"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Looking Up

This small cotton tapestry I wove measures 7 1/2" wide by 7 1/2" long and is woven with thread and cotton embroidery floss.                                                          

       "I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:2

Monday, 9 September 2019

Where is the monarch? - part two

My daughter caught a viceroy in our yard- and she gave it to me -you can see the actual butterfly on the right. I was so very pleased that I sketched it. I believe we saw a viceroy out our screened door the day that I wrote about in my first post. Year's ago I did a weaving of a monarch as a commission for a private client. I only had pictures to look at and since than I have always had a secret longing to see a live one. The viceroy which is called a monarch mimic and which I have never seen before either did not live at our island home on the west coast. I am so thankful for this east coast blessing.
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Sunday, 1 September 2019

Where is the monarch?

I sketched my daughter with her butterfly net and myself holding the wildflowers that she picked me. We were looking for the monarch butterfly which does not live on the pacific coast island we called home. It was a late summer afternoon and we wondered along a red, dirt road to the sea. It seemed like we would not see a single monarch and we didn't that day. Than, one sunny afternoon while we sat inside the cottage and looked out through our screened door we both saw the butterfly. It was flitting around right in front of our eyes next to the screen. "Monarch!" my daughter cried. We ran to the outside door to gather our nets and than to the screened door but the butterfly was gone- forever. Was it really a monarch? I don't know but I thank God for graciously gifting us not only with memory but with good memories of a summer on PEI.

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