Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Road trip, graduations and birthdays

I have spent the last week celebrating with part of our family. We drove to western Washington and spent most of our time at my daughter's house outside the small town of Eatonville. My daughter has had various careers, but decided a few years ago to finally finish her college degree. She did that last Friday, graduating from the Tacoma campus of the University of Washington. I'm a proud Mom. While there my son that lives in Tacoma also joined us for the celebrations. His son, my oldest grandson, graduated from middle school and we went to the celebratory brunch at the school. Then to make it an even more celebratory week we celebrated birthdays, three of them. One of our grand daughters was home for the summer from college and we visited her at her job as a barista/front desk clerk at Whitaker's bunkhouse on the way up Mt Rainier. It was a fun week, lots of activity and family time.

The Weekly Leaf

This week I used the leaf that started out as golden yellow hand dyed fabric, stamped with soy wax using my big leaf tjap. Then it was dunked in the indigo pot. It's on the left in the picture below.

After being trimmed to size.

Week #24

The first 24 weeks of the year, last row isn't stitched on yet but will be soon.

Daily Stitching updates

Gelli prints #159-#166

Shades of Orange #86-#93

Linked to "Off the Wall Friday"


  1. Such good memories for you to hold onto to! The indigo leave is so special…..love everything about it.

  2. I love the texture that you achieved with the indigo leaf.

  3. I love all the hand stitching - a real labor of love

  4. Great to see your collection of leaves - they will make a great wall hanging!

  5. Beautiful stitching. It takes a lot of patience doesn't it?

  6. Your hand stitching is exquisite! Love the autumnal palette of your leaves.

  7. The fern is one of my favorite plants. Today o walked in the woods and the ferns were everywhere! Huge, lush and cooling green. Yours is wonderful!