One day while wondering what size this year's daily stitching should be,
My Wednesday Studio Buddy, Diane, and I
laid fabric on the floor and gathered rocks.
We kept on thinking bigger and bigger
until I ended up with something that was going to be enormous!
Once home again I realized big was overly ambitious!
After all, I plan to pick up pebbles on my daily walks
so I have to be able to carry them home!
Plus....a daily stitched journal should not take all day....
There has to be time for my larger works.
So you will not see this mighty rock in my Stone Pathways
(That is the name for the moment)
Though it could inspire something huge!
Here are my first seven pebbles of 2017
January first had to be special. It is a pebble from my parent's driveway in Dorset, England. My mother and I spent many happy hours sitting in the middle of that driveway searching for pebbles with holes. This one even had a teeny weeny pebble lodged in it's hole.
|Trace around each pebble directly on a scrap of cloth and cut.|
|Use various appliqué methods.|
|Some methods messier than others!|
|Embroider features like this one's white waistline.|
|Some look like liquorice!|
Whoops forgot to photograph the seventh one!
I am still working on how to assemble them into weekly columns.
Perhaps some stitching will
reflect what the weather was like each day.
I just know I do not want straight even columns for each week.
Irregular freeform is what I have in mind.
Now I have to work out the how!
May your daily stitching be fulfilling.