Saturday, August 20, 2016

- Come a rain

Patch #233 Agave



Eight inches of rain fell this week ...


inspiring a very green look over at One Hill Country Year, re-visioned from this ...


to this ...


as I wasn't sure about the Pojagi-influenced patching. The posts have all been revised and I'm much happier with this new version. 

In any case, it was this photo of an agave ...


that inspired today's patch. Turned on its side, it looked for all the world like clouds swollen with rain ...


I also used it as an opportunity to re-try my hand at seed stitch, which has never been a favorite. And I've gotta say, even though I like the effect, it's a stitch that simply doesn't make my heart sing while working it.

Oh well. At least I have this to make me smile ...


Found in Don's scrap bin, it looked for all the world like the moon peeking out from behind a cloud. Don claimed it was purely accidental, a scrap of wood used to blot the paint from a foam dauber.

Whatever. It has found a home by my sewing chair ...


Because there are no accidents ...

2 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

beloved rain here too, Liz. the traditional July Monsoon has come in August.
Just now, a deluge. All electrical sky dance. So Beautyfull and tonight
there will be a moon like is here...floating behind clouds
This Planet is so incredibly FINE FINE FINE

Liz Ackert said...

Beauty there is, but fierce weather, too. Last summer we got a grand total of one inch of rain. After what happened in Louisiana I'm seriously considering FEMA flood insurance.