Tuesday, November 08, 2011

stopping

If anyone knows of a class on knowing when to stop, let me know. I still don't know what's going on here but I can't bring myself to call it done because ....well, just because. Part of the problem is the pleasure in the process. Just the act of sitting and stitching on cloth is it's own reward, whether something comes of the effort is always a crapshoot.
 

stitching on something with an end in mind is no less satisfying...here's another feather bound for Jude. The base cloth is a vintage linen napkin with a stamped design that someone left unfinished and Grace found abandoned in a second hand store that was going out of business . Once headed for oblivion, it's going to keep on working a while longer...the threaded needle was still in it and still incredibly sharp. I'm using it to work the feathers.

6 comments:

Regina said...

Your absolutely right - the pleasure is in the process.
Love the napkin story - that's a good one.
Regina

handstories said...

i need to sign up for that class, too. realized this week that i have so much unfinished work, i keep thinking that a neon sign will light up "DONE!", once in a great while it does. but usually just want to keep going, or to not let go maybe?

this piece of yours is wow-derful! especially love the cloth around the outside edge.

underatopazsky said...

Fabulous colour on a grey day, especially the golds. They sing.

Bookhandler said...

when I opened the webpage, the colors just lit up. I like this piece a lot.

Judy Martin said...

I think it's finished. I too like the way it has such intensity and peace out there at the edges.

Very painterly, Deb.

Deb said...

"Painterly"..thanks for that Judy. Once again I'm questioning my choice of materials.