Friday, April 27, 2007


button teeter green, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.


Wednesday, April 25, 2007

five o'clock five minutes

five o'clock
five minutes
to tell you a story

this is the story of a moment from yesterday.
the cast:
big tree
police cruiser
the setting:

i look up into the big bare tree right into the vein branches and up into blue sky
i look down, into textured bark, marks and ripples and history
i hug tree, arms wrapped only half way round because tree is so old and wise and wide
i say"
I love you!
actually i shout
I love you

unbeknowst to me
a police crusier pulls up
it isn't enough that Bea is rolling her eyes, (just a little)
police officer says'
okay i've got to ask
i reply
just loving this tree
police officer,
a nature lover eh ( thinks nature nut...i am presumming)
just loving this tree
i repeat

five minutes are up

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

tea in a tree pouch

pouch tea in a tree, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

featuring zig-zag from my new old Kenmore/Janome circa 1970 and running sweet as a dream

now back to sewing cards and perhaps later a little spot of tea in a tree.

Monday, April 23, 2007

jean couple pouch

jean couple pouch, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

...saying sayonara to an old pair of blue jeans never felt so good

Friday, April 20, 2007

box of pencils

box of pencils, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

friday morning begins with a box of pencil crayons belonging to someone else once...
i think friedrich took a flight to holland from hamburg
and liked green and photo brown
occasion had it he played golf and the lottery
and did quite a few drawings
who is friedrich c. jenson?
and was this his box of pencil?
smelling of must
and mildew
and rescued
from the goodwill
i continue
where friedrich left off

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Bea's Pirate Adventure

Bea's Pirate Adventure, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Bea did this. I particularly like the crocodile.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

i sew love you

i sew love you, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

one of my new designs for a button.
soon a real live button press will be mine,

ideas swamp my mind
in a good way

happy sunday

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

wind, points, return,

wind blows on open field
leaves of brown clink to chain link fence

for today's magic trick
i return to a place i once was
this time as a healthy volunteer
and this time the option is mine to come or go.

no i wasn't in prison,

i will learn to be mindful
i will learn to meditate
and my fear of inclosed spaces
will vanish in a puff of smoke
actually that is the worry,
the cable of the elevator breaking
into a puff of smoke

any way
i will learn to sit
and lean into points
and the next time i have to fill out a rather tideous application form
i will not eat a bag of hard candy

but put my fingers on the coffee table like the lady in the video
and contemplate...
contemporary building materials such as plywood..
no no
i will be mindful and conscious
and only have a couple of hard candies
that i taste and suck rather than crunch.

today it was windy
and cold
and owen's tail curled just right
and wearing the chocolate brown parka
zipped up to the top
felt snug
and i worry about being smug

and i worry sometimes
but not as often as i used to
cause leaning into points is prickly
but isn't half as bad as being scared of the big bad wolf of the self.

want a candy
or hard?

Saturday, April 07, 2007

do you feel like a train ride?

click on this and see the other days of our lives in dawbis's paper quilt project.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

You can't Judge a Dog by it's Cover

Owen and George, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

today owen meet george.
115lbs of rottweiller male.
george is afraid of small dogs
and cats.

and takes his food delicately.

he approached owen carefully,
slight tail wag, small huff

owen responded in his puppy on a string dance
bobbing and swaying.

george got to run off leash,
owen whimpered...

before owen,
george scared me
i braced and held tight to child

thank you owen
thank you george

i know now, you can't judge a dog
by it's cover

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Kitchen Folk going to the park to let off steam

Monday, April 02, 2007

wandering wondering

wandering wondering, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

I will be teaching a workshop at Nathalie-Roze and Co. Creative card making, featuring sewing on paper. Fun hunh? I hope it will be.
Lots of other fun workshops to explore there as well. Please check out the link.

please note, an odd thing my pics are getting cut off on one side, wondering why that is happening?

wandering around little India today, searching for peeling paint, wish I could post smells because the "smell track" as my sister calls it, is spicey and delicious, it just hangs in the air like a appetizing cloud.

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