Wednesday, July 1, 2015

In The Woodpile


Another shape created by Nature
that might inspire a stitching.
Eaten away


Being colonized


And even by my own embroidery threads
They get everywhere!
These must be remnants of a day of bundling
by the stream.


And right next to that log 
one that reminded me
that I must get back to my couching
spiralling
round and around.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shoreline Shapes


Many mornings
I trot (slight exaggeration!) along behind the RP's
mind wandering
trance-like
and then all of a sudden
something snaps me back to the present.
Today it was this shape at water's edge....


....and right next to that another one.
Eroded marks
Tidal shapes
reflected.
Think I need to work out how I would stitch these.


Then the black ducks appeared
and reminded me of how my mother
tried in vain to keep the family together as we walked.
She always complained that we looked like a line of ducks.


They made a right turn
and headed straight for us
but it was the ripples in the water
I had to record for stitching's sake.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Scratchings Interrupted


Ripped strips of cloth
couched down
around and around in circles
took over my life
last week
because
there is always a point
after months of work
when I simply can't wait to see 
what the finished piece looks like.


So my plan for the daily scratchings was
to keep it simple
with anything but couching!
However....


In a midweek FT session
we watched in amazement
as our Baby Grand....
took her first steps.
Precious moments recorded

Thursday, June 25, 2015

If You Live in the Maritimes


If you live in the Maritimes


You know that Summer is around the corner


When the lupins bloom.


If you live in the Maritimes
You know you will find
churches with turrets


and churches with pointed steeples
lining the shoreline.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Daily Encounters


 The Black Ducks are getting used to seeing us every morning.


The fox is usually around that early


He waits to see how close we will come.


Back at the house our fiery azalia is in glorious full bloom.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Ebb and Flow of Daily Stitching


Sometimes the wrong side
the shadow side
is more than the front


Sometimes the right side
and the wrong side
compete


Like the ebb and flow
of daily life...


...the ebb and flow of daily stitching.

Monday, June 22, 2015

A Fortnight Scratched


Scratching time


A week


My least favourite stitch
Lazy daisy ticks
marching across the land
but I didn't give them legs.


RP Kayla is doing very well
after being discharged from the vets
thus discharged stitching.


We attacked the front flower bed
Grasses and suchlike have invaded
Drastic digging going on!