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Dana
San Juan Islands, Washington, USA
I'm a former graphic designer turned textile designer who married her high school sweetheart and had two boys, now grown up.
Interests: Books: anything by Jane Austen, Lord of the Rings, Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, A Pavilion of Women by Pearl S. Buck, mysteries by Dorothy Sayer, Villette by Charlotte Bronte, Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather. Movies: Galaxy Quest, Local Hero, Shakespeare in Love
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Hi Dhyana, welcome. Its nice to know that this post is still entertaining.
Toggle Commented Jul 31, 2022 on No thanks at Raven and Sparrow
I hope so Deb! Summer in the Norhtwest has an ephemeral quality that is difficult to capture. I'm not sure if this cloth does, but it is in my mind as I work.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2022 on Nailing down the edges at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you Nancy. The cloth tells me what to do.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2022 on Nailing down the edges at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Hazel! Your cloth vignettes show me the way.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2022 on Nailing down the edges at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Mo! I'm looking forward to getting all of Lisa's seasons on the table.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2022 on Nailing down the edges at Raven and Sparrow
When I start a project I always have a vague hope that it will turn out to be simple, but it never does. Once I get going the details dictate themselves.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2022 on Nailing down the edges at Raven and Sparrow
Oh, fireflies! I've never lived anywhere that had fireflies, but finally saw them when I was in Italy. They are enchanting!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2022 on Nailing down the edges at Raven and Sparrow
You are right, these tablecloths represent a huge block of time. I ask myself often if it is worth it and my answer is always yes, but I'm not too clear about why. Your Grow Quilt looks great on your round table. I'm honored that you think of me by using it that way.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2022 on Nailing down the edges at Raven and Sparrow
I'm glad you like them Saskia. I'm sorry for your trapped dragonfly, but I'm glad you had the chance to view one up close. They are so fascinating.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2022 on Back to dragonflies at Raven and Sparrow
Hi Hazel! I'm glad you like those pesky silver stitches.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2022 on Back to dragonflies at Raven and Sparrow
Oh thank you so much, Nancy. Its great to see you here too.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2022 on Back to dragonflies at Raven and Sparrow
Yes, dragonflies seem to hold the ethereal beauty of summer (especially our fleeting, precious summers) in their wings.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2022 on Back to dragonflies at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Jude! I know, I've been quiet for a long time, but always still here.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2022 on Back to dragonflies at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you Liz! It feels good to be back in touch with you and everyone here, participating in my life again as best I can.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2022 on Back to dragonflies at Raven and Sparrow
Oh Grace, I don't feel courageous, I feel crushed. Although I am finally quite a bit better, I have lost confidence in my own future. You are right about the OnGoingNess of it, and I am sorry that a woman as young as Alyssia is saddled with a variation of this chronic disease. Bleah. Dealing with it has been a very pointed lesson in the fragility of my own assumptions. Now I just do what I can and don't look too far ahead. Fortunately, this moment includes dragonflies and there is joy in that.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2022 on Back to dragonflies at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you Marti. Its good have something to show again after so long in the doldrums.
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2022 on Back to dragonflies at Raven and Sparrow
Thanks Mo! I'm glad you think they work because they were certainly a lot of work.
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2022 on Back to dragonflies at Raven and Sparrow
Love to you too Grace. Dragonflies are evident here too, now that summer has arrived (finally). They are magical creatures.
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2022 on Back to dragonflies at Raven and Sparrow
Doesn't it seem like there are more swans every year? Out in the Skagit Valley they are now quite numerous where they used to be rare. Yay! The other day I was driving by one of the many woodland lakes on our island and there, floating majestically above their perfectly mirrored reflections, were two gorgeous swans. It was like a fairy tale. I think I have seen merlins here, but they are not common, so lucky you!
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2022 on Woodpecker New Year at Raven and Sparrow
Wow Liz. You are really reaching back. I'm glad this post was meaningful for you.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2022 on Vacation continued at Raven and Sparrow
When you get a good picture, be sure to send it to me. I love you too.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2022 on Woodpecker New Year at Raven and Sparrow
Thank you, Catherine...and thank you for commenting.
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2022 on Woodpecker New Year at Raven and Sparrow
I am so glad you are here Beth! You have my sympathies for your health issues and my hopes for a very happy new year beside your beautiful pond.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2022 on Woodpecker New Year at Raven and Sparrow
I have never seen a water rail so I had to look it up. What a perky tail and bright orange beak! I hope one day to see one in person. My cousin has just married a Dutchman and taken up residence in Alkmaar. I hope to visit them when all this pandemic stuff lessens and maybe will see a water rail then. I look forward to your observations.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2022 on Woodpecker New Year at Raven and Sparrow
Happy New Year to you as well Saskia!
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2022 on Woodpecker New Year at Raven and Sparrow