Friday, 6 September 2019

lots of Small Pillows

'he sings his song
the long night long
she never knows
how much he glows
because of her, because of her
.............'

'a tragic love story, or is it?
the birds strut their stuff and wag their tails at each other...forgetting there is a mountain between them, so neither one can see the other....what a shame! their hearts aflutter with longing....but then, hurtling through the skies a small box full of Jude's black&white magic, trailing threads of potential....who knows where those threads might lead.......'

'it was hot outside, very very hot
despite that
I wanted to sew so badly,
I chose cool cool colours,
my fingers managed to hold on to needle & thread
despite the constant drip of sweat'

I made many mistakes with this one, f.e. way too many thread-beads in way too many colours and way too many running stitches, instead of invisible basting; so there was a lot of un-stitching, leaving puncture marks in the delicate fabric
I reconfigured the 2 top left patches
and
added tiny dark blue crosses, yellow stars and red pinpricks
with one central red dot


what I love most about this one is the corner I had to add on as the 2 layers of fabric didn't quite measure up

practicing 9patches and Small Patches
homework from
Jude's latest class



I first made the larger version of 'portable rainbow'


The OldBirdKing liked it so much, he asked : 'I really like this portable rainbowSaskia, could you make me one as well?'

'but of course OBK' I replied, 'I would be honoured.'



6 comments:

Mo Crow said...

love your rainbow of pillows both large & small & your 9 patch pillow stories make good magic

Nancy said...

Oh Saskia...it is so, so, so good to come here on a Friday night and be delighted in story, cloth and old friends as only you can share them! I love this post! xo

Ms. said...

What delights. Rainbows and stitches and stories despite the heat. You are a treasure.

Saskia said...

Sometimes Mo, amidst the turmoil in our troubled times magic is all we have...
They have become faithful companions Nancy, as have you!! I must never forget that!
((a blushing 56 year old)) Michelle, stories like mine are only possible with a lot of help from my friends

Patty said...

A peek into your stories is a treat! I also love the corner that
you added on to. The unpretentious quality in the maker shines from it.

Saskia said...

geez Patty, thanks for thinking I'm unpretentious.....I so often think I'm not!