Saturday, October 15, 2011
A Great Day
Hi! Today was a great day! I did the St. Clement's craft fair and had a marvelous time. I met many nice people, got a load of compliments on my work and sold these three new pieces which I had just finished this past week. They played Michael Bubles singing the standards. It had one of my favorite songs on it, I Only Have Eyes for You(although I still like the Art Garfunkel version better). I wanted it to be my wedding song but the band didn't know it. I met an adorable 3 year old named Martin, saw my old friend Carrie, and made a makeshift frame for the embroidery piece I was planning on working on all day only to discover I didn't bring a hoop, horrors. I used the frame with my artist statement in it and borrowed some duct tape from the ladies running the show. Not as comfortable or as practical as a hoop but it worked.
At least a dozen people told me I must have a lot of patience and I told them that embroidery teaches me patience which I actually have very little of. Sometimes when I start to get all type A personality, I try to remind myself that patience is a virtue. I guess this was gods way of telling me I at least got the message. I also got a lot of wonderful comments about the little details, the french knots. I think I have written this a thousand times but I just love french knots, they are really wonderful vehicles for meditation. They for sure are my favorite stitch.
And to top off my fabulous day I found Sybil's blog, The Art of Spirit. Her blog is one of my favorite blogs ever. She is a wonderfully spiritual blogger and her blog is very inspirational. She had been on a hiatus for a while, as have I so it was so wonderful to find it again.
I hope you had a great day and I'll be back soon, with a couple of pictures of my next project when I figure out how to take closeups on my old camera for Diane! So far the glare is making it impossible but I'll keep trying. Keep stitching.