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KAMFreeman
Missoula Montana
Free spirit writer/poet/textile artist
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the unexpected, the opening of a surprise configuration - lovely, light, alive in forms resulting. As wonderful as today's eclipse
Toggle Commented yesterday on Trans-Morph-ation at Spirit Cloth
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a book, yes, yes...words or no words, pages with images or empty..the whole of it will sit before me, for sure, and the stories will find their way to my soul. Oh for rain, yes for rain...forests blackened..my daughter and her two teenagers in my little bungalow as father continues to keep their homestead wet and green..evacuation of nearing 1,000 homes as the fires grow in the winds and there is no moisture...today, blessed skies not too smokey yet. a book, I will sit quietly under the big lilac now and think about the book.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Not the first time at Spirit Cloth
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And that beautifully written book that so often comes up in comments on your blog is unfolding page by page, chapter by chapter...it will be most assuredly one of my all time favorite reads.
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watching our work change as you have done here is, imho, the ultimate in creative experience; for in that listening to thoughts place some unimagined magic come to life...both images are very good...the newer version is my favored one
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on A shift in Alignment at Spirit Cloth
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another touch the heart deeply piece of your beautiful book of family stories. Sacha stirs the memory to bring to your view all the little pieces of strength and love that came around you so long ago as you moved to France...and now you can pass on that strength and deep love as Sacha spreads his wings and truly flies. than you...my morning is filled with goodness
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Grandmother Amaro's Hug at Tongue in Cheek
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Another beautiful, warm, heart centered piece to read in my morning time; breathing in the beauty of your story with the focus on family. Sacha is giving your wonderfully full family one more branch where more beautiful family fruit will be growing. Blessings abound in adventure. Thank you for touching my heart once again with your words.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on One Giant Step Forward at Tongue in Cheek
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Heirlooms are ripening now...today I will gather and make a pot of this delicious soup..salad greens are excellent and it is cool enough to bake a baguette and have a sweet summer feast; another Corey recipe for the file and table.
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A just right on the spot, perfect piece of advice. Will take you back so many years in thinking and feeling and give just the right words for you to say and write.
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2017 on Teresa's Advice at Tongue in Cheek
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great story! A perfect reflection on friendship and exploring the brocante.
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Was wondering, like Betty, if you purchased any of the metal stamps for printing on cloth..Do you find these often? Do you put them in the shop? They truly interest me for use in my textile studio.
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A glorious reminder to take time to look, see, feel, appreciate..breathe and give thanks. Thank you Chelsea for sending this to your mom to share with us all and give a little wake up..
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2017 on Everyday at Tongue in Cheek
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Writing is always important to me; a practiced hand sending words that come from the heart. Dear friends of scores of years continue this practice...treasured relationships. The electronic world cannot replace the feelings that come when we hold in hand the paper and the words. Thank you for the beautiful words and photos today...I am holding them now in my hand.
Toggle Commented Aug 6, 2017 on French Love Letters at Tongue in Cheek
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When you write about your father I am always pulled to the place of deep, loving memories of the life I shared with my wonderful father who passed just 10 years ago at age 93. Each of our fathers was so very different in how their lives were expressed, but the constancy of their loving and caring and teaching are strong threads for me...thank you for sharing your stories and reminding me how blessed we are with beautiful father memories.
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2017 on Riding with my Dad at Tongue in Cheek
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We have had an extraordinarily hot summer in western Montana. We finally had a day that was under 90 - 89 - last week and are now once gain in the high 90's and we are filled with smoke from fires all across Montana. Early rising to get some of the night air into the house with window fans....as the sun rises, curtains closed to block later heat...a rotating fan...salads...water, lots of water for me and for the garden...so far have kept the bungalow inside temps in the mid to low 80's...lightweight clothing, lots of reading and stitching....soon, oh please soon, can we return to normal/average weather here. Kristin
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I have the cookie jar of my childhood from my grandmother's home, sewing and embroidery scissors from her and her knitting needles. She was born in 1886 in Norway and everything thing is treated with love and memories. I eat off her china every day and my sterling came from my other grandmother. My maternal grandfather was first mate and chaplain on a square rigger- his small Lutheran worship book and hymnal, both in Norwegian, are treasures I will pass down to my daughter. Today my grandchildren ask me stories about my grandparents when they see things of family history in my home. Family memorabilia is a good place to connect them with the history of my family.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2017 on Comfort and Joy at Tongue in Cheek
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What a beautiful setting for a brocante...a picnic and a swim will wait for another day, no?
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Yes...lighting the way
Toggle Commented May 24, 2017 on Building at Spirit Cloth
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I am reminded of my visits to the Joss House in Weaverville, CA..the roof is lovely and holds my visual of a temple with some lovely flowers all together. My morning visit to a reverent visual journey - thanks
Toggle Commented May 24, 2017 on Building at Spirit Cloth
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They are so beautiful! Not a part of the landscape here on the west slope of the Rockies, but I seed them every year in my gardens and they are beautiful.
Toggle Commented May 22, 2017 on Poppies at Tongue in Cheek
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and bloom in the colors that make you who you are...this photo has a vibrancy only possible when several strong, bright, alive colors are juxtaposed.
Toggle Commented May 21, 2017 on Bloom at Tongue in Cheek
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yes, indeed
Toggle Commented May 21, 2017 on The Altered Grid at Spirit Cloth
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Listening is like having you right here, sitting at table stitching and sharing process...works so well for me...look at the photos, and text, and sketches and then to take up cloth and thread, begin to stitch and listen. Wonderfully delightful to have you sitting here with me, stitching and sharing process and thoughts. My morning stitching begins with much delight today. Kristin
Toggle Commented May 20, 2017 on The Altered Grid at Spirit Cloth
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After snow yesterday, several inches...and icy cold...today the sun shines as cumulus clouds float by...birds singing. I look happily at the many, many plants that have not yet put out blooms..only a few iris were blooming and they are now toast....crazy, so the slow blooming ones are floating with the seasonal changes, just as I am..it is good to just float, enjoy and feel the air as things change, hear the birds and always have a piece of cloth and threaded needle in hand as I sit outside for a while and embrace the day. Kristin
Toggle Commented May 18, 2017 on Like This at Spirit Cloth
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wonderful, oh so fantastic is that collection of containers of buttons..little pieces of memory and history stashed together in a lidded container or scattered on a piece of cloth..just a treasure trove. Your words and stories as this change-making of place unfolds reads like the best of recorded records...mysterious, changes, readiness for the journey, the bits that all go together to make the little house on the hill your place to dream, and create and simply just be Grace....what a joyful gift it is to travel along with you in change. Namaste, Kristin
Toggle Commented May 18, 2017 on small things....addendum at windthread
About a year ago I began to just put up one piece from a vast collection of possibilities created through the years. One give the opportunity to consider, to reflect, and to slowly walk with the stitching of a piece to completion...and my bonus is that the wall is plain, open and waiting for the next exploration. One by one that stash of thoughts on cloth is getting to a new, useful place. Love your starry wall! Kristin
Toggle Commented May 17, 2017 on A Space at Spirit Cloth
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