The stitch meditations I've started are using scraps
from discharged fabric that I used for a small art quilt years ago.
The idea of the stitch meditation is to spend 15 minutes total, from pulling the fabrics and threads to the actual stitching, but I usually find myself enjoying the stitching and continuing for up to 30 minutes if I feel like it. These are all on 3 x 3" squares, but I've cut a 2 1/2 inch square backing for the next one.
I have two more, but haven't taken pics of them. I skipped doing a stitch meditation yesterday, because I was busy making envelopes and postcards, but I did stitch on a small piece that will take a long time because I plan to cover almost the entire thing with stitching. Still a meditation, though.
Outgoing last week
Yesterday, I made two envelopes and 8 postcards after playing most of the day with tiny collages and ideas for April's National Letter Writing Month and Write-on. I'll use poetry again as a recurrent theme, but yesterday, I made some with song lyrics. Well, I consider Paul Simon a poet. :)
Currently reading The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan and Dreyer's English by Benjamin Dreyer.
Finished The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson yesterday. A bittersweet coming-of-age story that was a surprise in many ways. By bittersweet, I mean that no childhood is perfect or free from stress and not all children are going to fit flawlessly into their worlds.
Some lazy and intermittent weeding when I sat outside. The Japanese maples are leafing out, and I'm so impressed each day with what they accomplish. Two are ahead of the game, but the other three are trying hard. Spring always seems so sudden, a bud one day, a leaf the next, then more and more.