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handstories
seattle, wa
stitcher...spinner...knitter...etc...
Interests: all things fiber, teaching children, children's lit, my 3 boys (husband & children), twinkle (our cat) & stories.
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gosh, so sorry, mine's been ok today (still knocking)- those poor typepad people must feel like they're drowning. I took it as a sign that I needed to spend time cleaning up the house, but it's over now…hopefully.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Colder in April at Spirit Cloth
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Thanks, Peggy, this blanket is turning into a collection of little worlds. I feel I am on a constant quest for that perfect sea/twilight blue, how lovely to be associated with it!
Toggle Commented yesterday on the marks we make at handstories
One of these days I hope to have time to sit down with you (not just passing by in the gym) & really hear about all that you are doing!
Toggle Commented yesterday on back in body at handstories
Knocking on wood for typepad. I like those spots of warm colors surrounding Soul-o.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Colder in April at Spirit Cloth
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Longing-the word really twings the heart. I'm thinking longing and connection may be the same thing.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on ReConsidering Longing at Spirit Cloth
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A spot on one side of "uncertainty". The sides have flip-flopped in my mind. I rarely look at the other side, what began as the focus. It makes for surprise moments when I do. A new story, created without intention. You just never know what all you might be doing. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at handstories
I believe those are gooseneck barnacles, still alive, they reach out & grab their food floating by. The second photo is what they leave behind. It's such a lovely little island. I can't imagine living away from the water, though during my time in Nebraska I saw the flat fields as a kind of ocean. There is peace to be found everywhere.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on back in body at handstories
I'm so glad you didn't sell it. It's very different from your other work, from a primitive & enlightened place-if that makes any sense. On the tree, maybe it will become of the tree? a way of it returning.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Letting fear go at Spirit Cloth
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I can only imagine what my mom's going to say when she sees it… it was my only goal for turning 50.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on girly-ing it up with the blue at handstories
The third photo is a spot called Square Harbor, which it was, and we had all to ourselves.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on back in body at handstories
Perfect weather, even the rain near the end was fine- allowing for more time stitching by the fire.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on back in body at handstories
very well, a whole lot of stillness.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on back in body at handstories
has typepad been like this all week? now that it's working again, my blog still looks all wonky, at least on my screen. it's all just too much to deal with sometimes. maybe you can wrap your head in your cloth, and soak in the peacefulness? I'm going back to mine.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Hanging on the edge of season at Spirit Cloth
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If you felt it, it will be interesting to see the different textures with the different stitches. I did it to a large blanket, but it was all stockinette, a very heavy warm thing now. (Did you see me waving to you from Guemes? I think we were across from you on one of the beaches one day)
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on crocheting a wave at bee creative
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That little tiny cross place is such a sweet strong spot. Twinkle does just that, over the back of the couch, reaching for us as we pass by. I feel like I've been hanging and staring for days. typepad- arrgh. I feel like they changed the language while I was gone.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Hanging on the edge of season at Spirit Cloth
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It was a good time on the island. Water, trees, a moon jelly, a sea otter, eagles, sea creatures, and what they left behind. A lot of time staring quietly at things near and far. With plenty of time for stitching. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at handstories
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We're heading to Guemes Island for some spring breaking. This freshly spin, spindle and the "uncertainty" blanket were the first things packed. I hope you all have some springtime in your worlds this week! Spun from Nest Fiber in the "chasing green deer" colorway, 450 yards. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at handstories
I thought of you there, deep in the woods, and as I was helping to design a fairy bower for the class play.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2014 on wonder in the woods at handstories
Ha! I guess parents aren't supposed to change. E says it means I need to change more often, to get them used to it. I could hardly sit still for the polishing & I'm sure I'll chip it up soon, so it probably won't happen often.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2014 on girly-ing it up with the blue at handstories
It does look like a lot of work, and money! I had wanted a tattoo at 30, but my sister talked me out of it, but I'm glad I waited. You didn't miss it, I don't think I've shown it…yet. Maybe in the summer, when I'm not so ghostly pale & I'm wearing short sleeves again. (It was a great dream, just what I neeed right now.)
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2014 on girly-ing it up with the blue at handstories
I don't know about joy, but it's fun for a moment. The girls at school like it. I can imagine colored nails would brighten thigs up in a nursing home.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2014 on girly-ing it up with the blue at handstories
I will warn them.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2014 on girly-ing it up with the blue at handstories
it all feels so fresh!
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on Un Rolling at Spirit Cloth
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sweet dreams…
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on dream april 5th-6th at handstories
Another riot…a riot of color! I feel like my knitting has gone by the wayside.
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2014 on growing quickly at bee creative
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