These short days

Days have been gray and short …

… yet colors are beautifully subtle with no snow to cover them. There is not much that stirs on the shore of my little lake, but sometimes I’m surprised. Yesterday I heard crows calling and looked up to see this red tailed hawk. It seemed unperturbed.

I added two items (in the theme of rabbits – moons – greens) to my shop.

Gathering Fall Memories

Fall was absolutely beautiful here. Today looks quite different with snow falling; too dark to take photos and I am not ready to release all that fall color from my mind. In mid-October, my friend Christy from Wertware Pottery packed her wagon with pots and drove out from Glendive Montana for a sale in our back yard. Those two days were perfect. On the heels of that gathering of pots, textiles, and friends I have added some things in my shop. One of them is Bear. There will be a few more things coming early this month. 

A gift to self

Across the threshold of this new year I found time and space to bring this cloth, long in the making, near completion. Some elements that have long sought a home have found one.

Arranging squares yesterday – pure pleasure – I thought of how the strips and swatches of fabric hold memory in a tactile, visceral, yet gentle form. Maybe that is the allure of cloth for me. There is also a conversation. The cloth talks to me and to my many teachers.

I found some handkerchief weight linen that will make a nice backing for this. Before winter is over I will cover up with it and daydream.