Monday 25 September 2017

Stacked Stones

Stones on cloth squares are piling up
patiently waiting to be assembled
beneath studio tables bits and pieces of other projects are 
wait patiently in their baskets.

Tracking or trekking across ocean smoothed stones

 Sometimes the fabric is everything.

A surprisingly creamy mustard stone
Don't often see those around here.

An astonishing heart of stone.

Very strange

A simple linen smock on a burgundy red pebble.

Streaked by time.

Monday 18 September 2017

Stitching Stones Under Clear September Skies

An indigo vat has been sitting in the garden
beneath pale indigo skies

....I'm not a lover of blue

Leftover from a navy blue uniform
and unhappy school days!
My, oh,  my,
that was well over fifty years ago!

So it really was time to give blue a try again!

My favourite dipping is mostly white
with thin blue streaks.
It could well end up being used.

Have to say I do like the pale indigo skies
of Summer.

The darker blues
will be harder for me to use
but rusty markings might help!

Monday 11 September 2017

Shaped Through the Ages

A sone that fits neatly in my hand
a speckled lozenge

A tiny smooth apostrophe
Love the colour of this one
but I must have marked it with stitch at night
because only now I have noticed the brown speckles.
I had stitched in my outline of brown dots just to add a bit of interest.
I find the lighting changes in every room of the house
and the marks or shapes I see change in every type of light.

 A beautifully simple nearly perfect circle.

A slice of pie
Pumpkin pie perhaps

As I stitched my marks I realized
this shape was house shaped
Though I see the actual stone has a flatter roof
How the heck did I trace around that one?!
Must have changed the angle of the pencil
as I drew around it
or perhaps moved the stone in the process.
It is often hard to keep the stone still
because many are lumpy bumpy!

A melting snowball shape.
Funny what comes to mind.

My heart goes out to those in the Caribbean and Florida
who have been devastated by Hurricane Irma.
What a monster of a storm.

Saturday 9 September 2017

When Things Slow Down

Things slow down and priorities change
when Brett and Amber come to town.
We enjoyed hiking my favourite trail along the Fundy Shore
but when the young ones intended hiking the really long trails
us old folk (and that includes the Rusty Pups!) stayed at home.

So that is why last week's stones got delayed....
....because of a happy visit.
This stone I like
It's happy
It makes me think of when the travelling fair came to town
when the boys were young.

This one also tickles my fancy
A sprinkling of stars

Love the stone
my interpretation....not so much!
Oh, well.
Sometimes one just can't do them justice.

Purple Haze


Time worn crevices.

so often the most beautiful.

As we hiked I spied some marks
which will surely find a place in a stitching one day.

Be safe