there's something to be said for straight ol' plain stitch :) Love the warmth of the tea in so many ways too :)
It's funny, I don't sew much and was trying very, very hard to keep the lines straight. Try as I might, the lines kept veering just the slightest bit every now and then. After a few rows, I loved it. There will be more not so straight lines to come.
I love that image of the stitching - it is very restful. Always good to have a day in the studio when the whole thing sings...
After finishing the section of stitching yesterday, I can honestly saw that it was meditative and addictive...and inspiring. There are visions of heavily textured pieces dancing in my creative mind.
Hi Jennifer, I just popped over from Judy's Journal....and so happy I did.....I love this work....and rusty bits and what ifs......and multiples and grids.......and all of your sharing......very very nice.....and with all of your interest in fabrics and quilts.....a bit of a surprise that you don't sew.....very much.....cute.
Welcome! Nice of you to pop over from Judy's. In my previous art life - pre-move to CT from VA and pre-adopting twin girls from China - I was a basketry artist and while I loved cloth even then, it had no part in my art. Last winter I went on a rusting spree and now have a studio full of rusted cottons and organza that beg to be turned into something other than art cloth. Hand-stitching has been my way of stitching rather than via machine. So, as funny as it sounds, I truly have done very little machine stitching. That will change though.Come back and visit soon. Enjoy!