I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Sunday, April 18, 2021

It is April

 just like the droggy wild woods outside being awakened by the fresh spring rains, my creativity  has been awakened by my thoughts and inspiration of what I want to start to embroider on.........or the other things I want to get my hands busy in putting together.  Are you feeling the same?

I am not one to only super clean for "spring cleaning" .   I keep a clean house always and try to keep clutter......."uncluttered".  But I do love to go through my endless stash of things to start embroidering on and I love to re read and go through my collection of books to get inspiration to start a new project.  I had decided a while back that I would not purchase anymore fabric, embroidery floss , or yarn, until I have used up what I have.  For one reason.........I think I have more supplies than the local craft store......honestly! 
Because of the weather being pretty outside, I turned once again to my cement making and decided to make a few garden pieces.
I had noticed somewhere on the net, lovely cement spheres sitting in a landscape, and wanted to make some of my own.
I am thrilled at how mine came out.  I used cement dye for the colorful ones.

Now I am at a loss at exactly where I want to place them.
I am sure I will move these around to different places, until each piece feels like the perfect fit.
I also have stolen one of my husband's pink shirts............it is the most perfect shade of pink.  I had talked him into purchasing it, because I thought it would look wonderful on him, but, he is not a lover of pink as myself, and he did not like the way it felt.................so I was happy to claim it.  It is a bit over-sized..........but that is what I am wanting.
I am planning to wear it over a blouse, much like a light weight jacket.

 I decided to tint just a bit of the design and embroider with different hues of pink embroidery floss.  I will have more to show when I am finished. 
I finished my " Home"  embroidery.  I added lantana, hollyhock, chickens in the yard,
a sweet bluebird in the tree, and to top it off........hearts coming out of the chimney.
My children recognized it as our home right off. 
I have now only to stretch and frame it.  
I hope the fresh rain and air of spring has put spark of creative inspiration in you. 
 I look forward to hearing about the journey or process of your creative thoughts.....and seeing the many wonderful results and projects  that you get your hands busy  in creating. 


Saturday, April 3, 2021

Wishing you a blessed Easter


And as He was resurrected
On that day, so very fair,
Let our thoughts be resurrected
From wrong thinking to God's care...
Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "Easter" (1940s)