Thursday, August 30, 2012

More moons!

Hello everyone!  Happy blue moon.

The family visit (why are these posts so infrequent?) included a trip to the Monterey Aquarium and the Jellies Exhibits. I wish this photo could show their pulsing grace as they move through the water, living their unusual lives.

Last year I lost all my sunflowers to a mysterious backyard beast.  A week ago, as Gilly and I were strolling down the street I saw the culprit crossing the street with one of my neighbors' sunflowers in its mouth.  We galloped home for the camera...and caught this:
I do not detect any remorse or embarrassment.

Here are a couple of new felted pieces...the first is of a persimmon flower...they are very odd, woody structures:

And this one is called Relatively Connected...it has some 3-D effects that the photo doesn't fully show:

For my grandson's quilt, I've begun embroidering my memories of the significant houses in my life...this one was my Great Aunt Katy's house by the sea-shore.  I've been opting for the right feeling rather than accuracy of detail.  I'm using fabric lightly dyed in my indigo vat.

During our wonderful visit we visited our friends at the farm...the boys went for horse-back rides and fed carrots to the donkeys, who were undone by happiness and took a nap in the sun (after a dust bath).

That's all for now.  May the blue moon bring you beauty, bounty and Balance.



14 comments:

  1. that squirrel capture is just great.

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    1. Hi Deanna...I think he enjoyed having his picture taken...once he noticed me he seemed to strike a pose!

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  2. Lovely , lovely donkeys! Thank you Suzanna.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth...it was curious how the donkeys took their nap in the blazing sun...it was very hot, or it seemed so to me. I've been meaning to mention to you that I've been making that apple tatin you posted about last year and have learned how to make a good crust for it...am going to make one now for some friends...there are only a few apples left...

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  3. Hi, Suzanna. Lovely felted pieces. I especially like the house embroidery. That will be a marvelous quilt--Lucky grandson!
    best, nadia

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    1. Hi Nadia...thank you for your kind words. The quilt is a very long term process and working on this embroidery brings up lots of memories. My grandson is being very patient and seems to approve of the process, thank goodness!

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  4. Those jellies are just awesome! Love the squirrel too. my squirrel visitor gives me "what for" every time I go out on the porch.

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    1. The jellies are amazing; I want to go back soon and watch them for a longer stretch of time...it really is like entering another dimension. Now that I'm older, I wish there were more benches everywhere...sitting and watching has become a very enjoyable activity...

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  5. I love your house embroidery for your grandson's quilt. What a wonderful treasure.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy...There are only 6 more to go!!

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  6. maybe that squirrel is off to do some eco dyeing!

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    1. Ha! I can see it now...a dyeing party up in the treetops!

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  7. LOVE the donkeys! So funny, for some reason! Beautiful felts ... and I love the embroidered memories idea! How special and what a wonderful meaningful thing to do!

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    1. Donkeys are the funniest creatures...I'm so grateful to be able to visit these 2 every now and then. I really enjoyed your pumpkin post...

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