Sunday, May 28, 2017

Connections

I had been stitching the placket cloth with what were stream-like bands of color ...


But today it struck me that they wanted to be connected, hence the faint traces of future channels.

It puts me in mind of the connections I've made through the blog community, particularly during the Peace Pin Project. 

This past week I received a gift of hand-dyed cloth and a beautiful wrapped stone from Lisa at Kaizen Journey ...


The stone especially intrigued me ...


so I ventured onto Lisa's blog 
and found my way here ...


and then went beyond, to her beginning. It was a wonder-full going.

I also went to see Peggy at Woman with Wings
where yet another pin had landed ...


Likewise, Little P is on her own journey, here lifting her head to better see her world ...


then resting in Pop Pop's arms ...


And the antelope horn milkweeds are spreading their wings ...


bursting open ...


sending their seeds out into the world ...


giving to the future ...


It's all of a piece, if we just take the time to see.

7 comments:

Mo Crow said...

love your connections, that stone is a treasure and those seed pods are wild!

Liz A said...

Mo - I wish there was some way to share the softness of the milkweed pod linings ... words don't do them justice.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

yes...the pods...their silken selves...

and Parker...how fast she is taking in her world....

KAM said...

I wear my beautiful pin, created by your hands, everywhere I go. My refugee language, sewing and crochet students all learned what the words meant and they love to see it on my shirts. Thank you for the patience it took to make each one.

Today I am planting more milkweed...some has been seeded in a multi seed packet area but today it is a dedicated area for milkweed...and bees. Now a certified organic bee sanctuary garden I am increasing their food supply. Sunshine, not too hot, breezes and birdsong this morning as I checked on new plant growth around the yard. Garden and studio time are on the plate for today.
Namaste,
Kristin

Liz A said...

Grace - A silken cushion that yields to the touch. And Parker stretches out to meet the world ... it's rare to see her curled up.

Kristin - I'm so glad your pin has so many fans. As for milkweeds, we are fortunate that they self-seed and we take great care not to disrupt them wherever they take root. Sadly, we see far too little evidence of Monarch caterpillars ... my eye has become trained to look for the rare tattered plant that signals their presence.

Sue McQ said...

Pic of Miss P and Don so sweet - each comforting each other. Channels are awesome on placket piece. Blessings from S&F

Liz A said...

Sue - I love it when you stop by ...