where to begin...
a wise teacher told me once when faced with a blank page
once you begin, the words will flow, and after that thoughts will coalesce and the story will emerge
but first you have to clear away the clutter
it's taken some time but the clearing is well under way
i worked on the embroider, embellish, create class for a short time last night and it felt so good to take up needle and thread with no other purpose than to add to something that was already beautiful
the soothing rhythm of the stitch, the glint of steel of the needle, the soft sheen of the thread
all combine to soothe a heavy heart
tiny little stars
i had long ago decided my wrapping cloth would be "themed" to christmas
(sorry karen, i didn't have the heart to tell you!)
and now i think i will stitch twenty little stars on it
one for each of them
and surely there must be an angel
and trees and snowflakes
children love snowflakes
when i was a child my favourite christmas show was "the littlest angel"
they stopped showing it because it was "too sad"
i thought it was beautiful
do any of you know it? did you love it too?
somehow or other i will stitch every bit of love and beauty and joy and hope i can think of in this cloth
i will remember what it was like to believe in the wonder of winter, of christmas, of love