On a beautiful piece of onion skin dyed silk noil
I have begun wrapping around some tucks.
I think they will be trees
on a piece honouring the totem tree the local woodpeckers
have created across the pond.
I look at it every day as I stitch in the studio.
When the tree died
a heron used to sit atop it
keeping an eye on the Rusty Pups.
This is an old photo of just one pecked hole
but today all that bark has gone.
Another rock piece
is up on the wall
for me to test what thread colours to use.
No, no, no
Those stitches just won't do.
They will all come out.
Always have a few false starts before I get into the flow pf a piece.
Taking time to consider the options is important to me at this stage.
I have to say I am a bit nervous over the puffiness
of using a quilt batt for the first time in years.
Not nervous about stitching it
Nervous that I won't be happy with the effect
of dimpled stitches.
But I am committed.... I think.