29 March 2012

Tartan warps and wefts…..

a pattern of interlocking stripes

running in both...

the warp - horizontal
and the weft - vertical

when you wear a tartan...

you are identifying yourself with a clan, a district,
or a what have you

in the U.S. there are eight towns named Aberdeen, eight named Edinburgh, seven towns named Glasgow, and eight called Scotland

Tartan became popular after Queen Victoria expressed her fondness for all things Scottish

the first color photograph (taken in 1861) was
of a tartan ribbon

2012 is the 14th anniversary of the signing of the Resolution in the American Senate which made Tartan Day
a U.S. national holiday on April 6

What color would your tartan be?

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

25 March 2012

doe dialogue.....

You lookin’ at me?

You talkin’ to me?

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

22 March 2012

squirrel spit.....

The Hound’s agenda for most days:

stand guard at the front entrance protecting domicile

lounge around the porch snoozing

but now The Hound insists on coming in for water breaks...

despite the freshly filled water bowl
outside the front entrance

and it’s all his fault...

see him?

in stealth-mode up there in the tree...

as soon as The Hound is making guard rounds
around the premises barking at anyone down on the street to throw back the tennis ball she rolled down toward them...

this guy stealthily sneaks in for a drink
from The Hound’s water bowl

The Hound...ewwww, squirrel spit!
No way am I drinking that now!

What’s this have to do with the pillow d?

absolutely nothing...

unless d. decides to take his beverage outside...

then beware of thirsty stealthy squirrels

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

19 March 2012

hither and yon.....

seeing signs of spring

wishing I could see signs on interstate

headed in the right direction…..

but no stitching while driving permitted

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

15 March 2012

maybe you just rule.....

the crown is a symbol when combined with others...

elevates their meaning above the common…

associating them to higher spheres of authority

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

11 March 2012

go sit.....

outwit, outmaneuver, outslick, outsmart, outthink...

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

08 March 2012

Orders and Perspective…..

on 12th and Filbert

5th and LY
on dinner table

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

04 March 2012

When iris eyes are smiling.....

When iris eyes are smiling,

sure 'tis like a morn in spring...

I know, I know...

it's Irish not iris

but it is almost St Patrick’s Day

and this bouquet of iris are gracing

my kitchen counter this week...

So smile,

and sing along….

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!

01 March 2012

I can see clearly now.....

Umm, not quite yet

Lake Erie sunset through plate glass window

still planted on the sofa with my Kleenex

and water bottle

and Hall’s mentholyptus

but hoping to kick this bug to the curb...

and seeing clearly soon

monogram through plate glass

it's just embroidery, have fun with it!