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one stitch at a time

January 9, 2016

our weather swings back and forth from grey, rainy and warmish

P1080164to clear, sunny and cold

across the Strait, Mount Baker is showing off

I spend the evenings beside the fire

P1080177giving spinning a rest, starting a new stitching project

I thought about doing a different piece for each month

prayer flags maybe?

but that is rather ambitious when everything is stitched by hand

Tilleke Schwarz does the most creative, inspiring story telling in stitches

in her book New Potatoes she writes “I include everything that moves, amazes or intrigues me”

simply delightful

labyrinths intrigue me


what better way to start a new year than finding one’s way


with a quote from Emily Dickinson

and lots of kantha stitches done with silk thrums

13 Comments leave one →
  1. January 11, 2016 1:06 am

    ♥ the labyrinth idea.isn’t tilleke schwarz great?


    • January 11, 2016 7:35 am

      Neki – Tilleke Schwarz has an amazing imagination, I love how she includes anything and everything all in one piece of stitching.


  2. vdbolyard permalink
    January 10, 2016 6:56 am

    i love thrums, and you’ve put your loved thrums to very good use! good project.


    • January 10, 2016 8:51 am

      Velma – thrums as a metaphor for the small leftover bits of life? I’ve always enjoyed leftovers.


  3. January 10, 2016 3:43 am

    Snow-capped mountains, evenings in front of the fire, kantha with silk thrums, poetry, and a little humor…I am glad you wrote this post and thankful that I read it. Diana


    • January 10, 2016 8:48 am

      Diana- it is that time of year, a time to slow down and reflect on the possibilities for the year ahead – and to give thanks for the abundance that surrounds me. I am always happy to know when my small contribution is enjoyed.


  4. Renee' permalink
    January 10, 2016 3:07 am

    The labyrinths look like pictures of brains,,, like a diagram or representation of what a thought process is supposed to look like. Very cool.
    Funny, the year turned and I found myself at the fabric store picking up supplies to sew pillowcases. Something about this year maybe?


    • January 10, 2016 8:45 am

      Renee’ – it is interesting to draw and wander around a brain, maybe a year of thinking and finding new paths.


  5. January 10, 2016 3:07 am

    That mountain is spectacular! So different from the ones we have here. Your new project looks intriguing–I’ll look forward to hearing more.


    • January 10, 2016 8:43 am

      Kerry , the mountain is in Washington state so many miles from here, it is always a treat to see it so clearly.


  6. lagriccia permalink
    January 9, 2016 11:11 pm

    An interesting project, as I said before: never short of inspiration!


  7. January 9, 2016 5:01 pm

    What a wonderful thing to do with thrums!


    • January 9, 2016 6:44 pm

      Kjerstin – I do all my stitching with thrums, if you ever want any you are very welcome. I have a huge bag of them.


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