Plaid door. Satin moon.

After two zoom calls and a dog walk, I had the day to myself, and also the house. I enjoyed going between the ironing board in the living room and the bins of cloth in the basement. Up and down the stairs. It felt like getting back to something I’d been missing and didn’t know how much.

The buttons on this one are coming off — too much like eyes. Whimsical is okay but not distracting.

Composed years ago, this little house quilt was languishing in a pile.

Cloth: plaid flannel — one of the boys’ pjs; wool challis from a scarf that belonged to my mother; luscious indigo strip dyed by me years ago. I can’t remember who wore the dark shirt behind the house, but I’m pretty sure that I bought the vintage hankie (roof) on eBay once upon a time.

Auditioning my barn on a stormy background. The foreground is stitched already, which is the only sewing I managed to accomplish in California.

I just inserted that thread crumb moon this morning. If I keep it, I’ll work some purple into the foreground.

Speaking of not getting much done, I am tired today and don’t even feel like walking the dog.

Yellow arrives out front. Such a cheerful color, yellow!

8 thoughts on “Plaid door. Satin moon.

  1. Nancy

    How nice to have time to yourself to play. How lovely to have so many memory pieces to stitch into a story and I can feel the storm in the bottom piece. Perhaps all that stair climbing wore you out!! It sure would wear me out!

    1. deemallon Post author

      Thank you for showing up here, Nancy. I just want to say that because I know it takes effort.

      Having so many pieces in piles is not always a good thing, but cloth with memory in it does tend to make a piece more personally rich.

  2. Tina

    I love the rare hours I get the house to myself .. this morning being one of those times. Skipped going to the gym to stay home and get some deep cleaning done. Woohoo who doesn’t like a clean house … haha I only got the living room done.
    Love the barn .. the stormy ski is perfect. Reminds me of the very windy rainy day that brought down a huge branch on Monday. Yikes .. luckily we had no damage it was a city tree so it’s already all cleared up.

  3. Hazel

    Really love your barn- the colors, the swirling sky and ground, the glow of the moon reflecting the barn colors. Settling back into home is one of the best things ever.

  4. Deb g

    Yes to yellow. 🙂 I treated myself to a yellow umbrella for the back garden so I could sit in the shade, it really pops with all the green. Love the motion in the piece you are stitching.


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