Saturday, July 12, 2014

Catching Up

So much has been going on!  For one thing, it's apple season, and this year I'm trying to be more responsible about the tree's abundance.  The apples are quite a bit bigger this year. 

I bought a corer, and while there is maybe a little more waste, things go much faster...yesterday I made applesauce...this was the beginning of the process:

I liberated a big chunk of shelf space by getting rid of the hazardous materials that have accumulated over the years (40 bottles of stuff).  I'm going back to vinegar and baking soda:

Couldn't resist unbundling one of the cloths I made using India Flint's book Stuff, Steep and Store.
Here it is hanging on the clothesline, but I've made it into a curtain...the colors are a lot more vibrant in reality than in the photo. I'm pleased with the results and soon will unbundle some of the others.

India has put out a new book, the bundle book, which I'm so happy to have as a refresher she talks about printing on paper as well as cloth.

Here is a piece I made embroidering over one of my home-dyed cloths:
This piece was included in India's book, on a wandering wind, a portfolio of work by her students.  So happy to participate!

Also, I'm taking an online class with Jude Hill, Considering Weave.  I'll have pictures soon...

In other news, I have finally gotten a new printer, and prior to that installed more memory into my computer...that was a big retrospect it was quite easy, but I was anxious about the static electricity warnings...however, here I am, thankfully, to tell the tale, and the computer is much less sluggish.  There were lots of stray thoughts about installing more memory into myself, but...

Voila, some happy goats who have been hired to reduce the fire hazard in our huge Tilden Park.

And here is Gilly Marie (and weasel) in her new bed.  It's called a donut bed because it has a raised outer section that makes her feel more contained, I think.

Well, this is actually only a partial catch-up, but we're getting there.  ~xoxo, s


  1. Happy apple time Suzanna !
    What a wonderful students book that is !!!
    Enjoyed looking at all the different projects !

  2. Hi Els! Yes projects everywhere! Apples too...Gilly likes to bring them indoors and take a few bites, then abandon them. Of course there are many more outside... all windfalls..they grow too high to reach. And this is just one would one manage an orchard? Although it's somewhat overwhelming, they are the best apples ever. Well, back to the stove...

  3. beautiful piece, love the bright blues on those pale home dyed colours

    1. Thanks was fun to make, and challenging...that slippery charmeuse silk had me really slowing down for every stitch. Lately I've been gathering all the home dyed fabric together, to take a look at what's there, and it surprises me how much I did, and now more ideas to work on another batch...

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