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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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this morning....at day break.... this was in that copper hanging basket under all the scraps in the bottom tier. I didn't know that. not even forgotten, just didn't know it was there, and really, didn't know it still existed, and really, had forgotten making it, and only remembered when it... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at windthread
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the "sunday school flannel board"....just there, just for touching, for putting. right now, it's enough. i see them blurry, but it might be the day, not my eyes? or the camera? or they actually might be blurry, but it was a day of on off Storm...i think of barometric pressure,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at windthread
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wake up hunger 105 degrees. Next days, storms. Maybe a severe night storm tomorrow. But back to the 90's. Good. cleaned bottom and middle shelves of "pantry". This one with 3 stainless steel pots for cheese making, a glass lid that fits all. Stainless steel colander. Jars. my family rolling... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at windthread
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Posted 3 days ago at windthread
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under the Old Apricot...the Toads soaking pond. Tay sleeps inside everynight until somewhere around 2:00. I hear her go out...the rattle of the dog door that she barely squeezes through. She sleeps outside till morning. In the wet cool earth. creating this Place for herSelf, she excavated this Dangle Thing... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at windthread
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keep looking and you can find what you are looking for, even tho you don't know what it is. On the 19th, Wake Robin, velmabolyard.blogspot.com at the very end, she talked of a book called Nourishing Terrains, the author, Deborah Bird Rose. I searched and found a Place that speaks... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at windthread
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she was there again, just now....but grown, twice as big, and her leg and arm stripes so BeautyFull and i am Care Full as i approach to turn the water on. We know each other today, tho, so when i look to see if she is there, she looks back... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at windthread
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Baskets said they can travel together this morning, before work, i sit and look at pencils. The brush is there, that i cut to use with the Inktense. It's painted red. I don't like this so much and notice that a little of the paint is chipped. I begin scratching... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at windthread
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the three large shallow scrap baskets....emptied into one of the deep baskets. To see them, naked, scrapless...to see their beauty. in my next life...a basket maker. and guess who this is???? FATE! who loves Hats. Fate. How can it be? but it IS. Emrie's cousin. His Father, my grandson Jeff,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at windthread
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when Travis and Everett came to haul out the bedroom futons, etc, i took off the Morning Wall the pics. the Dalai Lama, a buddha, me and my kids, Cynthia and her women in pussy hats...so they didn't get torn. i tucked them in the Field Notes. But today i... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at windthread
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over 100 degrees. the hardware guy swore it was 104. his phone said so. Hotter tomorrow. When it's over 100 it becomes uncomfortable. No wind and the beloved oscillating fan oscillates and moves the heat from here to there. Yesterday was probably the same and there was no wind. Tay... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at windthread
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both of which i learned from Jude. Jude Hill, Spirit Cloth. The deep pleasure of them. How i do the stitching i guess isn't either one, but some kind of hybrid? What i want from the stitching sometimes is the Beauty Full flow that's created visually and equally, the complete... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at windthread
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each stitch. each. determination. i have put several sentences here...after determination...but there was something no quite true with all of them. So...leaving it. with, determination. One palm forward, One palm back. It's enough. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at windthread
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the Tuesday Work Away and i'd had an email exchange about time and when i got there, he was running late, had yet one more additional tub of cement to put under the house which meant that half way through he needed to come in and walk over what i... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at windthread
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first, Our Tina..... these pics were taken off my monitor screen....her photographs were much nicer...but we do what we know how to...and what's important is Here is Our OWN Tina Zaffiro next to her quilt that was juried in to the Cherrywood Lion King Challenge that is traveling the country.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at windthread
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so, it's hotter than hot and as i am, i suddenly feel like it's the day to do the bedroom. Which is tiny. Like tiny. The full size bed, a box spring and mattress, OLD, over top are two good futon mattresses. So it's HIGH and is really the Only... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at windthread
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it was 97 degrees today. Full Sun. Dry Heat. I watched the Goats. There are places of shade, you can see over on the right along the fence, the fence creates enough shade throughout the day to accommodate a Goat. But they were Out and About. In the far distance... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at windthread
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began with good intentions but the Cloth, the Agency being, insisted, so ok. one of the two Uniforms...front back what do you DO? with things like this that you just love so much? They are thread bare. There is no hope in mending. They would need to be totally reconstructed.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at windthread
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unsure what word (s) to use. just emotional will have to do. Not sad, not good but not bad. Just, well, feelings. Tried to focus on a few things but it wasn't happening. Went from packing boxes to the cloth back to boxes to making a list of all larger... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at windthread
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days go into days and then go into days. I think about things. But no more., when, suddenly, something happens. went into town and got 4 more of these. The books. The books are in them. So when i unload them There, they will be ok. There are 7. the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at windthread
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before i left this morning i did this...pretty much as is, except for the hands. then left. Came home to take off my clothes and plop on the futon couch in front of the Magnificant Oscillating Fan i bought last year, and fall fast asleep. Waking, it's 90 something outside... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at windthread
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inbetween moving the hose and just being, i drew a little but while standing with the hose at the Volunteer Young Mimosa, seeing that it's first Dr. Seuss blooms have begun, looking UP i felt something on my foot...top of my foot over the arch and brain couldn't identify. This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at windthread
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had to spend most of the day in town to get paperwork finished for the Going. Came home to Tay having waited long at the gate, in the heat of the day, we sat under Old Apricot Tree, some breeze. me, re-mind-ing about this moment being the only moment really... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at windthread
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that much. where i spent the entire day. I gave water, i pulled kochia, i dug 4 holes and planted 4 tomato plants, over a month later than Ever Before. this is my friend. my Belov~ed friend. that i hand washed and hung to dry in the Old Woman Apricot... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at windthread
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