New moons

Up until now, the Moon Myth bases have been made before the moon patches. Now, as the moon wanes, I have turned the process around …

The waning gibbous is thrifted white damask (50 cents) and Deb Lacativa  dyed cloth (priceless) reverse appliquéd with thrifted charcoal gray linen ($2).
The last quarter moon on the right is worked on indigo shibori cotton dyed at Maura Ambrose’s workshop several years ago, sandwiched around a thrifted white damask hem ($1).
There were a few also-ran moons which may or may not make the final cut …

And good news: we have been in a long spell of no rain, but ever since Fiona’s peace weather-gram and Barry’s piece of peace (more on that later) were hung on our porch thermometer …

it has been raining …

Sadly, but true to the land of flood and drought, the almost-bone-dry Blanco River, home of these rock cairns down the road from us  …

has now risen and washed them all away …

If you have Facebook, you may be able to see (and hear) video of the Blanco River.

Skipping ahead

Page 8 of Moon Myth

because I’m still working on pages 6 and 7.
And yes, the clouds are vintage damask dyed by Deb Lacativa … 

the rain is kantha on repurposed faux ikat worked with a single strand of DMC cotton floss … the lightning worked in Jude’s split backstitch using some of the silk I gathered for the wedding handkerchief project.