…and the alarm is set for 3:40 am — eek! Not much beauty sleep tonight. We have to leave really early so that we can be in New York in time to attend the calling hours for my brother. It is always a bittersweet time — reconnecting with relatives and old friends and grieving at the same time.
Today, I just did it. In between doing laundry and getting organized to leave town, I finished A Thin Place, burned a CD and filled out the entry for Sacred Threads. I had thought about doing some beading, but decided the stitching would carry the piece.
Here are a couple of close-ups of the stitching:
Tonight, we went to a short neighborhood meeting. It was our first chance to meet most of the other folks who live on our street. The purpose was to discuss the use of a beautifully restored Craftsman house owned by Reed College. It is across the street from us. Their original permit was for a residence, but they want to use if for meetings. Problem is, there is very little parking on our lane. So we are wanting to limit their use. Even though it was about business, we decided that we need to get together more often so we are planning a block party for the summer. The host does a lot of work in Vietnam. They have a collection of wonderful paintings done by a woman artist from N. Vietnam. I really loved them. They also had an exquisite hand embroidered picture. The detail was wonderful. His wife is trying to arrange a show of work by woman artists from Vietnam, here in Portland.
Time to check my list and make sure I am ready to get up and leave early in the morning. Thanks again for all of your kind words. It has meant so much to me!