Honestly, i am not getting a lot of stoodio time, or having the inclination to do much in there–it’s been unseasonably hot here and the garden demands all my attention! It’s been in the mid to upper 30’s (Celsius), and the stoodio faces south so you can guess the temp in there! I’ve also moved some of the stoodio jungle out under the apple tree, so the light is blinding as well. Fortunately it’s cooler and we expect rain this week–but please NO HAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ve mostly been pulling weeds, thinning seedlings (great in salads, from beet greens and bok choy to quinoa and kale) and moving the remainder of the “yard of dirt”. My digging leg and hip are killing me, my hands are sore from gripping the shovel and my shoulders are sunburnt. I’m not complaining though–part and parcel of summer and wanting a decent food garden!
I feel the need to be doing something during the downtime though, and pulled out the “circle a day” project (started last year, shame on me…) The first two here are scraps of indigo dyed nylon lace from an old shower curtain i scored at the local “Emporium”:
Of course, they’re not really circles anymore, but still are within the 4″ size i set myself.
The third was a sample i did in the “Girl” days. I stitched around the edges, started some running stitch and laced running stitch and hated it. Boring, uninspired, not really me anymore. What do you do when a sketch displeases you and you’re frustrated with it? Scribble on it, X it out. Garbage. But now i like the not liking.
Small things right now are better than just thinking. I have two shows to do that for, and the ol’ vasty head is taking its time.