input and output

I’ve been absent from social media for awhile…4 months actually! which seems a very long time when I type it. But to completely mangle the words of Peter Frampton…”it’s not creative block, it’s just input. Sometimes there’s output and sometimes there’s input…the trick is to not get too worried or excited about either.” I’m calling the last 4 months creative input.

It hasn’t been all deep introspection and swanning around in long flowing garments – actually there’s been little deep introspection (or long flowing garments for that matter) just the regular day to day stuff of life…and a few extra things.

Ned had knee surgery 8 weeks ago now, thankfully not a full cruciate surgery, but enough to test my nursing skills. He’s getting better and better and almost back to normal …he can be off leash but still no ball chasing and absolutely no jumping into the car. We have a very fancy extendable ramp now. He did get a very bad hair cut from Dr.Jesse which is growing back slowly, thankfully!

Ned’s knee means I’ve been home for the last while, and when I’m not “nursing” or waiting on himself hand and paw, I’ve been stitching. Though the patient is not impressed when the attention shifts to anything but him!

I did have an entry in the Cherry Blossom: Textile Translation exhibition earlier this spring and I’m working on a few other things that will have to remain under wraps for awhile yet.

my cherry blossom piece in progress

and a bit of English Paper Piecing

We have had a couple of visitors while we’ve been home, the hummingbird feeder has required constant refills from the “guardian hummingbird” and his pals.

And this fellow has been hanging out in the almost-in-bloom apple tree. The birds have inspired me to get out my camera and see if I can catch them in action ….it’s tricky! you won’t believe the number of shots I take to get a good one.

Spring has arrived here and it’s so wonderful to see the fresh leaves and bright colours of new growth. Hope all is well with you wherever you are..

Bye for now, Catherine


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5 comments

  1. Glad to hear that Ned is on the mend … good shots of your feathered friends. We had western tanangers today (only see them every few years!). Sadly, no pics.

  2. So good to see you back! I am glad to see that Ned has you trained well. I know well what you mean about capturing the birds. I did finally manage to capture a good one of a nuthatch, but that was only because he bumped his head on the window and I moved to a safe perch away from paws. Wishing you a glorious spring.


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