dear pam battled fierce LA friday traffic and drove up today to film a free-motion- stitching- on- paper episode for the upcoming STITCH*BOOKERY class. i made a short little video and posted to instagram. if you haven’t seen it HERE IT IS. i briefly touched on free-motion stitchery in ROD way back when, but i have a different machine now and no free-motion foot. so…i called on pam for her expertise to show you how it’s done.
it was sweltering hot in the city of angels with temps climbing above 100 degrees. too hot for this time of year! Our serious heat doesn’t hit until august & september and sometimes lasts into october. september is the absolute worst. but early july?! too darn early!
the arborist was out on wednesday and did a fine job with my 2 young chinese pistache. the main goal for the health of my young tree, that had a major limb savagely ripped off by a road work vehicle, is to reduce the weight of the tree. it’s remaining fine branches were carefully pruned. i will deep soak both of them by leaving the hose dripping water on them overnight. that deep slow watering is supposed to be the best for trees.
i also had the urban lumberjack prune 5 other trees. 3 of my olive trees that have never been pruned! their skirts were raised a few feet to reveal their exquisite sculptural trunks.
lately i can’t seem to write a blog post without lots of random blathering. just think of this as a letter. we haven’t corresponded in a while and there’s catching up that needs to be done!
pam brought her magnificent sketchbook that she made from a book she got in italy. she’s returning to orvieto this september to teach again!
even though i’m not a group person if i wasn’t working in september, i would be so tempted to go hang out with pam & dear ingrid who will be in attendance.
i can’t tell you how much i love holding this jewel in my hands. it’s a smallish book, but stuffed full of signatures. how nice to page through it and admire the unfussy florals that fill its pages.
talk visit work. that’s all we did and it was GOOD.
okay. that’s all the news that’s fit to print. no wait. there’s more!
our cottage on lummi island:
perhaps you want to read this article about lummi island. after i read it many months ago i knew it was the place i wanted to spend some time. slow paced and not a lot of people. perfect for us!
thanks for stopping by for a visit. now i’m going to edit the footage from today’s filming session and cobble together a video starring pam! registration for STITCH*BOOKERY is open till August 4th. Class starts on July 28th. Another “live” session will be offered again this fall. trying something new by only offering “live” sessions this time. by the way LIVE doesn’t mean you have to be on your computer at a certain time. it just means you’re in the class with a big group of other peeps actively participating, yacking, and sharing. sister brings the cocktails. things get lively. if you can make it, cool. if it’s not your thang, still cool!