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Change.   One of the realities that I have come to appreciate over time is more than one things at a time.  I stopped worrying about trying to control that. Probably, I don't remember when, I just let it all become ONE thing. Because it is. But then, like with most revelations, I forgot. Not on my own probably but with the help of the constant bullshit that is used to render us part of a machine. I'd rather be a flower. I just remembered. I think I am sharing, but then there is al...
Tags: Crafts, Feel Free, Sympathetic Evolution, Natural Order, Design Mending, How It Might Happen, Self Discovery, Dream/thought Catching, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective, Season/change


Just Here

F rom the Kitchen. A small tall section of wall is all the wall there is. It's a dark day. I would like to make a big long cloth to hang here.  Right now,  a few pieces of the past, including a painting by my son while in high school, I like it because of the cloth in it. And of course it brings back memories.  Especially in these days when I cannot see him. He never liked it much.  I remember my Mom hanging stuff in her house that I never liked much. Maybe it's just natural for older...
Tags: Home, Crafts, Life, continuing aka Just Going, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


March tease

Almost 70 . Yesterday. Ha, like me! Rain, sun, wind, fog. No snow. That's coming next along with cold. The Japanese Andromeda bloomed. Must have been overnight. Reminding me that life goes on even when it doesn't. New York, they say, now has 40% of all cases in the country. The car won't start, even after replacing the battery. The small repair shop within walking distance, a loooong walk, is thankfully still open. We'll see.  I saw my first groundhog this morning. He comes to ...
Tags: Crafts, New York, Kindness, Spring, Alignment, Gift Giving, Online Classes, Simpler Times, Grateful, Moons, How It Might Happen, continuing aka Just Going, Large Cloth, Dyeing, Spirit Cloth Diaries, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


How it might Happen

W here, when we begin. What is added. And then what will be taken away. What we do about it. And why. How? Honestly, I feel suddenly privileged to be taken down a few notches. To be a bit more sure about unsure... and still keep going. This is just an audio test, talking and not planning what to say. I learn from just saying. Your browser does not support the audio element.   So if the audio works here, (Here is a link if you see no player) I'll start talking my way into what ...
Tags: Crafts, Audio, Sympathetic Evolution, Design Mending, How It Might Happen, Becoming more or less, continuing aka Just Going, The Beast-spirit, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


It's Not

N ot life as usual, although I can pretend. Life is flashing before my eyes. I am not focused on anything in particular. I probably posted this pic before. It's Dad and me. It hangs over my table now. I think of Dad in Spring. Yes, his birthday is around now but it is the season, the garden, the simple love of life that bring him here to me. How he was right about so many simple things. I remember him saying, "Everything is just growing". I remember him as a blanket. So many bits and pie...
Tags: Crafts, Life, Time, Stars, Season, Spring, Workshops, Online Classes, Simpler Times, continuing aka Just Going, Old Cloth, Mom and Dad, Blanket-human Wrapping Cloth, The Wishing Kind, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


In Perspective

S ome Sadness I guess as I glanced from the window off the Bigger Bedroom. The view from outside the porch.  Suddenly I thought I knew how it felt, more clearly, the confinement. But then, it was more clearly how it might just seem from outside. He is safe. Healthy. Reconsidering boundaries. Loved. And more loving. From inside you would never know. Pinned to the center of the Endless Wishing cloth (a larger cloth) today. The March stray. Alone but not. Sheltered from the storm. Again. Thought...
Tags: Crafts, Love, Workshops, Feel Free, Grateful, Cloth as shelter, continuing aka Just Going, Large Cloth, Endless Wishing cloth, Clarity (now Known As Blur-ity, Dream/thought Catching, Context/frames Of Mind, Stray Cat/self Series, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


So Ok. Ok.

(day 25) S tretch.Smile.Continue. Not what I had in mind...But what I had. It could work. I'm considering what I call a Hunker Down workshop. Here. Perhaps I just renamed part 3 of Patchwork in Perspective. Large cloth and anything else that gets us through this.  But of course as always, I'm not sure what I am thinking.
Tags: Crafts, Joy, Ceremony, How It Might Happen, continuing aka Just Going, Scraps Of Self, Vibrating Outward, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


Day 8

  A nd So on a lighter note, a little small cloth, the catnip square. You know, when you have a few 1" puzzle pieces left over... and What if ? It's important for me to be able to lighten up. Laugh.  Not to be too full of myself.
Tags: Crafts, Faces, Joy, Squares, Small Cloth, What- If -wednesday, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


Day 7

  A New Sense of personal achievement. There are 3 bedrooms in this house. One large one and 2 very small ones.  One has my studio tables and a window you need to stand up to look out of.  And then a smaller room with the same sort of window. I envision it to be a guest room if we need one. This room, below.  Just about big enough for a bed.  And some bigger cloth. The Small Room. With more wall space than floor space. Reserved for Deeper Cloth. Less has been said about these cloths. But t...
Tags: Home, Crafts, Scale, Walls, Online Classes, Don, Becoming more or less, Measuring, Large Cloth, Considering/reconsidering, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


Slow ClothWork

A t Eye level... I was thinking.  So many cloths to be hung, I said to myself, not considered finished. Not including the Sanity Series which needs to remain rolled for the moment. That's a private collection.  My purpose was to look, touch, maybe stitch, and then let go.  Making space for big cloth. Big cloth going forward.  But now I want to look at all of them. Feel the volume of them. Feel the scope of them. Feel them. Gather their stories. And most importantly, see them as Patches...
Tags: Crafts, Looking, Ceremony, Scraps Of Self, Documenting Old Work, Filling Space, The Sense-feel, Holding Pattern, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


After Pancakes

  T hank you for your warm Birthday wishes. It was a quiet day with a bit too much food. And wine. And a bit of mending in between. An Oven Mitt Makeover... Long time Travelling Companions. Then a note to self, make yourself useful in some small way, each and every day.
Tags: Crafts, Grateful, Usefulness, Mending, 21st Century Rags, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


Mind Games part 2

  I think maybe this post should've could've been over at Thought Catching (Patchwork in Perspective, part 1)  But I think it just needed to be here, for now, before I begin again over there.  Today, and for the last few days actually, my thoughts have been about thinking. About changing my mind actually. I am going to talk, just  test, for talking here, in this new place. Practice. Let's give it a try... Your browser does not support the audio element. alternative au...
Tags: Crafts, Audio, Season, Transformation, Alignment, Layers, Feel Free, Suns, Symbols, Moons, How It Might Happen, Soul-o, Becoming more or less, continuing aka Just Going, Considering/reconsidering, Dream/thought Catching


A little Mush

  A nd In case you are still looking, a Heart of Gold . I found one a while ago and I am grateful because I'm getting old.  Just, just have a love ly day.
Tags: Crafts, Hearts, Skitch Skatch, A Little Holiday Cloth, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


G ood Morning! Just a little Long Cloth. Unrolling some of the small things from small cloth, cobbled together before and during the move. This, Just a Simple Place . ( in the Threadcrumbs Shop this morning ) Settling in for a cold weekend. A couple of days for Considering and Reconsidering all at once. And a big Moon. The Big Moon has solidified my desire to return to Larger Cloth. I've one more segment of Patchwork in Perspective (my final sharing series) to complete. Building a Big...
Tags: Crafts, Questions, Lions, How It Might Happen, Large Cloth, Travelling Companions, Considering/reconsidering, Long Cloth/pathworks, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective, Simple Place


Bigger Cloth, higher ground

For a while, smaller cloth. But the unrolling has been a reminder. Coma here again, still ragged and raw, still holding together after years and years. A documentary, a teacher, a blanket, a world. A timekeeper. A journal. An open heart. Something as simple a upside down (or inside-out)patchwork. That thought caught, tried. Tested. Remembered in the wee hours of a cold rainy morning. An unfinished wishing star that says it doesn't matter. An early Deb Lacativa dyed cloth that celebrates ...
Tags: Crafts, Pandora, Gift Giving, Coma, Remembering, Becoming more or less, Documenting Old Work, Cloth is like a world, Large Cloth, Timekeepers, Blanket-human Wrapping Cloth, Context/frames Of Mind, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective, Deb Lacativa


Building with nothing

  The word Poof . For the magic of appearing and disappearing. Though, I think, basically a kind of sudden unexplained change in what and where without a lot of why. And perhaps, a bit later, wondering how.  More commonly though, linked to the disappearing part. As is nowhere, nothing. Gone. I stitched a little patch of Poof back here . And I was gone for a while. But was I? I worked around the patch "log cabin" style (which is like building a basket). I guess, because, for me, poof is a place...
Tags: Crafts, Magic, Cloth as shelter, In Between, Placekeeping, Sanity, Nine Lives Patch, Large Cloth, 9(forever, Components Aka Loose Patches, Dream/thought Catching, Context/frames Of Mind, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


In Perspective

Lives. In Pieces. Held together. Homemaking.  This is another view. From behind but not too far back. Under the porch you can see the basement, which is mostly above ground. Wood can get stored under there. It doesn't get wet. But the shower is leaking into the basement. We will try to fix that before considering a door to the outside on ground level.  The old raised bed is soft enough to dig in. And it is a square! I dug a hole yesterday. Spread some new compost. You can see another home of...
Tags: Home, Crafts, Alignment, Layers, Design Mending, How It Might Happen, Context/frames Of Mind, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


Come sit a while...

A whisper. Just This. This, this softening of the stone. Stone walls. Trees fallen and standing. Beds of leaves. This place. First stitches here, I actually found a small piece of green velvet on top of the first box of scrap that I unpacked this morning when I said to myself, Moss. I need Moss. Just nine from some small squares left over from Small Cloth class. Ready.  Nine for softness in winter. Nine for a place to rest. The velvet was too small.  I worked on it, backing the center with ...
Tags: Crafts, Moss, Place, Cloth is like a world, Nine Lives Patch, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


 

  Poo f Ag ain.    just to say a little more.   No, not  back, we are actually just Going. It's been   a long ride just getting it all prepared here, but real change is on the horizon. This will not be an easy move. Many hurdles ahead. There will be less. There is no functioning heat where we are going and although it is not winter yet, it is winter a bit early, as you know, here on the east coast. It's ok, we will work it out but we will be going back and forth for a...
Tags: Home, Crafts, Balance, Transformation, Alignment, Cloth is like self, Becoming more or less, Sanity, Less, Dots And Circles, Long Cloth/pathworks, Context/frames Of Mind, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective


Slow Fall. Free Fall.

S till warm but cold coming. I hope so because this place has come to depend on it. My main objective this week is to get everything downstairs. Empty the lofts.  Ready to roll out the door. We negotiated 30 days to get out after closing, which makes it all softer.  I will leave the houseplants that my son doesn't take.  His place is already like botanical gardens. There is not enough light in the new place. Yet. And hey ragmates, there is new content added to the last post (puzzle blo...
Tags: Home, Crafts, Season, Patchwork(mostly In Perspective