i've always liked the word "still"
loving the many different meanings - it rings of continuity, constancy, quiet - at rest
now that all the work-related stitching is behind me, i've turned back to my own stitching desires
my list of five is with me still
i'm working on a list i created back in early march... the one thing left on it is a queen size christmas/winter quilt
every year, both before and after christmas, i swear to myself that the next christmas will see winter-themed quilts on each of the beds - not screaming christmas in either fabric or design, but a warm wintry feeling that would suitable for two to three months
and every year, the cycle repeats itself
so in early march when it was time for a new list of five things to work on until they're done, i finally put one of those quilts on the list
i'm cutting and piecing away now with high hopes that the top should completed in about a week's time
i can tell you it's been a long haul with this latest list - so many wonderful distractions have tempted me fiercely, but a plan is a plan, and i've stuck to it...
there is just one little side-step though... in order to make it all workable, i decided early on in this methodology that one of the five things on each list would be any project already begun in any online classes i've ever taken
that gives me a few things to choose from for quiet evening stitching - i love stitching of an evening, after all the work of the day is done and the world becomes still
i've always got a nice little stack of things i can easily pick up and work on - i keep each project bundled with it's thread so i never have to try and remember colour numbers
yesterday i picked up this one...
the light was already going when i took these photos - the colours are sage, pale peachy-pink, gold, cream
the fabrics are silk, cotton and lace
a simple weaving for the design, then embroidery to hold it all together and add some surface texture
i started this one a couple of years ago and now have a hankering to finish it - i'll make it into a nice sized pouch to hold some of my special cloth
random stitching here and there, no rhyme or reason to it
i don't want it to be "precious", nor contrived in any way
still though, i am very excited about the prospect of a new list
i'm already day-dreaming about just what i might put on the next one... what project has been put off year after year, what technique do i want time to really explore and develop, what would i make if i could make whatever i want????
i still don't know