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The sewn world

Everything is stitched together. The dog is attached to a nearby post with a loop; we’ve zigzagged our way here looking at flowers and plants stitching ourselves across the town and through the park. We sew ourselves into the minds of the people we pass along the way! They are sewing their own lives. We are looping and weaving an existence together.

These flowers are a tremendous source of joy for all of us! They bloom in little random patches through the fall and winter and in spring they are in full bloom! The dog finds them irresistible for sniffing and marking and we knew they’d be great to sew myself to! What we did not expect, was that one of the little flowers would ride the thread like a zip line to my finger! To make visible the connection they’ve made into my heart!

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We’ve Moved

Our new address is 404 N Main, Toledo, Oregon! We found it on Craigslist – live/work space near the coast; and we really excited to discover that Toledo (population 3000); was an art town with galleries, public art, a museum, and monthly art walk.

So we packed up are things into a U-haul and our animals into our car and drove to Oregon.

We drove through Lubbock, where Josh went to Texas Tech and marveled at the massive wind farms. There were still a few oil derricks, but no big stockyards or odors.

I was surprised by all the ways to see wind. The windmills breaking up the sky like kaleidoscopes , snakes of dusts sliding across the road and big clouds of dirt gusting up into whirl winds.

Lake Sumner was our first night and we arrived in the dark. As soon as we had the tent up, Chloe was in there making a nest.

The chickens had a little scratch about and we were off again. The cool thing about daylight is that you can see where you are; and Lake Sumner has a little canyon and river leading up to it that look beautiful!