Monday, February 4, 2013

moonday cloth

My tiny moon cloth is well underway with frayed edges and knotted threads and general wonkiness. Even the needle is bent and wonky and I keep poking myself because of it. But it's got a nice-sized eye that makes it easier to thread, and I so like a good eye.

The top threads were wound especially to stitch the sky. Blue stones inspire, the drum beckons to clear some inner/outer spaces, and a little kit-bag says ready to go because maybe, just maybe, it'll be warm enough to sit and stitch for a while outside today.


Today is a waning moonday in the sign of Sagittarius, a fire sign. Its positive and enthusiastic qualities make us more imaginative, confident, and adventurous. Our candor and honesty may help us get things off our chest now, too.

Sagittarius affects the strength and health of the lower vertebrae and thighs -- things like sciatica and lower back pain come to mind.

A beautiful new week to all. xx

13 comments:

Nanette said...

So many pretties, Peggy, so soothing and inspirational to see your pieces gathered ready, and in such a dinky little bag. I have come to a bit of a halt with my moon cloths, it must be time to put them togther somehow.
I hope you have perfect weather for outdoor stitching and a beautiful week to you too.

liniecat said...

Im knitting with that same kind of thread your using I think!
Im doing a garter stitch blanket for the april baby...........and tie-ing myself in knots swapping coloured threads every 2 rows!!
I will never ever try fair aisle!!
Your cloth would be far less stressful ........and the stones........oh joy!!

Jacky said...

The blue stones are beautiful Peggy...I just want to pick them up and feel them in my hand.

Such a beautiful, organic little moon cloth.

Have a beautiful new week yourself.

Love

Jacky xox

Peggy said...

Thanks, Nanette -- well, it sort of hasn't warmed up enough to sit outside so that went out the window. When you piece your moon pieces together, I'd love to see how you do it. I've yet to finish any larger cloth from this kind of stitching from the heart -- it just goes on and on, doesn't it? Happy week to you.

Peggy said...

Hi Lyn -- I know just what you mean. Yarn ends hanging, carrying over and under and weaving, the main color this way, the alternate color that way -- it takes a more patient woman than me. Do you have to cut the yarn or can you carry it along the edge? It'll be wonderful, lucky girl she will be (is!)...

Peggy said...

Hi Jacky -- thank you! The stones are all small but just begged to be placed together, it seemed. I like that you wrote an "organic" little moon cloth. I would like nothing more than for my stitching to be that! :)

Jeannie said...

Are the stones local? I have never seen stones so blue! I love your little moon piece. It makes me smile. :) I always become a little sad when my favorite needle gets too bent to use. I know it is from hours of stitching and I have tried to rotate it to take the curve out. What a futile approach that is! LOL! So, it gets put with its friends to be used to hang light artwork instead of nails. Wishing you a beautiful week. I am also sitting by the window catching what little sun peeks through the clouds.

jude said...

your little cloth is very gentle.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Oh, stitching outside sounds wonderful, my favorite place in the world to sew is outdoor, we're along way from that here. Your moon block has a wonderful winter coziness to it.

Peggy said...

Jeannie, I think the azurite is local but I'm not sure about the others. The light just hit them perfectly for that moment, the other photos I took aren't that blue. Oh, I do that too with my old sewing machine needles and so did my mom! But I've never used my handsewing needles so thanks for that tip!

handstories said...

i want to hold a handful of your blue stones. what thread are you stitching your sky with? such pretty colors, did you dye them?

Peggy said...

Thank you, Jude. I like that.

Peggy said...

Kathy, thank you -- I didn't go outside to sew that day after all -- too cold -- but hey, it is a winter cloth after all! ;)