Light always enhances

Look what the addition of Deb’s hand dyed fabrics did to the formerly pedestrian patchwork (below).

Pieced it up yesterday and did some cleaning today.

Do you think it was needed?

I’ll sign off with this blast from the past — taken during a visit to a Wolf Preserve up in Ipswich. Both boys were so blonde back then! K was always good about getting us camping or hiking or fishing — such a gift to the boys and something both carried into adulthood.

PS Go buy some stamps!

19 thoughts on “Light always enhances

  1. Nancy

    This is so beautiful Dee! One of your best stained glass cloths yet! There are parts where the seams add an optical illusion aspect. The process photos are a perfect explanation of why I haven’t wanted to pull out fabric…I have no space here! Your boys look so sweet, innocent in this pic and looking like their daddy. Father’s Day greetings.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Thanks Nancy. Yeah the ironing board and piles of fabric really trash up the living room. But I somehow manage to live with it and so does my husband, thankfully.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      I love the salt marshes and the craggy coast lines up there. Do you miss it? Alabama could not be more different.

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  2. Liz A

    love your board floors … and the living room studio … yeah, I can relate and be equally appreciative of a tolerant spouse

    this was the first non-beach Father’s Day for our entire family … in over thirty years … so yes, looking back at old photos instead … love seeing yours, too

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  3. fiberels

    Such a wonderful piece !!! (hang it in front of a window, permanently !)
    HAHA that scene behind your couch looks quite FAMILIAR !!!!!!! (could be here !)

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  4. Acey

    I love that pic of your way-back men. Meant to post a fave of J and T fishing for the first time – for both of them – in the Adirondacks. There was a similar momentum at play for us. J thrived on finding us day or camping trip destinations that held strong hiking appeal. T. has carried that forward as well. Obviously not at the moment but overall for sure.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      My boys were always the ones who knew how to build a fire when camping with friends. Seems pretty basic, but maybe it isn’t so basic.

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  5. Patty M

    Love the stained glass effect in your panel. Also the whirl of fabrics after ‘the choosing’.
    My dog eats fabric so I can’t enjoy the effect!

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    1. deemallon Post author

      I don’t know WHAT I’d do if my dog ate fabric, Patty! Though Finn does love a good dish towel. Most have holes now.

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    1. deemallon Post author

      Mess is worse in the heat, I agree. And I miss my boys too. For some things, zoom just doesn’t cut it.

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