March 10, 2013

Spare Moments...

I have to smile when I think of how some things come full circle.
When I first learned needlework, I spent more time with embroideries than 
anything else. I created many pieces as I learned my stitches, and Mom Grace 
taught me the techniques I came to love in our time together in those early days.

Now, nearly forty years later, I find myself doing what I did then...taking 
needle in hand and creating a scene on fabric. This is something that brings 
me great satisfaction. I find myself ever grateful to my friend, Loreen, for 
suggesting that I teach the quilt class that brought me back to this handwork.
Of course, I'd like to stay ahead of my students, but even so, I find myself 
gravitating to my homework to stitch whenever I have a spare moment.

Our next session is on March 28th and I can't wait to see how my students are
 progressing with their own pieces. In the meantime, I'll continue to work on
my embroidery and blocks as I look forward that next class.

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Kathy said...

Very pretty embroidery! I've been working on Snow Days for a couple years now - mine is in brown thread. I get it out when I need a portable project. It's easy to take with just one spool of thread!

I wonder how many years it will take me to finish, though! You appear to be moving right along on yours. Teaching a class is very motivating, isn't it? You have to stay ahead of your gung-ho students.

laurajane said...

Isn't that funny,I have just come back to embroidery after many years of claiming to hate hand sewing.
Love the pattern you are doing Donna.xx

Jillayne said...

This post really resonated with me Donna - I find myself going back to my early stitching days as well... remembering well the excitement over finding more beautiful threads and patterns with which to create.
I love how your piece is taking shape - it will be gorgeous!

Cheryl said...

Just Beautiful, Donna ~ Talk about painting a picture, you're doing it with Thread... What Patience, What a Treasure.

Createology said...

Every stitch you create must transform you right into the scene and the serenity of it. This is very beautiful. How fortunate you are back to your beginnings...

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

So pretty!


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