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grace Forrest
New Mexico US
this blog is a journal recording the experience of having become a student of Jude Hill ~ Spirit Cloth
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Home is not necessarily Here, or Somewhere Else. Home can be anywhere, really. It's where your space is. Uninterrupted. The Space of You. When i can be Home, even when Home is taken Over by the UnderWorld, i am at home within my Self. So...maybe my Self, when it can... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at windthread
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no pic. Nothing. i worked at Bill and Nelia's today, with Ember, who will replace me. Showed her how i clean that house. Told her what i do and don't do. It will be up to her how she tweaks it, if she does. But she now knows what they're... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at windthread
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Is ..... Is. Yesterday. I'd taken the cat carrier that i'd bought out where they primarily are and left it for a day and a night, imagining being able to load the two "kittens" in with some, but not a huge amount of difficulty. Wrong. Wheat, the female, was like... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at windthread
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i packed the Altar. In the midst, i forgot to breathe. Fingertips of the left hand were numb, i felt....dizzy...vision blurred, swoon. I said to self, SIT. and did. BREATHE and did and went on. So much more. but it's late and i can't know what to put here and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at windthread
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2 half broken slats in Sunny Ray and Jack Flash's yard. Fixed. Check all the fence line, add a few screws here and there. The hand drill is the Old Cowboy's father's. I gave it some WD~40. Slick as a whistle. The really great collection of bits. This and these... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at windthread
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so it's not about leaving. Leaving is in the mix. The love of Gideon and his death is in the mix. The Mix is climate change and how that is manifesting around the planet. Leaving and Gideon are like the largest ingredients in this time, heated by the California fires.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at windthread
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as i stitched today i knew something was changing about this Cloth and mid way through, the word surrender arose. Surrender...? surrender???? Why?, What? but it stayed and there were no answers. Just Surrender. surrendering to. All elements remained the same, the images representing Life Force, the intensity of that... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at windthread
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"Everyone knows what you're against, show them what you're for." Andrea Gibson, Evolution since i read these words, they have stayed with me. every day. today was a day of things that went toward the Going, whenever that happens. For instance, tires. Seems that the Toyota truck tires have still... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at windthread
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there were many clouds that floated overhead, casting long shadows then times of clear SUN, then clouds again. Almost everything is stitched down. Just some more invisible stitch and then the black and white beads can begin. There was notice of the feeling of the Toad Egg cloth, the two... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at windthread
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last night i was trying to ward off cold germs. Was swigging Taking Root's Fire Cider, not feeling great and suddenly got really tired. and this was a bummer because i wanted to say so much about these two pieces of clothing. garment...somehow, they just are not garments. But somehow... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at windthread
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what does that mean? i don't know. ' i thought, maybe if i get on my knees. Maybe it will become easier to see? This girl...both 17 and 71 will wear these. Deb Lacativa. her work. unlike any other. Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at windthread
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2018 Calendar this, in the mail today from Nanette. stitchandsow-homeandgarden.blogspot.com i am already READY. I have never been ready like this before. sometime back, there was a devastating flood of Nanette's river, there in Australia. She managed, against all odds to save her chooks...they were floating, she did not let... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at windthread
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i wanted that moment when i pushed back the tarp, just some, pushed it back in order to expose enough alfalfa for the morning feed...a flake, as it's referred to, a flake of alfalfa, and pushing it back, in the time of Gideon's death, but also the time of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at windthread
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When, for as long as you remember you are the kind of person who has wondered about the God Thing, or, wondered about God, or wondered about god, a word we might as well accept as the one that is commonly used, or the translation.... when this is just how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2017 at windthread
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for a while now, quite a while, i have had less ability with words, with language. Partly because it seems to minimize. once words appear, they become definition, not necessarily at all expressing the experience....the words elicit myriad associations. And with this Cloth, this might be particularly true because it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at windthread
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National Weather Service: Severe Thunderstorms....through the night so, ok. pic for October...my Nasa Astronomy calendar. Tarantula nebula about a quart and a half. My so loved Tostitos Lid. will need a mortar and pestle. I had one once...don't know what became of them, but, now, again. Grind into powder. will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at windthread
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I woke this morning thinking it is going to be Impossible to pull this all off by the end of October. i don't know why i thought that. but i did. and so the day grew out of that. and it was Wednesday, the "free" day after the Work Away... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at windthread
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small falling sideways wild sunflower the Monday work away switched to today. Was long. A lot of conversation. Needing to find words to portray things in a way that someone else can understand. A saying goodbye conversation with Shelly who is the office manager at my Propane supplier. I love... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2017 at windthread
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continuing, i found what i'd forgotten. A bag of Yerba Mansa. under the book shelf of the Room. washed the copper pot and set it to boil this morning some in two cloth bundles to sit Out Side for this month. Yerba Mansa, Anemoposis californica New Mexico, Arizona and California.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at windthread
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and today...It arrived. Like some kind of Entity, moving next to me as i did the morning things, sitting next to me when i sat for tea. Yup. The Urge. the Urge to just let it go. I remember so well, from when i left Michigan. All determined for a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at windthread
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small things, but things nonetheless. from Fiona Dempster's paperponderings.blogspot, 9/28, a quote. "so build yourself as beautiful as you want your world to be. Wrap yourself in light then give yourself away with your heart, your brush, your march, your art, your poetry, your play. And for every day you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at windthread
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and i continued trying to figure out what's going on with the water heater and finally gave in that it needed the heating and cooling guys to come because i don't have enough confidence in myself to replace a thermal couple and i called and they came and were great... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at windthread
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so i got there. One minute late. The entire court was filled with potential jurors. Was directed to the court clerk to sign in and gave her my paper that i'd received in the mail. this pic is from yesterday....the new HUGE tarp on the Alfalfa half ton bale. Beyond... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at windthread
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today it was Sunny Ray's appointment with the Vet. He usually chooses to come at 11 oclock on Wednesdays. His half day. The end of his half day. But for whatever reason, today it was 8 oclock. Pushing it for me. It had RAINED, all last evening and into the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at windthread
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how So many of the Cloths lately have Toad Egg cloth, somewhere. How i haven't really Thought about that, it just has happened. I was going to write about what that Toad Egg cloth represents tonight, but there are Storms rolling through, one on the heels of another over the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at windthread
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