemblance to the double peak of Mount Sopris, which is visible from the Lewis’s home …

where The Lewis Expedition now resides.