I cannot count my day complete
‘Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
I added hand stitching to my passions about two and a half years ago. The rationale was that the work would be transportable and that would be an asset with all my travels. It has grown into a daily practice that allows me to pause, breathe, and simply create something of beauty. My new studio allows me to go further with my art quilts and surface design that I ever could do before and I treasure that gift. But, my hand stitching grounds me and creates another meditative time in each day to simply savor my surroundings and gather my thoughts. Plus there is the added benefit of being part of Karen Ruane‘s online community which has expanded my network of fiber art friendships greatly.
Here is a glimpse into some of the handiwork that I have been about these past few weeks. Enjoy!
Some close ups from a silk pouch:
A new needle case:
And, finally a vintage doily transformed into a pocket to store treasured mementos:
Linking to Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday.