today the sun shone brightly
it has been shining off and on for a few days now
we've had a very gloomy, foggy winter but lately the sun has come back and there is real warmth in it
i feel bright and shiny and happy myself
today i had time to work on something i actually felt like working on...
i found the stack of bits and pieces that make up the "faith" piece i started working on many weeks ago
the scrim lace has been stitched around all the openings and today i cross-stitched a little blue flower on one
a little bit of colour, of substance, perched delicately on a bit of froth
a detail taken from the lettering i did before
everything working together, one borne from the other, all relative
it will take me a few days to get reacquainted with all the parts of it, find my way back to what i had planned, knowing some plans will seem less rosy now and may give way to new ideas... i don't care really - i wasn't so attached to any of them that they can't be let go
i'm more inclined to let this piece unfold as it should, happy just to be able to pick it up again
even with the waste canvas work still to be done
i'm considering what else to add to the scrim lace - be it more flowers, or perhaps tiny rosebuds?
yes - i think rosebuds
they're simple, sweet and can be tucked in here and there - the idea of rosebuds excites me greatly
i've done some calligraphy in the past where rosebuds were incorporated into the words so i'll first see if i can rustle up those samples
then i'll find myself a new blue pen
i love how ideas wait until you're ready for them
i've thought about this piece a few times over the past month, wishing i had the time for it, getting cranky because i didn't, wondering what i would do next, reluctant to think about it too much, knowing it had to wait
but it doesn't have to wait anymore
and neither do i...