Friday, January 13, 2012

stitching




I don't know where time goes. I do know I'm not alone on that.

I've been practicing some new stitches on the little frankenstitch sampler. It's nice to work on a sampler because you don't really have to make any decisions, you just thread a needle and start in. Maybe if I looked at my flying dreams project as a sampler, things would come easier.

The top photos are from late afternoon yesterday and the tabletop is the goodness I saw this morning when I walked in the sewing room. It just made me feel really happy.

Here's hoping you have a happy weekend! xo

22 comments:

Snail Cloth said...

I love your sampler and what you said about think about some projects need to have a more "let go" aspect to them.

It made me think life is a sampler, but some of us take it too seriously. We don't sample we think it has to come out "perfect".

I just want you to know that I have been giving serious thought to the Moon cloth, and I plan to start working on it. I have been thinking about ever since you mentioned it but just this morning something sparked.

Jo said...

I like that! "Life is a sampler".......... such a great way to think of it, Snail Cloth!
I also like how your sewing room table looks like an altar, Peggy. It makes me think how all of the spaces around us should be little sacred altars.

deanna7trees said...

some beautiful stitching and threads. are you using perle cotton? wishing you a grand weekend as well.

woman with wings said...

Becky, love that. And you know, there's something about a sampler that's so appealing, and not just the making, lots of people collect vintage and newly made samplers. Maybe because they're truly perfectly imperfect. More soulful maybe. Apply that to the bigger picture as you say and yowza! Thank you for a very wonderful insight. Your moon cloth sounds intriguing. . . keep us posted!

woman with wings said...

Jo, I totally agree. And you're right about altars everywhere, the table here is my sewing altar and I am the officiating high priestess! ;-)

woman with wings said...

Deanna, thank you! So far, it's a mixture of both floss and perle cotton. That's another thing, until now I would've never combined the two. Because that wouldn't have been right. How many other silly "rules" do I follow mindlessly...heck I may really go out on a limb and bring in some wool!

arlee said...

oh YES! Please use whatever thread you can pass through a needles eye! :) Looking GOOD.

woman with wings said...

Arlee, thanks, I'm lovin' the class!

Trish said...

Being in your sewing room would make me very happy...it looks so lovely.x

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Trish -- I wish you could come over!

Jeannie said...

I would love to sit and stitch at the table with you. Your sampler is so beautiful and the colors are a gift to the eyes. Wishing you a stitch filled weekend as well.

Michele said...

It looks like spring! How delightful to find such a wonderfully cheerful sampler awaiting your return.

stickyfingers said...

these are looking good, how about sharing some on biting the needle!

the wild magnolia said...

Fiber goodness, moon thrilling, passionate handmade, love the Martha Graham quote and the pledge allegiance to the earth, and Colette...she is a favorite of min.

Beauty abounds, words weave clues of living well, sensibly, and with purpose.

Thank you, for sharing.

Marie said...

Hi Peggy,

We are kindred spirits. I love your stitching area. Everything you have thoughtfully chosen and placed. I love how the sewing machine is honored and what a great idea putting a special photo in front of it. When ever I stitch I always try to light at least one candle. It makes me happy : )
Is that a garden of yours in the picture?
Samplers are fun. Such freedom. loving it!
Have a great weekend! xoxo
<3

handstories said...

great images! & yes, arlee's class was wonderful at getting one to let go.

woman with wings said...

Jeannie, I wish you could come over! The weekend flew by and just a little stitching was done. Maybe today. And thanks!

woman with wings said...

Michele, oh yeah, it sort of felt like some fairies had been there!

woman with wings said...

Eva, thank you. And thanks again for your help over there!

woman with wings said...

Wild Magnolia -- thank you for your very kind words. The Martha Graham quote just makes it all okay. And the pledge is how it all COULD be okay...

woman with wings said...

Marie, oh yes and I take that as a compliment! I'm thinking the angels are visiting again now so plan on using the angel chime as long as they stay. The garden picture is actually a painting print on a greeting card but I love it so much, I want to BE the woman in it.

I definitely need to loosen up with my stitching so maybe the sampler is good medicine!

woman with wings said...

Cindy, thanks! You were the one who turned me on to Arlee's class, I got on the waiting list immediately when I saw your stitching! :-)