Friday, January 17, 2020

Where to Begin?

It's been so long now, I hardly know at all where to begin

I guess I'll begin at the end, which always seems to turn around and be a beginning of it's own...

I haven't posted for such a long time as for the last half of 2019, and also most of the first half, I was working at least four days a week - ick, yuck, blah

So the end of that story is that I quit my job

and now it seems a new phase is beginning

one with more time for what matters to me

I'm finally getting a chance to do some things I've been wanting to do for a long time... getting caught up in online classes I've been taking, finishing old projects, tidying and re-organizing, doing a bit of designing

thinking about so many things

there are a million things I'd like to make and a roomful of things to make them with and I'm determined that nothing in there is too precious to use

yesterday I dipped in to some of my favourite papers and made a bit of. paper "collage" - kind of like paper "boro"

patched and stitched - this will get torn and patched again before it's done

vintage Japanese wood-block text - simply amazing

I'm hand-stitching this and it's taking time - but thankfully now time is what I've got

and so I'll leave this first post back as a short one, dipping my toe in

and if any of you who used to come here are still out there - I miss you and have thought of you often. And I hope all is well in your yard...

See you soon.


oldgreymareprimitives said...

I think you'll find there are a few of us still on here plodding along <3

gracie said...

Happy to read your post. Missed your beautiful work.

Rachel said...

Good to have you back!

Marj Talbot said...

Ahoy - good to see you here. I missed you too - today I had an urge to click on your blog and there you were.
Looking forward to more posts of your special works.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Welcome back! I've missed you and all the inspiration you give. I can't wait to see your inroads into those million things you'd like to make.

FredaB said...

So good to have you back. Now you can relax and enjoy your classes, etc.

I did not sign up for Karen's class this time as my dear hubby was in Hospice at home for Nov. & Dec. then passed away on Jan. 1. My embroidery was what carried me thru the bad months and I hope to be back in classes soon.

Hugs FredaB

Christine Barnes said...

Good to see you posting here again Jillayne. You have done some amazing work and this latest piece is already exquisite even before you progress it further.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

So glad to see you here again dear friend. I have missed you. There are many of us who were away and have found ourselves returning to the peace and kindness of our little spots in this world. Looking forward to visits again.

Karen said...

wonderful to have you back! All good in my yard except for a blown away storm stolen fence ha ha. Love your work, love to see your qork, love when you post on here!