Saturday, December 21, 2013

2nd to the Third

measures 5"x5", embroidery and machine stitching, painted and stained loose weave cloth and purple cotton backing.

Actually I have done a third small piece and have begun combining the three together ,,,painted and stained a larger white muslin and have been adding stamps sewing and now at a point of stopping and looking for awhile. This narrow piece represents my final piece of the year, my inspiration has come from my ongoing study and dreaming of archaeological digs ... the assembling, restoring and cataloging of ancient (?) items. A rich personal experience as well so I'm taking my time to truly savor the process. Plan on returning before the New Year or just after but today is a celebration of its very own.  Winter Solstice! I wish for a happy short day and a warm long night ahead ... turning!

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  1. Love the white embroidery stitching and can't wait to see the pieces gathered together. Love the theme. Have a wonderful solstice night. be well, suki

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    1. Suki, Thank you, I have it to a certain point and now I need to slow down and do some 'looking' 'thinking' ... could take a few days.
      Maybe answers will come to me on this long winter night?! Happy Holidays!

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  2. Beautiful little piece, Mary Ann! Happy Holidays to you, as well!

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    1. Thank you ... right now the key is to combine and create story!

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  3. I like the x's! You did a fine job!

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    1. Sue, I like x's too and have used them in many of these fabric pieces ... thank you.

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  4. The white stitching makes this piece sing. I'm looking forward to seeing the three together once you've mulled and moodled a while. It's a good way to work... slowly and intuitively.

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    1. Oh Robyn I'm very good and mulling and moodling ... right now I have too many ways to go so I need to wait until the best ones yell louder!

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  5. The white stitches remind me of rice grains or maybe beans ready for planting. I like the X shapes as well.

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    1. Oh Annie, It is deep winter and you are seeing rice, beans ready for planting ... the garden is calling you!! Actually I see the rows of seeds too.

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  6. Wonderfull , love much,Season's greetings and best wishes for going to a Happy New Year, from Belgium

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    1. retriever, So nice of you to stop by ... my best to you in beautiful Belgium and may we all have a great sewing art making year ahead!

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  7. Lovely piece, stitched and woven, like all your beautiful thoughts and dreams of the last year all dancing together. Seasons Greeting to you Marianne!
    roxanne

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    1. Roxanne, We both have had a lovely year ... it has been fun to watch you expand in areas of retreats, teaching and sharing your beautiful techniques. Thank you for the good wishes!

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