my second step back is another re-visit of sorts
we're in the thick of the season of people choosing words that they will wrap around themselves in the coming year
words to give focus and understanding, words to live by
words to draw strength from
two years ago i made the choice to have monthly words, thinking it would be allow for a better concentration on their meaning, and the impact they might have on me
i would interpret each one in a stitched heart, at the end of the year, combining them all into a small wall-hanging that would be a forever reminder
it was a really good idea, and while a wonderful word did come to me each month, with it's message loud and clear, the attention i wanted to give each of them didn't quite happen...
i managed to make a few of the stitcheries
but rarely truly pondered the word
a little bit here and there, skimming the surface... mere fragments of true intentions
and they were such good words...
i saved the list i had made, always intending some day to complete the project
the other day I came upon it whilst tidying in my sewing room, and a profound feeling of sadness came over me
another thing that had meant a lot to me, yet it had fallen by the wayside, as i was caught up in the day-to-day drudgery of creating for a commercial environment
as i read those words over, i realized how relevant they still are to me, how meaningful, even now, two years hence
so this year i am choosing them all over again
each month i'll think about, reflect on, and stitch my way through it's word, and i'll do it with embroidery, photography and writing...
continuing on with a journey i began two years ago, a familiar path in some respects, but with some new twists and turns along the way
twelve little hearts, monthly word hearts, that will tell a story, with a special journal i'll create as i go
i may have upped the ante, but this time i have no intention of folding...