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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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what a nice thing to hear, on a day when I feel like I have no sense at all!
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your b & w magic is everywhere you look. last night was the longest most sleepless night ever in this house. I am delirious. only Blue slept through it all. I miss that hard dead to the world sleep of teenagers.
Toggle Commented 1 hour ago on Before dawn at Spirit Cloth
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It makes me dizzy & I'm never dressed right….though that's often true w/o it being the weather's fault.
Toggle Commented 20 hours ago on feild notes: there are still flowers at bee creative
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Was the flower photo during the eclipse? This is crazy weather, I don't mind the rain, just the back & forth.
Toggle Commented 20 hours ago on feild notes: there are still flowers at bee creative
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I keep coming back to the flowers, maybe because they're something new.
Toggle Commented 20 hours ago on weaving together at handstories
These flowers have surprised me.
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The boys warned & shook their heads at me.
Toggle Commented 20 hours ago on Just a little rain at Spirit Cloth
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yesterday the eclipse broke through the downpours, and yes, I did choose to glimpse it filtered through the trees. it was piercing. I saw spots for a while.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Just a little rain at Spirit Cloth
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or stitching through one…
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Trying to extend, reach and stretch . . . around, over and through walls. There's still more to do. I suppose that will always be true. Continue reading
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a little rain can make all the difference. today's small journey post…moved something in me. (&pancakes are a big story in my family)
Toggle Commented yesterday on Just a little rain at Spirit Cloth
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Thanks for seeing & thinking this, Mo. Escher's work has always intruiged me, even as a child, how he could turn worlds inside out.
Yes, I am choosing to be with these students, to try and help, because it is a good thing to do, and sometimes hard, but it is doing good, for all of us. And today I brought one more along…she was pissed when I sat down to try, but we both ended laughing and hopeful.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on quiet at windthread
here, too. all night, all day, still. spent too much time listening, too little sleeping….your patch is just how I feel.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Rain at Spirit Cloth
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It looks more than fine. Isabelle is beautiful. What is the wheat paste for?
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on As a day turns at Spirit Cloth
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what wouldn't you say??? (I would love a quiet day with goats and mud.)
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on ease up at windthread
I have ordered it up from the library…though my head is so full of cursed partial quotients I don't know if there's enough brain to follow. yesterday I was deeply DIScouraged- feeling like a grumpy incompetent bitch, but today… some hope.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on quiet at windthread
because of how the school system is set up, because of the damned book we have to follow, with no time for looking back, because I cannot work fast enough, but after reading this post yesterday, I set to thinking. there are a few new things I'm going to try, we just need to keep at it, there must be a way.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on quiet at windthread
it's interesting how the angled piece seems so alive & conveys 3 dimension, perspective, like a globe's lines. & loved when you said "with handstitching you can make . . ." the idea that making by hand gives more control-quite the opposite of the usual goal of making by machine for perfection. (& a count down to leap day?)
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the choosing ALL of them, each one of them, I understand this, and in some distant way, it relates to the struggle I'm having in trying to help 5th graders with math, and watching some of them slip through our fingers.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on quiet at windthread
medium, it almost covers the top of our queen bed- a lap pond.
I went to a Bev Bos conference years ago, loved it, still pull out her books for ideas. Playing and Being, how things might be different if we all took time for that.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on be playful at bee creative
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The rippling rings in the center of "stillness" are almost done. There are twenty-one, but I think I'm going to squeeze in two more, so that there is a three in the number. Now the corners are being filled with round shapes- pebbles and bubbles. It's hard to see, I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at handstories
I've been taking naps the last couple of weeks, maybe practice for winter? I imagined your blue window frame on each of the pieces on the wall, how it focuses.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on A path to winter at Spirit Cloth
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Maybe I'll call this scarf "Song"…she could always be wrapped up in a song.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on sympathetic spinning & singing at handstories