There are 2 blog authors for One More Stitch: myself (Robin) and my daughter Jill. I post as robinmichelle and Jill posts as jet. The other easy way to tell the difference is that she is green & leafy and I tend to be pink!
This month I chose to depict a gingko leaf. This is my first non-native leaf, but I think that millions of years ago they did grow here, so it almost counts! I remember my grandfather pointing out this tree to me years ago and telling me it had grown when the dinosaurs were alive. This fixed it in my memory and when I met my fiance I learned that he too shared a fondness for gingkos! Since John (my fiance) has his birthday in August I chose this ancient tree for this month. He also has a fondness for bunchgrasses, which I depicted (rather abstractly) in the lower left corner. The right is a fabric following design of ocean colored beads in tribute to the fact that the Bay Area this year has had an unusually cool August. I've enjoyed all the fog rolling in off the Pacific, so I beaded a representation! I chose the fabric color to match the colors of the year right now - Summer-dormancy shrouded in fog that awaits the rain.