i was supposed to be getting some small hand-work projects organized to take on the trip
and tidying up my sewing room... instead of making an even bigger mess and working on something
that i really shouldn't be working on...
time's a' wasting
but a healthy dose of inspiration from karen ruane in our simply stitch 2 class tossed those foolish notions right out the window
and i spent the rest of the day playing...
pleated silk, old linen and lace
i'm not saying vintage any longer - i'm saying old... it's old, and that's what i'm calling it
i'm struggling these days with writing and words that gloss things over, make meanings vague, and fill pages with ambiguous innuendo
some of which is confusing to me
for instance, when did people start "passing" instead of dying????
I hear that all the time now, read it in newspapers
no one dies, they pass
i hear it and i think of monopoly and then i smile and then i'm embarrassed...
anyway, back to my old linen and lace
i'm trying to figure out a christmas card
with hooks and eyes for wreaths and stars
and little bits and pieces, left over from bigger, grander things...
i want to embroider a word on the top left but haven't decided which one
then to trim the edges and attach it to a card
i thought it would be quick and easy
but it seems i can angst over a small project just as easily as a large one - wanting to embroider just the right thing, using just the right colour thread, adding just the right bits and pieces
no matter how big or small
i will suffer the details until it's just so
and it can be as it should be
and is what it is