Thursday, September 18, 2014

A Clean Thicket

I did it. I cleaned the trashy thicket. Unbelievably, the teensy area choked under a barrow full of metal waste, some random bits of lumber, and 9 large bags worth of trash. Over the last week, amid the glare of passersby, I cleaned that place spit-spot. You should see it. It is a sight. (I promise photos later.)

Am I pleased? What a question. I am beyond pleased. I may be overstating this slightly, but the whole experience was a revelation. I learned things. Like the fact that freeing nature from that tangled mass of human-made refuse made me feel so good. SO needed. Yes, I picked garbage for a whole bloody week. For one week, I was the crazy garbage lady. But when that week was up, a bluejay alit beside me in the thicket. Like, right there. Close enough that if I took one small step I could touch it. Do you know how blue a bluejay is? Well this one was like the clearest sky. It was a thank you from the heavens to this crazy little garbage lady. And I won't soon forget it.


P.S. A huge thank you to Lo and The Boy for their help taking the trash to the pick-up location. Love you guys.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Pretty Wood?

I live in the city. But only a hop, skip and a jump from my house, there is a beautiful little wooded area.

When you walk through it, it's like you've entered a magical world...

A world of trees and wildflowers...

Where the soundtrack is the buzzing of insects and the song of birds.

Okay, you got me.

Maybe that place exists only in my mind, but maybe it doesn't have to. Maybe all the place needs is someone who cares.

Will that person be me?


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bowtie Quilt Flimsy

Hello blog.

Hello you. I hope you've been well.

I've been away for some time t'would appear. Months and months and months. But here I am again interestingly. I think I thought I wouldn't be back. I think I thought I was done with blogging. But I've surprised even myself today because here I am.

Anyway... Here is my latest project. A scrappy, queen-size, bowtie flimsy (that's an unquilted quilt top in case you were wondering) I've only just completed. She's now ready for the next big step...

Sandwiching and basting, and then quilting after that. I'm choosing to machine-quilt this one. Hopefully ol' Betty, the ancient White sewing machine, is up to the task. I sometimes wonder if I am...

We will have to wait and see I guess. Maybe I'll surprise myself again. Surprises can be a good thing, right?



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