Still going…

It’s been hot and humid for a few days. The blueberry plants seem to enjoy this, but I don’t.

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Javi has been struggling to stay cool. But then he does keep pressing himself into the warmest places in the apartment. The windows are hot.

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I’ve been stitching. I’ve been embellishing the bird book pages in an attempt to create a sense of place for each bird. And I’ve been naming and ‘verbing’ each bird. To suggest story, but not with any planning, just going with it. And not to over-tell a story, but to allow a child to weave their own.

I admit that I put myself through hell embellishing Walter. That brown sheeting is so tight, it’s not fun to hand stitch.

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And I don’t usually do this, but I have another project on the go. One evening when the light wasn’t so crash-hot, I started randomly piecing some scraps. And I liked the base it created.

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Then I thought it was such warm, dark colours: maybe it’s a place a cat could curl up. And dream. So that’s what this is becoming.

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I worked on it some more last night, now the dream is twining more and there is a moon.

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2 Responses to Still going…

  1. Susan says:

    This is my first trip to your blog and since my computer is a bit slow I had to wait for the post to come up. That gave me time to marvel at the embroidery you used as your background. A-ma-zing!!!! I love your birds as well – sorry walking Walter was so difficult! I’ll be back!

    • pardalote says:

      Hi Susan! thanks for stopping by 🙂
      Glad you like my background, I wasn’t sure if it was a bit busy… And Walter is a nice guy once you get to know him. And once you’ve bandaged your fingers 😉 Please say Hi if you visit again! :0D

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