Aaliyah (age 5) took the photo of me holding the little square of O. A black and white graphic O with white stitches. Stitching the square is the easy and best part, establishing a regular sequence around the stitching is not ! I chop and change every day. It’s day 11, a good enough dayContinue reading “Good enough”
Thinking about the square patch I’m using , I wonder where the square was first represented? It’s not a naturally occurring phenomena as far as I know. Crystals have geometric shapes though, like octagons. I think the square was created from the circle. Sharpening off the edges from the mid point of the circle toContinue reading “Circles and Squares”
Now there are six squares. Well, today has been a success, because I stitched the ‘y’, and because I’ve tweaked my routine, I worked my morning and started it the way I wanted. No dilly dallying today. So a nice bright yellow ‘y’ to celebrate. Experts in time management, recommend celebrating small wins. Sowhen you’veContinue reading “Now there are six”
The letter ‘f’ picked at random and kept for its pale blue as light as todays sky. The nearly vintage 80’s furnishing print is in a greyish palette of pink and purples/blues. Not too happy with the overall effect of the blue and the green thread, I prefer yesterday’s brighter colours and contrast. Here comeContinue reading “Letter ‘f’”
A rose tinted world stitched in the secret garden, a glorious afternoon spent listening in to life. A squirrel rummaging in the bin, airplanes coursing , parakeets squawking, a squabble of crows swooped in . Then calls and cries of children from the nearby paddling pool echoed all around, zoo like, alongside murmurs of hushedContinue reading “Rose Tinted World”
I’m stitching a world on the reverse of the dress now. New story threads and new words will be added. At the present I am in an ocean of stitches, laying down texture for my next beautiful word.
It is my day 53 in the #100 Days of Making Project. I say ‘my’ day 53, because the A* people are on day 63. This ten day gap has opened up and revealed secret thought processes (once I got over berating myself !) Thought processes that have been running the show for the longestContinue reading “Textile Art in the Garden”
I’m on Day 20 of #100 Days of Beautiful Words. You can see the words and colours growing up the front of the dress. It amounts to one fifth of the total area and I’m hoping there will be enough space for the full lexicon. The schedule however is on Day 22, so some extra stitchingContinue reading “Faith Renewed”