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Warrior Women: prayer flag #11

This morning I’m thinking about a warrior woman–one woman in particular–a scrappy keeper-of-goats living in the harsh yet beautiful desert of the SW.    Not a place for the weak of body or spirit.   123 more words

Slow Cloth

can of worms

A few days ago in the wee hours of the morning/night, I started surfing the web instead of working on my UX project. As I got deeper into the fringe of the internet and YouTube, I somehow landed… 437 more words


Giving New Life to Old Linens

This past natural dyeing season–that’s Spring, Summer and Fall in Chicago–went so quickly I scarcely had time to consider all that I dyed.  I created lots of hand-dyed scraps of natural cloth, including linen, silk and cotton.   134 more words

Super Moon Arises

Ever since super moon arrived awhile ago, I have been thinking about creating a Super Moon Cloth as part of the SunMoonStars Series.  But super moon has to be really spectacular, doesn’t it? 145 more words

Love Sand

“When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present and into the future. 64 more words

Oliveloaf Design

November 2016

It’s not quite winter yet, but it’s on the way.  We had two days of flurries, that didn’t  amount to much.  On the other hand, it was easier to take than the foot or so they got in Northern Maine.  422 more words

Figuring out Juglandaceae: Black walnuts

Juglandaceae is the family of trees composed of the walnuts, hickories, and pecans. They are large trees with especially leafy leaves (bipinnate leaves if you wanna be all sciency sounding), and have nuts of varying tastiness. 215 more words