Wrapping Christmas presents
left the kitchen table strewn with lovely papers, silvery ribbons, and
Santa Claus gift tags.
Seemed appropriate to photograph the Crumb against a
But this week's Crumb does not yet reflect Christmas.
It reflects the Chiku-Chiku work of Japanese artist Akiko Ike
whose work I have been looking at lately.
She uses thick, thick thread in her work.
So this week I chose the thickest threads I could find in my baskets
and then I went to Judy's Journal
to find that she had used thick thread and large stitches
for her beautiful Stumbling Flag quilt.
The thread I chose was so very thick it took pliars to pull it through.
Won't do that again in a hurry unless I find some looser weave fabrics.
As I stitched I realized the little scrap of olive green and black tie
was well over twenty years old.
It took me back.....
....back to the early nineties when I made
bears covered from head to foot in embroidery.
This, the first one I ever made was called
And this glamorous girl was called
Those were the days when everything had to have a bit of glitz...
Silk ribbon and shiny beads
and flowers galore.
Not a toy, but
I might have to make one for the baby-grand when she is older!
Hope your Christmas preparations are going swimmingly.