Week’s end

This came off the bedroom curtain where it had been pinned. It gets attention in between writing and piecing up the last two panels of C’s quilt.

One morning this week, I turned monkey and climbed on the dresser to hang mirrors gathered from all over the house.

That’s Finn and crew in the back of the dog walker’s car!

Here he is at home, looking a little more dominant.

Notice the embroidery floss on the couch cushion? They travel around with me on my clothing.

21 thoughts on “Week’s end

  1. Saskia van Herwaarden

    love that cloth! and the mirrors up there, such a great idea hanging them up so high; ha Finn reminds me of Django: on the lookout for trespassers to ward off!
    threads trail me Everywhere, have a great weekend

  2. ravenandsparrow

    Every photo offers a dollop of pleasure. Your quilt is so brashly dynamic, yet still familiar and domestic. (Houses and landscapes always resonate with me.) Your collection of mirrors is delightful. I am a lover of old mirrors and am still looking for antique ones for my house. The multi-panel one over the top molding really makes the grouping pull together. Finn in the van with the motley dog crew is laugh out loud, but his vigilant video shows what a handsome boy he is. I, too, find embroidery thread draped and caught all over my house.

    1. deemallon Post author

      We have almost more mirrors than we can hang. That horizontal one has been in the basement for 25 years. I bought it at a flea market in high school.

  3. Nancy

    Love this all, many words in my head, too tired. Can’t comment on blog, problem with getting my email I there xo

    Sent from my iPad


  4. Liz A

    I had to zoom in to see how you created the sun … nicely done!

    and floss … it drives Don crazy, how it’s everywhere, as are the random sheddings from raw cloth edges … bless his heart, he always asks “is this a good one?” rather than simply consigning all findings to the trash (which I’m sure he’d preferr)

    1. deemallon Post author

      He doesn’t need to learn. When he’s not with us he is a respectful alpha, intent on play. Early on we worked with trainers to see if we could get that behavior to carry over and kind of gave up.

  5. Joanne

    Riley liked to look at people. Just observe them. He wasn’t interested in close contact. He would stand and observe and I would run my fingers over his ears. Then he would look up and we would walk. A few times he ran with others dogs— not often and always out front. He didn’t play.

    1. deemallon Post author

      That looking up is such a sign of connection. We have so thoroughly trained Finn to expect treats at the sound of another dog, that he looks up at us immediately even if a dog is barking from inside a house!

      1. Joanne

        That made me laugh. Riley saw us as treat dispensers in the daily walk. And for all sorts of odd and interesting reasons.

        1. deemallon Post author

          Finn also expects a treat when a loud truck goes by. Initially, he was inclined to lunge at them.

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