Friday, September 30, 2016

- Holes in the story

Patch #274 September

Somehow it seemed appropriate to make a September calendar that was one big hole ... sorta how I feel about trying to keep up with patches this month.

Fortunately, I got myself in gear ...

catching up on patches for the previous week. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

- What the heck?

Retrospective (9/30)

Patch #273 Where'd they go?

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My Kindred Spirits disappeared. Just looked at my Blogger layout page. Nada.

Wow. Just wow.

And yikes ... the Artist links have also vanished.


Okay, movin' on. Back on September 18, Grace posted some pictures of a doorknob ( 

As with so many things I see over at Kindred Spirit blogs, I really liked it. So today I made a patch ...

which is now over at my original September 18 post (, even though it wasn't mentioned at the time.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

- In the bag

Retrospective (9/30)

Patch #272 Wannabe hippie

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I'm always looking for a better bag. In stores they're always too expensive, too big, too heavy, too small. Or they're the wrong color, wrong style, wrong material, wrong strap length.

And I've looked online for patterns, over and over. Same issues.

So I took an old cottony, India print bedspread and tore it into two strips. One 8.5" wide, the other 25" wide. Then I seamed the strips to form tubes and turned them right-side out, making a 4" wide strap and a 12" wide "body."  Crossed them, sewed them together to form a base. The strap tube formed the sides. The wider tube got turned in on itself to form pockets ...

Then I took some tucks at the top to give it some shape.

Half a day and done ...

I'm thinking the central motif looks an awful lot like a clock ... or an astrological wheel. Just in time for Jude's SunMoonStars. 

Now all I need is an indigo vat to dip it in ...  or not.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

- Keeping it simple

Retrospective (9/30)

Patch #271 Two of us

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Today it was cool outside for the first time in months. So I got out and weeded and cut back agaves and trimmed spent yucca stalks. Then we walked out on the floodplain and wondered at all the new grasses that are coming up.

This afternoon was spent running errands after a wonderful lunch at the Leaning Pear.

And not a single picture to show for it all.

So it goes.