Monday, 29 July 2013

Scratching My Way Back!


Stitching through time


A day of sunshine
followed by a day of rain


Sitting outside enjoying the day
I heard a noisy young crow
nagging his parents for food.
Then I spied him and his parents
weighing down the top of a tall spindly tree.
As I watched
a young merlin suddenly swooshed
in trying to make a meal of the young crow.
Daddy crow shooed young merlin off
but merlin just swooped in again and managed to dislodge them whole family
and they all flew off among the trees in a great hullabaloo.


A day of replenishing all the mason jars.
Beans and seeds and lentils flying everywhere!
Then three busy days allowing only for simple stitched rows.

19 comments:

  1. Crows are always good for a stitch or two! We have a lot of them here and I love watching their busy lives. One thing about them, they are never silent.

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    1. They are staying away after that encounter!

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  2. I know I've said so before, but I just love how you stitch memories into cloth. I am always delighted by your latest scratchings :)

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  3. I haven't been here in a while, but what a blessing today's stitch report is!! I love your cloths SO much!! HuGGs! Debi

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    1. Thanks for dropping by again, Debbie.

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  4. love all those mason jars in stitch.

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    1. It's nice to have the pantry full!

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  5. It's good to see you feeling well again!
    Hullabaloo...yes that is how my crows behave sometimes...I have to admire the parents patience with their noisy youngsters.

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  6. A busy week, what with one thing and another!

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    1. Not so busy....I am in awe of what I used to accomplish in a week before retiring!

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  7. Love the day of sunshine and the day of rain .... all the little
    pieces stitched together ! Or did you start with a new piece
    of cloth, just to continue your scratchings ;-) ?

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    1. Just decided it was time to add in some scraps before starting a new strip of cloth. Might do that again.

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  8. I like to look at the pictures before I read the words, and figure out what you have been doing. Fabulous work this week, the cloud and the sun and the rain are fantastic.

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  9. Yes, the sunny and rainy day stitching is always my favourite style of stitching.

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  10. I just came inside from sharing a whiny baby bird cry with my husband. I loved the story and your stitching.

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  11. What beautiful summery scratchings. I love the fact that these are such small, precious domestic memories.

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  12. What a beautiful record of your day. The crows immediately reminded me of How to Make an American Quilt, but this piece also reminds me of the books British artist Janet Bolton used to create featuring her quilted art.

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