I am feeling a bit sad today as the tree men came today to do some necessary tree trimming and removal. As this shot shows the oak was rubbing on the roof as was the white pine. I love trees and have done many works celebrating them so having two cut to the ground is the source of my distress. One, the ash in front of my studio window was suffering the effects of the ash bore beetle. I did do a drawing of a short branch. The second was a Maple that was greatly distorted because it was growing in the shadow of a second tree. There is a lot more light in the yard and house now. The roof will be better for the cutting, one can see the street signs again and walk the sidewalk without ducking. All this is positive and I will concentrate on those positive things. One can always plant more trees. And there are always more quilts to build using trees as there themes.
I received a wonderful gift this week too. My friend Marilyn stopped with a bag full of trims and linens from her Mom’s attic. She said I knew you could and would make something wonderful out of some of this. What a fine vote of confidence. I can see several things I want to work with already.
Glyph IV I am quilting the background of this piece now. I want to bead the actual Glyph now that I have removed the interfacing I put in last week. I did some stabilizing quilting every 2.5” out from the center in both directions. Those quilting lines will stabilize the piece.
Enjoy the trees in your life and