Thursday 29 April 2021

Making Colour

Before lockdown started here yesterday
Diane and Grace and myself happy spent Tuesdays
playing with dyepots.
Madder was one of our first choices

Black Hollyhock surprised us with a deep dark smokey blue.
I actually liked it!

We are very excited to have 
a brand new grower of pant dyes in the Annapolis Valley

I think it was their Black Coreopsis
that gave us a very nice green.
I know
I should keep better records!

I can understand some folk wanting to do nothing but dye.
The magic of reaching into a dye pot 
and pulling out a new colour
is very addictive.

I hope you there are lots of colours in your day today.

Monday 26 April 2021

Blue on Blue and a bit of Rust

Blue on the design wall
 Pinned over lots of colour waiting for attention.
Rusted blue linen tablecloth
My old denim dress torn into strips and couched down into rocks
Rocks are circles
Blue shibori moon
Moons are circles.

Moonlit rock circles

Loving the shibori moon
Need to do more of that.

Rocky shoreline
Beneath full blue moons
We are circled by rocks
We have a coastal community in Nova Scotia called Blue Rocks.

Rust can always be found amidst shoreline rocks.

It needs to rest right now as I decide
if more stitching is needed.
I am a fan of excessive stitching!

Whether to stitch inside the rock circles
surround the rocks with stitch.
Don't know yet.
But for now I've had my fill of blue!

I hope you too can play with a colour you you never use!

Saturday 24 April 2021

Bits and Pieces


April is coming to an end and yet still it snows
But loving the dots created by dripping trees as the day warms up

There is proof, however, that nature's critters 
know summer will soon be here.
One critter, Handy Hubby, 
had the foresight to build a shelf in case the robin's returned.
He thought they would prefer to use his shelf
A shelf is surely more comfortable than a hose
which we really need to use in the summer!
Hope you can see his very smart shelf!

For several days just a pile of straw sat on the hose
but several days later
a perfectly formed bowl appeared!
Looks like our Robins will bring us a new family.

I love my old Matriarch tree
She has been shrinking for seventeen years now.
Riddled with woodpecker holes
Not a scrap of bark left to protect her
Yet still she stands.
I really must stitch a piece about her.

My beautiful Rusty Pups and I love our break of dawn walks.
They always have to share treasures with me
 Treasures discovered in the woods....

....even rocks.

Sometimes they just wanna say hello
or show off the holes they have dug.
Our very messy front lawn is even messier nowadays!

I hope your walk inspires you today.