why stitching is good for the soul & the advantages of cycling to work
this is how SunriseSunset turned out: apart from the running stitch, I also threaded a few thin bits of wire to keep the shape I wanted and added a stray black/white feather (goose?); busy couple of days, last Sunday Fair Fashion Festival in Utrecht because a friend Marijke Bongers' eco-friendly & exquisite wedding dresses were shown on the catwalk and also Utrecht is fun on a Sunday afternoon with lots of shops and cafés open.....I'm not a big fan of spending too much time in towns these days, but do enjoy the occasional visit. Tuesday I went to the DDW 2017 (DutchDesignWeek) in Eindhoven together, again with friend D.....lovely how we can just hop into the car or onto the train and travel about so easily in Holland; just to contradict what I said before: this coming weekend we'll be in Amsterdam on 2 seperate family occasions, my sister's birthday and a small family reunion, anyway, the week after that will be much less adventuresome.
I am on my lunchbreak at the office right now and able to blog! which I was never able to do in previous employment...talk about freedom Grace!
|the start of a new, very light piece - I do love working with these sheer fabrics - the moon piece came from Jude, I believe it's silk|
all of the stitching was done whilst watching (out of the corner of my eye) television on BBC4* these past evenings: very meditative, as the programs are all documentaries on different skills, such as silk weaving, forging a blade and woodwork, followed by an hour in Meditations in a Monastry somewhere in the UK and to top it all off a journey in India all about the Buddha....so amidst the turmoil of daily life there was peace and quiet on the settee back home
* worth checking out on BBC website