Friday, October 30, 2009

An Embroidered Piece for a Change



This is a piece I did during the summer before the summer became my long dark night of the soul. It is called Crossing Also. I looked back quite a ways and realized I hadn't share it and I really love it . Watercolored fabric with a variation of a cross and lots and lots of french knots. I'm getting the itch to do more hand embroidery so I'm hoping just posting it will inspire me to break out the watercolors and the embroidery needles.

Crossings Also is now at the Albany Shaker Museum for the season and for some reason I'm feeling really empowered about having my work at Albany Shaker and having the universe(and the lovely volunteers) work at selling it. I've thought a lot about my future plans and have to say no second thoughts about limiting myself to the Albany Shaker craft fairs, my wonderful sales outlets and hopefully very soon Etsy. I'm still working on my office almost as much as my crafts in hope that soon I will be organized enough to wade out into the Etsy ocean.

In other news, I have to pass along a great CD for you walkers. Maybe too great a CD for walking in a public place but whatever. I love the Killers and have their latest CD. I loved to listen to it when crocheting cos it's young and cool. Well it is great to walk around the track at the Y. 45 minutes flies by and today I even ran a little bit, can you imagine? There is one song on there, Joy Ride it is my favorite, favorite song to walk to, pratically dance and very motivating. So I get over the idea that I probably look like a nut when I can't control my head and my hands and my feet in public. But if you are a walker go buy the CD!

Blessings and Keep stitching.

5 comments:

JudyOlson said...

French knots! You have just inspired me! I was not able to get affordable beads for my next couple berets but, hey, french knots might work!! Thank you and have a creative day!

jude said...

i like the subtle quality of this...

Phyllis said...

Very nice and gentle in its design. I love to do french knots.

I also love your great purses too that you have been showing periodically. Seems like you are on a creative roll.

Patti Gibbons said...

I will have to check them out! Thanks for the review! I need to find my old Ipod..it is MIA.

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful piece. This will be sold, no doubt in my mind. You are the second one in two days who is mentioning the killers. Have to search for them on Youtube and see what they are all about.

Have a wonderful weekend.