Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What's It Gonna Be?

What's it gonna be? Well your guess is as good as mine. I don't know quite yet.......

...except that it's going to be a journey. A creative embroidery sampler of sorts. Years ago young girls would make samplers as part of their schooling to learn how to sew and they were prided on how well their stitching was and the samplers had order to them. Well not this one. Now that's not to say that I'm going to be sloppy with my stitching, because I do want that part of it to be particular, but the rest will be creative reckless abandon! An exercise if you will in learning to let go and create. To go with the flow! I was inspired by Teresa McFadden of My Minutia, when I saw her fabulous creative sampler and I thought, wow, what better way to get the thoughts and creativity flowing. The most fun exercise ever!

So I'm on a new little sewing adventure. I started with a piece of beautiful Irish linen and a few ideas and went from there. This first little piece I decided to applique with a tad of embroidery and as I go I plan to add some hearts, paisleys, pansies, a crown, buttons, a hand, maybe a few embroidery scribbles and who knows what. We'll see where the needle and thread lead me. Already though I can tell you that I've thoroughly enjoyed the little stolen moments I've had to work on this little piece. I wonder where my needle and I will go next. We have lots of blank space to fill up.

Happy Stitching!


Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Cathy, this is going to be cute, just by the first stitches you've made.
Keep Stitchen'

Beth said...

I'm inspired! What a super idea.
Thanks so much for the link as well, I see what you are describing and it looks like a great adventure in creativity!
I'm looking forward to seeing what you do...this will be a treat that will follow us for sometime into the future, that's neat.

Gayle said...

That's going to be so much fun Cathy! And for some reason I'm not surprised that you started with a little dress form! LOL

UPON A HILL said...

Oh I can't wait to see the finish sampler!