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little bits of this and that

July 14, 2016

summer has arrived – at least for today

P1100129the bees are loving it

P1100125the yarrow is blooming

I’ve never tried dyeing with it so with a good crop it seems like this is the year

P1100121my students have reached the fun part

P1100119the log cabin is progressing

P1100117I’ve marked out the linen bedspread and started stitching

it may take until Christmas to get to the dyeing stage

P1100118the July prayer flag is underway

the Tanabata strips were left to hang in the wind and rain for a week

 now they are woven into a prayer for peace and love

similar to last year

on a background of sumi dyed shibori

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the title “Wisdom” – now the stitching begins

a stop at my favorite bookstore for some summer reading

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An Unnecessary Woman by Rabith Alameddine comes highly recommended

situated in Beirut, I’m reading this and remembering my recent visit with “heatherfromcanada”

A Foot in the River by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

I have to admit I bought it because of the cover (not a good reason)

from a work by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

it was on the shelf next to the book I originally went to buy

it seemed like kismet

” A revolutionary book which challenges scientistic assumptions about culture and how and why cultural change happens.”

it too, may take me until Christmas to finish!

and I can’t resist the freebies

the owner of the bookstore has a wonderful, eclectic collection of old items

frequently displayed in the store

P1100132look at this delightful reading corner

P1100133with a handstitched, boro-ish quilt

wonder if I can stitch and read at the same time?

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 15, 2016 12:24 am

    What bliss! Reading and stitching at the same time

    Like

  2. July 15, 2016 3:32 am

    Instead of the title “bits of this and that,” you should call this “life is good”!

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  3. vdbolyard permalink
    July 15, 2016 7:21 am

    i like eclectic bookstores best, love the ones that have all kinds of beautiful and quirky next to classics and zines…

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