Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.
Learning a lot about play from my new granddaughter. It is how she learns. She finds joy in the simplest things – a drawing of a frog on her play mat or the smile of her mother as she plays pick-a-boo with her. And, all the time, she is learning how to use her arms, her voice, and get comfortable with being in this world.
So, this week I decided to take the time to play and ‘stop and smell the roses.’ Coincidentally, I found some great roses to smell during a hike in Manito Park in Spokane. 🙂
In my studio, I played with some silk net that I purchased last year but just hadn’t stitched on yet. Silk net is soft and delicate. I used it to create what Karen Ruane calls ‘lace cloth’ through a process using my sewing machine and hand embroidery. I then joined my lace cloth with another piece of commercial lace that I had embellished slightly. In the coming weeks I intend to add more odd pieces of lace and other cloths. Where it will go, I don’t know. It is just play and it feels great.
Hope that you will find time to play in the next week too!
Linking, as usual, to Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday blog. Check it out!