Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The view outside my office no longer is snow, but it is still a bit bleak. No worries..the temperatures are slowly rising. Though the flowers are yet to emerge, I chose to start a small project that would remind me of their existence.
This burst of spring came from an antique hanky I had acquired, probably because I was attracted to the unusual design and the choice of colors to frame the flowers. It shares the focal point with another smaller cluster of flowers on what will be the front of another pin pillow or perhaps a sack .
Creating these smaller projects is great fun. I start with an assortment of fabrics and hankies and noticed that one of my ice-dyed cotton pieces complemented the frame of the larger burst of flowers. Building from there, bit by bit, the layout emerged. It wasn’t until I added that bit of lace trim near the bottom that I felt like I had a good foundation.
The actual stitching of this piece has just barely begun. A final version will emerge in the coming weeks, so you will have to wait. One of the reasons is the latest arrival in our home.
I have a new MacBook Air! I am so excited! The past day or so have been taken up with migrating from my MacBookPro and then getting all my peripherals working on the Air. I am already appreciating the increased efficiency of this machine – and will fully delight in its lighter weight as I trek back and forth across the country in the coming months!
Most joyously, this acquisition marks the end of a computer-intensive quarter. I still have some re-organization of files to accomplish on my new machine, but, with the FFA website up and running, springtime promises more time for stitching! Yay!
Linking, as always, to Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday blog.