Sunday, July 9, 2017


it's hopeless - i'm hopeless...
every time i think "life' will slow down a little and let me back to blogging with some sort of regularity, things get in the way - really, it's me that gets in my own way

i'm lousy at sorting out priorities and tend to focus on the first thing in front of my face, forgetting all else around me...

anyway, i'm here now, melting in our bc heatwave, with trees full of ripe cherries calling out to me... keeping my head down and typing away

very little stitching has taken place these past six weeks but i am slowly carving out a little bit of time to work on a little artist's book filled with little samples of stitching

samples of stitches i like to do, samples of materials i like to use

 stitching on the pages themselves now and again

the one you see pictured above and below is actually the jazzed-up backside of a stitched flower - it was neat enough that a few beads knotted in the centre and a stitched fragment covering the back of a petal that was appliqued were all that was needed to let it be a stand-alone page of it's own

oddly enough, it's one of my favourites in the whole book

an artist's book is an ideas book - something i can look back on over the years whenever i need a healthy dose of inspiration
it can remind me of a favoured technique but also will sometimes strike a spark and set me off in whole new directions

memories in stitch, filled with a promise for tomorrow

sounds like a good read to me


Christine B said...

This little book is exquisite. It just begs to be picked up. Lovely images. Nice to see you back blogging again. I always look forward to your posts... they flow so beautifully.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

To me, no matter what you do, like Christine said above, it is exquisite. I am always inspired by your lovely creations and this little book is no exception.

It was so nice to see a post from you.

Thank you for your sweet, encouraging comment on my blog.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Rachel said...

It's a lovely piece of future inspiration!

Dorthe said...

Dear Jillayne ,
your beautiful work, always takes my breath away, nothing as gorgeous, as your hand sewed pieces, all the details, and lovelyness, is there on these wonderful pages.
So pretty in white and blue , I love it.
Thank you for your note today, I hope to see you here again, very soon :-)
Hugs, Dorthe

Createology said...

I am swooning over your precious little stitchings. Each and every one is pure bliss and I absolutely adore them. So happy to see you post here on your blog. I see your IG bits but I am clueless how to function in IG. LOVE Love love your Works of HeArt my Sweet Friend...<3

Marj Talbot said...

A great idea to make a book of stitches that you can look at in future years. Life does get in the way more and more but when the days come that you have time on your hands and ponder what you might do, you can look at these little reminders and you'll be off on another project. Terrific idea. Thanks for sharing and nice to see your blog.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oooooh - this is one I would love to 'see' through touch! Such a sweet little book and one that is sure to make you happy every time you look at it. Hope you're far away from all the wildfires - stay safe.

foxyloon said...

Very beautiful.

Karen Ruane said...

such a delight to see this work Jillayne, thank you x