Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cages or Wings?

I finished! A few months ago, I ordered this kit, from this talented lady.

Each day, (or each week), I would sit down and do one square. Much like this project that I spoke of here (which Amy also taught), the stitching makes your inner self still. I can literally feel my heart rate slow when I'm doing something creative

I altered mine a bit to make up for a few of my mistakes. (I.E. I lost 2 of the 3 beads for the nest, my birds look semi-dodo-ish) and to add a little bit of me into the design. The phrase (I'm still mastering the backstitching of letters, any tips?) the kit suggested was "Home Sweet Home".

I chose, "Cages or wings?" Little miss sang this song last year in show choir, and I'd choke up every time. ......"Cage or wings, which do you prefer? Ask the birds." It's from the musical Tick, Tick, Boom and they really hit in that special place somewhere between my head and my stomach. Needless to say, I'd like to set my default choice to wings.

My favorite square is the little house...reminds me of home. And our first little house on the hill. The daisy chain embroidery stitch (the green nest, and the white flowers were made with this) are really easy to do and they add a texture that backstitching could never, never do.

I foresee the daisy embroidered on a few sweaters. Am I turning 80??? I want to make more using something special for each square.

Anyone have any free time they aren't using they'd like to borrow to me?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Born in A Barn and Other Random Thoughts

Everytime we buy a lottery ticket, we have the same discussion. Much like the rest of the gambling world, we play "Just what would you do?"

I want to live in a barn. An old, stone and leaf covered place. Acreage with huge trees and sun that rises to peek into my kitchen windows. A dusty old place with pockmarked floors and a fireplace where the mantle starts at my forehead.

A place for a studio high in the rafters. A home that smells like apple pie and clean linen sheets.

So, now that working for the sole purpose of making money is over-what then?

-Sewing classes. To make replicas of these:

-Time for creating

Just the beginning of the Big list. And sorry to say, no winning numbers this week.