Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Saturday, April 29, 2017

a month of stitching::day 28

Early this morning I made progress on the baby jacket...here is one of the quilted and cut out front pieces. I'm wondering what I should do for the bias binding trim. Any ideas on colors? Solid or print?

Batman and I spent most of the day outdoors today, working hard in the gardens and the yard. We decided that we accomplished more today than Mr. Blusterpants has in his first 100 days in office. And that is actually a really good thing! (You can see the tansy plant coming back. She is destined for the dye pot later this summer).

The last few days have been exquisite up here on the ridge, with mostly sunny skies, and a blazing blue most of the time. Can you see the tiny green buds at the top of these branches? The temperature combined with the breeze/wind is just right for digging, raking and hauling.

Look at these birch catkins. I just read this morning that they can be used to create a natural dye. That won't happen this spring, but you can bet it's now on my bucket list!

And the marchers in the streets today...thank you from the bottom of my heart.

People's Climate March, two thumbs up.

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful prints in the baby jacket. I would go for a plain solid binding in green! The blue sky looks so exhilarating and beautiful. I am glad you took some time outdoors in the garden. It is great for the soul and well-being. :)

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    1. I like your idea, Simone...plain, solid green. Thanks!

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  2. How lovely. I think the bias binding should be a print or prints, but probably if I were making it I'd be much less decisive!

    Our birch is filled with catkins, too, but we haven't been having those gorgeous skies to set them off.

    Nature has been having her own way of participating in the Climate March, it seems.

    Congrats on all your stitching this month. Does me good to stop by here and catch up. Oh, and I love what you said a few posts back about all the shades of green. Oh, yes.

    xo

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