Aeons ago in a galaxy far away there lived a young woman about to go out into the stars to live life on her own.
The young woman’s two grannies, being far-sighted and wise women, had taught the young woman the needle arts. They knew from their life experiences the young woman would need them in her travels.
It seems they right. But we’ve already noted they were wise women.
As they were generous as well as wise, they decided to gift their young charge with some of their own skilled work. In due course the young woman received these gifts, one of which is shown in these photos.
The young woman began travelling from galaxy to galaxy, always keeping her granny treasures amongst her valued possessions.
One day she met another traveller and they decided to journey together. He soon learned to value the granny gifts, and the skills they had taught the young woman.
Which is why, when the couple decided to have their own young people, the not quite so young woman passed on the granny wisdom to her young people, too.
I’ve often photographed fabrics that might work well together, entire outfits, and checked out colours and accessories by photographing them. These different views often present surprising suggestions.
Late one evening I suddenly wondered if a long unworn necklace might be a good match for a certain fabric.
Lo and behold, I became fascinated by the necklace ~ rediscovering its beautiful ingredients.
Here are a couple of photos from the past, it being too cold just now for foraging in fields for new photos.
This was taken indoors in Chicago, using typical winter indoor plants. Guess I was yearning for blossoms and greenery.
Also from Chicago… It was late March and extreme warming flooded the area, with dramatic results in all the parks. This was taken in a tiny South Loop (downtown) park squeezed between two old building.
The entire area had been heavily occupied by printers and associated trades until the 40’s and 50’s, so park designers chose to use type face on the seating blocks, using neighbourhood street names as they would have looked to those historic typesetters.